Karriem Riggins

Karriem Riggins



Karriem Riggins is an American jazz drummer, hip hop producer, DJ and rapper.



13th is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay.
The Headnod Suite
The Headnod Suite is an album by musical artist Karriem Riggins, released on February 24, 2017.
Headnod Suite
Headnod Suite is an album by musical artist Karriem Riggins, released on February 24, 2017.
Alone Together
Alone Together is an album by musical artist Karriem Riggins, released on October 22, 2012.

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The Keys And Strings Hour (More Bill Evans) Plus New Music
  –  March 25, 2018
57:00 Jazz Unlimited 3/25/18 Hour 3 Archive This is a video of the Orrin Evans Trio with with Eric Revis (b) and Karriem Riggins (d) live at the Jazz Standard in 2013 playing an Evans composition called "The Answer." Jazz Unlimited for March 18 ...
August Greene
  –  March 23, 2018
March 5, 2018 • August Greene, the supergroup featuring Common, Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper, peers at the state of the black union through a jazzy, hip-hop lens. February 21, 2018 • August Greene, Common's new trio with Robert Glasper and ...
Common, Karriem Riggins & Robert Glasper on Bringing More Live Music to Hip-Hop as August Greene
  –  March 23, 2018
“Because we were working together so much, the timing was right. We rented this house with a studio [in Malibu, Calif.], and we thought of August Greene. It was my birthday and we were having fun, and my trainer was like, ‘Yo, y’all should be a group ...
Hip-hop and jazz supergroup August Greene to play Orlando in May
  –  March 22, 2018
The group, consisting of core trio Robert Glasper (pianist), Common (MC) and Karriem Riggins (percussionist) and joined by a rotating family of collaborators, create a lyrical and evocative hybrid of hip-hop and jazz. A string of recent live shows and the ...
August Greene Drop a Strong Jazz-Rap Hybrid With Self-Titled Album
  –  March 21, 2018
Hip-hop's newest supergroup emerged in January after Common announced that himself, Grammy-winning jazz percussionist Karriem Riggins and acclaimed pianist Robert Glasper had teamed up to form August Greene. Less than two months later, the trio's ...
August Greene Are Super (Group) Optimistic on Self-Titled Debut
  –  March 21, 2018
Following the success of their Emmy Award-winning collaboration "Letter to the Free" — a contribution to Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th — Common, Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper have joined forces to record August Greene, their debut as a ...
Supergroup August Greene coming to Orlando
  –  March 19, 2018
The group features Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy Award–winning hip hop artist Common; Houston-born, Grammy Award–winning pianist and composer Robert Glasper; and world-renowned percussionist and producer Karriem Riggins. Each artist’s talents ...
August Greene - Karriem Riggins on His New Collaborative Album with Robert Glasper and Common
  –  March 16, 2018
At this stage, Karriem Riggins can work with anyone. He already has. If you're not already a fan of one of the most dynamic and creative drummers in the business, then you've undoubtedly heard his craft on albums by artists as diverse as Kanye West and ...
August Greene Drops Self-Titled Debut Album
  –  March 14, 2018
Hip-hop group August Greene -- consisting of rapper Common, Grammy Award-winning pianist Robert Glasper, and drummer-producer Karriem Riggins -- have released their self-titled debut album and it has all the feels. The 11-track LP by no means falls short ...
Supergroup August Greene serve up artisan-level sounds
  –  March 14, 2018
August Greene is a supergroup in the truest sense of the word. Oscar-winning rapper-actor Common, Grammy-winning pianist-producer Robert Glasper and masterful drummer-producer Karriem Riggins make up the collective, so it’s no surprise that their self ...
Common on his jazz-rap group August Greene's 'inspiring' debut
  –  March 14, 2018
Just over a year removed from his stormy 2016 LP Black America Again, the 46-year-old musician has branched out in a new direction, joining forces with longtime collaborators Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper to form the band August Greene.
Common’s New Supergroup Debuts Two New Songs In A Soulful Tiny Desk Concert
  –  February 21, 2018
August Greene, the hip-hop-soul supergroup consisting of Common and musicians Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper, used their Tiny Desk Concert appearance at the NPR offices to not just deliver in inspiring, soulful performance, but to promote equality as well.
Watch AUGUST GREENE's NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
  –  February 21, 2018
Golden Globe, GRAMMY, Academy Award winning activist, actor and artist Common, four-time GRAMMY Award winning pianist/producer Robert Glasper, and drummer/producer extraordinaire Karriem Riggins will release their debut Amazon Originals album as August Greene.
Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins share new August Greene song, “Black Kennedy”: Stream
  –  February 15, 2018
Last month, Common, pianist Robert Glasper, and drummer Karriem Riggins announced a new collaborative project, August Greene, which was born out of their Emmy-winning contribution to Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th. Previously, the trio shared their ...
Common Forms August Greene With Robert Glasper And Karriem Riggins
  –  January 19, 2018
Common has revealed that he has formed a new band called August Greene. Common will be joined by pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins in the new group. August Greene is set to release their self-titled debut on March 9 and has already debuted ...
Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins Unite As August Greene, Drop Single Featuring Brandy
  –  January 18, 2018
There’s a new supergroup in town. Today (Jan. 18), Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins have announced that they have united under the moniker August Greene. This isn’t a spur of the moment thing since they also dropped a new single, called ...
Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins Form Trio & Drop Debut Single
  –  January 18, 2018
Common has joined forces with Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins to form a new band called August Greene. Although the three have collaborated before, including on the Emmy Award-winning “Letter To The Free,” the trio made its official debut on ...


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