Riley G in Concert

iSupport Music Business, in partnership with UKZN, Centre for Jazz & Popular Music and Centre for Creative Arts. Supported by ConcertsSA.

  • Ticket Price: R30.00
  • Duration: 29mins 44sec
  • Age Recommendation: All Ages
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Language: English

Riley G is a session drummer, composer, producer, teacher, keyboardist and audio engineer based in Durban. Riley G, or Riley Joseph Giandhari, started playing the drums at the age of 3 and was mainly inspired by his father Pravin Giandhari who is also a professional drummer. At the age of 15, Riley started playing the drums at church and with a few gospel bands. Although he has considered degrees in other fields of study, he has always been drawn back to music and therefore enrolled to study Jazz at UKZN in 2013. Apart from his studies, he is currently a session drummer who records and performs with various musicians and artists. Riley has performed with artists such as Hugh Masekela, Neil Gonsalves, Brian Simpson, Mike Del Ferro and Raphael Clarkson. He also teaches drums at Kearsney College and gives private lessons in drums, keyboard, and music theory.


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Drums: Riley Giandhari
Piano: Sanele Phakathi
Keys: Zibusiso Makhathini
Bass Guitar: Freeman Gumede

Videography: Vulane Mthembu
Sound Engineers: Andile Gumede, Mzwandile Ntsele and The Playhouse Company
Produced by iSupport Music Business