A 7-piece band comprised of Egyptian and foreign musicians performing together since 2002, they are the leading entertainment Jazz band in Egypt. Their musical arrangements interpret tunes ranging from traditional Jazz standards to contemporary.
Their birthplace was at the Cairo Jazz Club back in the late 90s. The Riff Band was officially founded in November 2002 when they performed for the first time in their present formation at the American University in Cairo’s Ewart Hall. Since then, they have created a massive fan base. They mainly perform in Cairo, creating an exclusive Jazz music niche. Riff performed around Egypt including in Alexandria, Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada.
They performed for legendary producer Quincy Jones in Cairo at a private function, the inauguration of the Dutch Embassy in Cairo and in the gardens of the Cairo British Embassy for the Queen’s Ball.
Riff recorded their version of "Tea for Two" in October 2007 with music producer Darryl Kennedy.
They presented various artist tributes at the El Sawy Culture wheel and the Cairo Jazz Club including Nat "King" Cole, George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra and Cole Porter.