DURBAN: TALENTED Queensburgh drummer Riley Giandhari is able to flow with all music genres, but tapping jazz beats on a drum kit is his favoured groove mode.
The 21-year-old, who was selected to perform with the Standard Bank National Youth Band at the Grahamstown Youth Festival last year, is a sought-after drummer on the local music scene.
His other notable gig in 2016 was a trip to Norway as part of a music exchange ensemble that performed at the Oslo Jazz Festival.
While there, he also got to jam with Grammy Award-winning jazz artist, Michael League from the group Snarky Puppy.
Some of Giandhari’s 2017 highs included collaborating with jazz legend Hugh Masekela and performances with the International Youth Jazz Band in Grahamstown.
Giandhari’s latest musical feat, A Night Down in New Orleans at Egyptian Ella’s, a creative jazzy musical production that had Durban audiences swinging to its compelling storyline during recent showings, has also excited him.