A drummer and producer, Karriem Riggins splits his time among jazz, hip hop, and the increasingly potent ground in between. His extensive résumé as a jazz drummer includes considerable work with notable pianist Mulgrew Miller (who will be part of Riggins's band here), as well as live and/or studio performances with such luminaries as Betty Carter, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson, Diana Krall, and Herbie Hancock. On the hip-hop side, he's worked with the likes of Common, the Roots, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, and Erykah Badu. Riggins's Experience promises to blur the lines among jazz, hip-hop, soul, and fusion, and include material from a forthcoming album also featuring Miller. Riggins's band will also include bassist Joe Sanders and Warren Wolf on vibes, as well as a guest DJ.
Sun., June 28, 7 p.m., 2009