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John Riley - Jazz Drumming Intensive


Product Code JOH05RR870
Manufacturer Groovewarehouse
Condition New

John Riley Jazz Drumming One Day Intensive

August 29, 10am - 3pm

Venue: Groove Warehouse

Critically acclaimed performer, author and teacher, John Riley has worked with the world's leading Jazz musicians for over 30 years. A three time GRAMMY award winner and 13 time nominee, John has played on hundreds of recordings and at major venues with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and many others. John is the author of The Art of Bop Drumming, currently published in five languages, Beyond Bop Drumming, The Jazz Drummer's Workshop and the DVD The Master Drummer. John has a BM in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, 1975, and an MM in Jazz Studies from the Manhattan School of Music, 1985. He is on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music and SUNY Purchase, an Artist in Residence at the Amsterdam Conservatory in Holland and has given master classes around the world.

This unique One-Day Jazz Drumming Intensive featuring NYC Jazz legend and educator John Riley is exclusive to Groove Warehouse! John has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz education from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music in Jazz studies from Manhattan School of Music. He is on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music, and SUNY Purchase, and is an Artist in Residence at Amsterdam Conservatory, Holland. John is also the author of The Art of Bop Drumming, Beyond Bop Drumming, The Jazz Drummer’s Workshop, and has taught master classes around the world. John has performed with; Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Scofield, Bob Mintzer, Gary Peacock, Mike Stern, Joe Lovano, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, John Patitucci, Bob Berg, and many others! 

Here are the things you will learn:

  • Defining and developing hand techniques like Moeller, Push-pull and more!
  • Exploring the Jazz drum sound
  • Classic Jazz phrases
  • How to personalise and update the classic Jazz language
  • The Art of Brush playing
  • Drum Set chart reading
  • The drummer’s role as an accompanist
  • Bass and drum groove issues
  • Students will have the opportunity to perform with a Jazz Trio


  • All study material will be provided 
  • Students will receive a special achievement certificate signed by John
  • Free Gift Pack for each student
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Students are to provide their own Sticks, Kick Pedals and Stool.

Groove Warehouse 1-Day Intensive Cancellation Policy:

50% cancellation fee will apply if 2 days notice is not given in writing to: before 27/7/16

The Groove Warehouse is proud to bring John to Canberra for this very special one day intensive! 


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