Conservatory of Music

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John Riley


John Riley’s career includes work with such musicians as John Scofield, Woody Herman, Miles Davis, and Stan Getz. He appears regularly with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Bob Mintzer, and Mike Stern. John has recorded more than 60 CDs and written two critically acclaimed books, The Art of Bop Drumming and Beyond Bop Drumming.

Faculty member:

  • Purchase College, SUNY, 1996-present
  • The New School, 1995-present
  • Manhattan School of Music, 1988-present

Responsibilities include private drum-set instruction at undergrad and graduate level, small ensemble coaching, creating and teaching rhythmic analysis curriculum.