Gyan Riley

"Beautiful and enigmatic"…"an alluringly intimate vibe created from the first note."
-The New York Times

"Gyan Riley is a one-man American-music machine, amicably ranging across the fields of jazz, world music, and post-minimalism."
-The New Yorker

update!

Whoa, it’s been ages since I posted anything here! A lot has been happening…most recently, I’ve been in Europe on tour with Eviyan. We had great concerts in Bern, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Brussels, and Prague, celebrating the release of our first recording, a live album from the Victoriaville Festival FIMAV in May. It’s available here and here. Looking forward to our show at Lincoln Center in NYC in March, and to returning to Europe with them in May!

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Spain and Germany

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I just returned home from a fantastic trip to Spain and Germany…business AND pleasure! The July 27 John Zorn Marathon at the Heineken Jazzaldia Festival was indeed a memorable event. 6 hours of music, 33 amazing artists, so many incredible moments. Here you can see the view from my room…the concert hall (Kursaal) is the big grey building right on the beach!

 

 

Eviyan in July!

I’m excited to play a bunch of times this month with Eviyan…we play Friday for the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in Massachusetts, Saturday at the Bard College Spiegeltent, then the following weekend we’re playing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and City Winery in Chicago! We’ll cap it off with a couple days in the studio, so keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming release. ;)

Lugo

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Downtown Lugo before the concert. The green patches growing on the castle wall behind the guy on the bike are capers. Mmmmmm…

Angelica Festival

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Sound check at the beautiful Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti in Modena.

April/May trip

I had a wonderful trip in April/May, beginning with a 10-day residency at the magical Harrison House in Joshua Tree, CA.  The retreat culminated in a concert featuring the music I composed while there, then I went to San Diego and Nevada City for other solo concerts.  Then on to Italy with my dad and Tracy Silverman for concerts for the Angelica Festival in and around the beautiful city of Bologna. Finally up to Vermont and then Victoriaville QC to open the fabulous FIMAV festival with EVIYAN.  Now gearing up for some NY shows before heading back to CA in June!

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Boston Globe review

Here’s a nice first review of EVIYAN, from Saturday’s  show at MIT!

Eviyan at MIT

I’m excited to head to Boston for the EVIYAN show on Sat Mar 2 at MIT!  Our new trio will be joined by Grammy-nominee tabla player Sandeep Das and bassist Blake Newman. There will also be an opening set by MIT CAST Visiting Artist/instrument maker/composer Victor Gama.

Friday 2/15 Eviyan debut show in NYC!

_Z5A8173bwExcited about the first NYC show with my new group Eviyan, this Friday 2/15 at 7pm at the Bohemian National Hall in NYC.  Such a pleasure to play music with Iva Bittova (violin and voice) and Evan Ziporyn (clarinets).  Hope to see you there!

Amsterdam bound!

Excited to be heading across the pond tonight for concerts (solo and with Dither Quartet) in the Netherlands and Germany!