Korey Riker


Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Producer & Educator

Having just released his third album, a collection of live material titled "PTSD Volume 1", Philadelphia based saxophonist Korey Riker spent the last year touring the world performing with John Legend & Freddie Jackson.  After completing a tour with Melody Gardot, in 2016, Riker was a recipient of the Kimmel Center Jazz Composer Residency grant and was afforded the opportunity to further explore his work as a composer, producer and leader.  Looking forward in 2018, Riker will be actively touring the world as saxophonist, flutist and featured soloist with John Legend and Freddie Jackson and preparing his next release "PTSD Volume 2" due out this summer.

Since moving to Philadelphia in 2004, Riker has made his mark on the local music scene.  This has included several performances with The Roots, John Legend, Queen Latifah, Elvis Costello, Tye Tribbett and many more artists listed below.  TV appearances include Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Rachael Ray Show, WaWa Welcome America Philly 4th of July Jam concerts & Philadelphia's PSA "UnLitter" Campaign.  Discography highlights include Riker's work on the multi-Grammy award winning album "Greater Than" by Tye Tribbett, Grammy nominated "Buenaventura" by La Santa Cecilia, Latin Grammy award winning album "Sirope" by Alejandro Sanz, "New Amerykah: Part One" by Erykah Badu, "Souled Out" by Jhene Aiko & "Wise Up Ghost" by Elvis Costello & The Roots.



Saxophones (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone), Flute, Clarinet, EWI & Logic Pro

Korey Riker is endorsed by Silverstein Works, GL Cases, Phil-Tone mouthpieces & loves his Selmer & Yanagisawa saxophones and his Muramatsu flute.  


John Legend, The Roots, Queen Latifah, Justin Timberlake, Elvis Costello, John Mayer, Aretha Franklin, Ne-Yo, Freddie Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Ed Sheeran, Alejandro Sanz, Jhene Aiko, David Bisbal, Tye Tribbett, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Common, Mos Def, Esperanza Spalding, J. Cole, Grace Potter, Melody Gardot, Jennifer Hudson, De La Soul, Aloe Blacc, Amos Lee, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael McDonald, Nas, Darryl Hall, Raheem DeVaughn, Regina Belle, Estelle, Rakim, Fantasia, Boyz II Men, Sara Bareilles, Kindred The Family Soul, Chuck Brown, Doc Gibbs, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Orrin Evans, Tess Henley, Jaguar Wright, Maysa Leak, Jeff Bradshaw, Carol Riddick & many more!