September 20 & 22, 2009 Kanazawa Jazz Festival
 Kanazawa Japan
April 26, 2009 Baltimore Jazz Society
 The Baltimore Museum Of Art's Meyerhoff Auditorium
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
November 9 through 16, 2008 The Jazz Cruise
August 25, 2008 Red Sea JAzz Festival
 Eliat, Israel
June 15, 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival
 Los Angeles, CA
June 13, 2008 Rochester Jazz Festival
 Rochester, NY
May 1 through 4, 2008 Jazz Standard
 Jazz Standard NY, NY
January 26, 2008 Manhattan Center: Jazz on 34th Street presents a 90th Birthday Celebration and Tribute to Thelonious Monk, hosted by Bill Cosby
 Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom NY, NY
October 10-13, 2007 (Wednesday through Saturday) Celebration of Thelonious Monk's 90th birthday
 Birdland, NYC
  Two sixty minute sets nightly (8:30 & 11)

The Ben Riley Monk Legacy Septet
Ben Riley, drums, leader
Don Sickler, trumpet, arranger
Bruce Williams, alto & soprano sax
Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax
Jay Brandford, baritone sax
Freddie Bryant, guitar
Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass

Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in Manhattan. Call 212-581-3080 for reservations and information, or go to
August 11, 2007  2007 JVC Newport Jazz Festival on the Pavillion Stagen  Fort Adams State Park

Ben Riley, drums, leader
Don Sickler, trumpet, arranger
Bruce Williams, alto & soprano sax
Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax
Jay Brandford, baritone sax
Freddie Bryant, guitar
Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass

June 16, 2007- Saturday Indy Jazz Festival
 Military Park, Downtown, Indianapolis
 Saturday, June 16, 2007
set at 4:15pm at APA stage
April 12, 2007- Thursday Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights in Jazz Presents A Thelonious Monk 90th Birthday Celebration
TRIBECA Performing Arts Center Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street New York, NY TRIBECA Box Office at (212) 220-1460
April 6, 2007- Thursday SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ FESTIVAL - SPRING "Monk and Mary Lou"
Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 415-398-5655
April 5, 2007- Friday The Triple Door
216 Union St Seattle, Wa 98101 206-838-4333
January 29, 2007 Town Hall Nightlife Award, NYC
2007 Nightlife Award for Best Jazz Combo Performance
January 24-27 2007 Birdland NYC
show times 9pm & 11pm
October 31, 2006 (evening) Birdland NYC: Release Party for Concord CD
show times 9pm & 11pm
October 31, 2006 (daytime) WBGO New Release Tuesdayat J&R Park Place in NYC
12:30-1:30 performance and interview with Rhonda Hamilton broadcast over WBGO 88.3FM on the web at
October 3, 2006 Jazz Icons DVD Release Party at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Lincoln Center, NYC featuring legends Phil Woods, Frank Wess, Benny Powell, Bob Kaye, Jymie Merritt and Joe Harris
October 6, 2006 Williamstown Jazz Festival, Williams College, M
July 6 - 18, 2006 European Tour
June 11, 2006 New Jersey Jazz Society Jazzfest 2006
Fairleigh-Dickinson University
Madison, NJ,web link info from Kate Casano (
May 17-20, 2006 Birdland, NYC
March 25, 2006 Cullen Theater, Houston, TX
produced by Da Camera of Houston
Dec 20~Dec 23, 2005 Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street, NYC, phone 212-447-7733 Sets at 8pm & 10pm, an extra set on Friday at 11:45m The septet: Ben Riley, drums and leader; Don Sickler, trumpet and arranger; Bruce Williams, alto & soprano saxes; Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax; Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax; Freddie Bryant, guitar; Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass
Nov 25, 2005 Teatro Curci, Italy
Nov 24, 2005 Fioro, Italy
Nov 23, 2005   Caruso Jazz Cafe, Italy
Nov 22, 2005 La tenda, Italy
Nov 21, 2005  
Nov 20, 2005 Teatro Manzoni, Teatro Comunale, Italy 

Don Sickler, trumpet, arranger
Bobby Porcelli, alto and soprano sax

Don Braden, tenorsax

Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax

Freddie Bryant, guitar

Cameron Brown, bass

July 30, 2005 Caramoor Jazz Festival, Katonah, NY
June 14-19, 2005
May 6, 2005 St. Lucia Jazz Festival
April 15-21, 2005 Athens, Greece (Half Note)
April 13, 2005 Burghausen (click on JAZZWOCHE 2005) with Johnny Griffin (tenor sax) as guest artist (Jazz Week Burghausen)
April 5-9, 2005 Bern, Switzerland (Marians Jazzroom)
February 8-13, 2005

Lincoln Center, NYC (Dizzy's Club Coca Cola)

Sept. 25, 2004 

Savannah Jazz Festival- Ben Riley's Monk Legacy Septet

July 27 - August 1, 2004
Calendar updated 11-25-07