Karriem Riggins announces 2 Canadian dates in Toronto & Montreal [News]
Toronto/Montreal – Detroit native and jazz musician/hip-hop and soul producer Karriem Riggins will be gracing Canada this month with two show dates; the first in Toronto on February 22nd and the second in Montreal on February 25th. Karriem is a very interesting cat who is a jazz drummer for Canada’s own Diana Krall and played with legends like Paul McCartney, Donald Byrd and Oscar Peterson. The trippy part is he’s also an established hip-hop/soul producer who’s worked with Common, Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli and The Roots, to name a few. Karriem recently released his debut instrumental album Alone Together (Download on iTunes) on Stones Throw Records.
The good people at Stanton DJ want to giveaway 2 amazing prize packs (1 for Toronto and 1 for Montreal) that include: a pair of tickets to the Toronto and Montreal show, Pro DJ headphones, Scratch DJ Academy Mix Software, and a Stanton t-shirt. Hit the jump to see the official contest details and both show flyers.
Toronto – February 22nd at Wrongbar
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Montreal – February 25th at Le Belmont
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Stanton DJ x Karriem Riggins Prize Pack Giveaway
To be entered into the contest to win the fabulous prize pack courtesy of Stanton DJ, tweet #KarriemRigginsToronto or #KarriemRigginsMontreal to @HipHopCanada and @StantonDJ4LF telling both of us why you deserve to win the prize pack. The winner will be chosen at random on February 21st (for Toronto) and February 24th (for Montreal).
The prize pack includes:
– 2 pairs of tickets (1 pair for Toronto, 1 pair for Montreal)
– Pro DJ Headphones (check them out here)
– Scratch DJ Academy Mix Software (check them outhere)
– Stanton t-shirt
About Karriem Riggins
The Karriem Riggins types do not come around twice in a lifetime. Not too many artists have worked so closely with some of the greatest luminaries in hip hop (Common, J Dilla, Madlib, Kanye West, Slum Village, The Roots & Erykah Badu), whilst still maintaining a solid grounding in jazz backing the likes of Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, Donald Byrd, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter as well Grammy winner and Canada’s own Diana Krall. But at that inflection point sits the Detroit native Karriem Riggins.
Karriem Riggins’ latent’s speak largely for themselves. Following in his father’s footsteps as a jazz musician, and then becoming a maestro on the Akai MPC, he performed, produced, arranged and mixed seamlessly between hip hop and jazz, with dozens of credits to his name. He also collaborated with former Beatle Paul McCartney in concert as well on Kisses on the Bottom, McCartney’s first studio release in five years. He even found the time to rap on record with Madlib as Supreme Team/Jahari Masamba. But after keeping a hectic touring schedule as jazz drummer, Karriem Riggins finally celebrated the October release of his 1st solo LP Alone/Together with SoCal’s Stones Throw.
Having emerged from the legendary hip hop period that spawned Slum Village and J Dilla, Karriem Riggins’ 34-track instrumental album Alone Together signaled his “return to the machines”, including the famed Akai MPC – how he produces and expresses himself freely.
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