Na parę dni przed koncertem z John'em Zorn'em w Katowicach swój recital solo zagra:
“Gyan Riley is a one-man American-music machine, amicably ranging across the fields of jazz, world music, and post-minimalism." - The New Yorker
"Beautiful and enigmatic"…"an alluringly intimate vibe created from the first note." - The New York Times
Having won his first guitar in a raffle when he was 12 years old, he now focuses on his own compositions, improvisation, and various collaborations. Gyan has been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, New Music USA, the Carnegie Hall Corporation, the American Composers Forum, and the New York Guitar Festival.
He has performed with artists such as Zakir Hussain, Lou Reed, John Zorn, Bill Frisell, the Kronos Quartet, Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth), Iva Bittova, Julian Lage, the Bang-On-A-Can All-Stars, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Glenn Kotche, the San Francisco Symphony, and his father, the composer/pianist/vocalist Terry Riley.
Gyan has four solo CD titles and many collaborative recordings. His fourth solo album, Sprig, was recently released on the National Sawdust Tracks label. Gyan currently resides in New York City and actively tours worldwide.
Po koncercie zwyczajowo odbędzie się jam session.
Patroni medialni wydarzenia: Jazz Forum, JazzSoul.pl oraz Radio Kampus.
Organizator: Karolina Szewc