Karriem Riggins + Joel Ross

Drummer and 2020 Tri-C JazzFest Artist-in-Residence Karriem Riggins has often shifted between the jazz and hip-hop scenes, but the two genres are so inextricably linked that it would be better to call him a flexible multi-instrumentalist and producer. Born in Detroit, Riggins has recorded with the likes of Mulgrew Miller, Rodney Whitaker, Ray Brown and Roy Hargrove, to name a few. He performs regularly with Diana Krall and collaborates frequently with Common.

Performing first is Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based vibraphonist and composer Joel Ross, who has a way of being everywhere interesting at once: from deeply innovative albums to reliably revolutionary combos to the buzzing debut of Blue Note’s 2018 breakout star James Francies. Even with his own bands, Ross is basically a living blur of mallets, talent and ideas.


Saturday, June 27 │ 3:30 p.m.

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Single tickets go on sale May 1, but festival passes are on sale now. Learn more at www.tri-cjazzfest.com. 

Saturday, June 27 at 3:30pm

Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

Event Type

Arts & Entertainment, Music

Target Audience

General Public




Tickets on sale May 1



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