Riley Giandhari Trio @ The Jazzy Rainbow

Saturday 18 November
This performance by the Riley Giandhari Trio at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.
Durban’s The Jazzy Rainbow, in association with Concerts SA, launched its first straight jazz programme on the eve of Heritage Day in September, 2016 and has followed up with the same concept in 2017. “#JazzyStraightAhead is about introducing regular, live, straight jazz concerts to our city in order to help keep the music alive,” says Oliver-Rene Haas. “
Riley Giandhari is a Durban-based musician who has recently burst onto the live music scene. He has been playing the drums from the age of five and has developed a greater love for the instrument over the years. He was primarily influenced by his dad, Pravin Giandhari, an active drummer in and around Durban. Some of his other influences include John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Chick Corea, John Coltrane, Nathaniel Townsley, Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Dave Weckl, Derico Watson, Antonio Sanchez and Chris Coleman. He is currently completing his BA Honours degree in music and also teaches at Kearsney College. Some of his achievements are being chosen for The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band, 2016 and a tour to The Oslo Jazz Festival with Nyimbo Ya Bantu. Riley has worked with artists/bands such as Jan Lundgren, Lu Dlamini, Neil Gonsalves, Heather Groove, Burton Naidoo, Zoe Masuku, The David Langley Trio, Hugh Masekela, Chloe Clark, Ernest Dawkins, Mikey Dee, ZETHE, Rebirth, The Demiurge Quintet and Muriel Marco. He is currently on tour with The Mash Trio, a project lead by Sibusiso Mashiloane. On the night of the gig, The Riley G trio will play a mixture of jazz standards and his own compositions. Joining him onstage are Sanele Pakathi on keyboards and Tyrell Subramoney on bass.
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.
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Date: Saturday 18th November
Entrance 7pm
Entrance fee R40 including a free drink for students (T&C)
The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Rd,Morningside
Bookings: phone 031-3038398 or email

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