September 21st, 2016

After completing a successful Kimmel Center Jazz Composer Residency, Korey Riker decided to take his band into the studio to record a cover of Tiësto's 'Summer Nights' paired with a video by shot by Maximilian Images at Riker's performances at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Time.  



 March 9, 2016

Check out this video of Korey Riker performing his song 'Nine2Five' at the monthly concert series Sittin' In at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts!  The band for the evening included Luke Carlos O'Reilly on keys, Simon Martinez on guitar, Jonathan Smith on bass, Pablo Batista on percussion, Lionel Forrester Jr. on drums and many special guests Sittin' In...

February 4, 2016

The Doc Gibbs and the Emiril Live Band reunited for a special appearance on the Rachael Ray Show.  We had an awesome time performing as the house band for the episode.  Check your local listings on ABC for show time.  



November 19, 2015

I'm very happy to announce that I've been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Kimmel Center Jazz Composer Residency Grant!  I'm very excited to get to work on my next project titled "Trainspotter".  

September 28, 2015

Melody Gardot's "Currency Of Man" US Tour has officially begun with our first performance at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco!  I'm excited for this new adventure that will have me traveling the world until mid-December.  Check for more info!



September 18, 2015

My 2nd album "Recognizance" is now available on CD!  I'm only making CDs available at this time while I promote the record.  Full digital release will be December 8, 2015.  If you would like a copy contact me!  If you are in radio/press I would love to hear from you. 



July 17th, 2015

The 2015 #JLEUROTOUR is now a wrap!  In a month's time we traveled to Ireland, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Lebanon & Portugal.  I had a great time and am really excited to see what future dates are in store.  



March 7th, 2015

It has been an incredible opportunity to begin touring with John Legend.  We started rehearsals in December and have a great run of shows through the rest of 2015.  This picture is from last night at Rodeo Houston for a crowd of 70,000!  

November 9th, 2014

I'm very honored to be featured on the 1st season of PhillyCam Sessions brought to you by the Philadelphia Jazz Project.   We had a great time performing this set.  Enjoy!

September 9th, 2014

Thanks to my friend James Poyser for including me on the release of Jhene Aiko's new album Souled Out!  I was featured on the closing track "Pretty Bird" ft. Common.  Check out the song and Jhene's thoughts about this work...




July 4th, 2014

Wawa Welcome America 4th of July Jam was another huge success this year.  In case you missed it VH1 has you covered with the full concert!  Enjoy 3 hours of great music by The Roots, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, Aloe Blacc, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jeremy Ellis and yours truly!!!  This year was hosted by Marlon Wayans.  Click on the picture for the link and enjoy the show!



March 18th, 2014

Congratulations to David Bisbal for the release of his album "Tu y Yo"!!!  Jeff Bradshaw, Matt Cappy and I are very proud to have put our sound on the songs "Si Pero No", "Mi Estrella de Cine" & "Hombre De Tu Vida"



February 11th, 2014

Check out this demo I did for Rich Maraday's Viking Instruments.  Rich's horns are a great price.  He owns a small company, no big advertising budget, focused on quality.  He's also a very honest, easy person to talk to. 



 January 26th, 2014

Tye Tribbett's album "Greater Than" has taken home 2 Grammys for "Gospel Album of the Year" and "Gospel Song of the Year".  I am incredibly honored and humbled to have played all of the Tenor Saxophone & Flute parts on this record as well as Alto Saxophone on the song "He Turned It"




September 25th, 2013

I was honored to perform at this year's Clinton Global Initiative with Elvis Costello & The Roots!  While in attendance I had a chance to meet many fascinating people including President Clinton!  We talked about saxophones & Sonny Rollins!  A memory to last a lifetime.



September 17th, 2013

It's finally here!  Elvis Costello & The Roots "Wise Up Ghost" is now available!  I highly recommend you pick up a CD or vinyl copy if you're a fan!  The CD package comes with a really cool 28 page booklet with a nice prologue, photos, lyrics and all the pertinent album information.



August 6th, 2013

Tye Tribbett's "Greater Than" has hit the shelves!  I am very honored to have played Alto, Tenor & Flute on Tye's newest release.  It's a pretty amazing record!  Great songwriting, incredible arrangements.  He never fails to give the listener plenty to enjoy.  Modern cutting edge Gospel at its best!



July 10th, 2013

I had a great time performing with Queen Latifah at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA!  She's an amazing talent and incredible person to work with.  Check out this clip of our performance of Phoebe Snow's "Poetry Man"



July 4th, 2013

Did you miss Philly 4th of July Jam?  No worries, VH1 has got you covered with the full concert!  That's right, you can jam out to 3 hours of great music by The Roots, Jill Scott, Grace Potter, Hunter Hayes DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Cole, John Mayer, Ne-Yo and yours truly!!!  Click on the picture for the link and enjoy the show!



May 29th, 2013

"Wise Up Ghost" the forthcoming record from Elvis Costello & The Roots to be released September 17, 2013 on Blue Note Records!  I'm very fortunate, excited, honored, lucky, all that to be a part of this record.  I'm on an album that's coming out on Blue Note Records?  BLUE NOTE RECORDS!?!?!  Awesome.  Can't wait to start playing this material live.



May 7th, 2013

Tess Henley's album "High Heels & Sneakers" released!  Check out this awesome album co-produced by members of The Legendary Roots Crew.  More info here...



May 11, 2013

The 2nd Annual Center City Jazz Festival kicks off May 11th, 2013!  Korey Riker and his group are debuting new compositions from his upcoming record.  More info at



April 11, 2013

First session for #RIR02 today!  Great day of recording at Steve McKie's Studio Pine in West Philly.  I was joined by Eric Wortham on keys, Wayne Moore on bass, Steve Mckie on drums & Aaron Goode on trombone.  Got some nice work done!