Photo Gallery


“Rhino and the Safari Men” performing on the House of Blues Stage, at the North Shore Music Festival,
Louisiana. Reggie Murray on sax, bassist Doug Waguespack, drummer James Cabiran, guitarist
Mark Mehaffey, keyboardist Mike Rihner.

Mike Rihner (at the piano) performing the “Waterton-Glacier Suite” world premiere with the
New Westminster Symphony Orchestra in Vancouver, Canada.

The Rhino Acoustic Project in the Jazz Tent at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
(left to right) Mike Rihner, Reggie Murray, Chris Severin, Doug Belote, Dave Mooney.

Outside Carnegie Hall just
before the performance of
my “New Orleans Suite”


Mike Rihner conducting the quintet from the piano.

The “Rhino Acoustic Project” after a performance on Halloween at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, New Orleans.

(From left to right) Guitarist Dave Mooney, pianist and composer Mike Rihner, bassist Chris Severin, drummer Doug Belote, saxophonist Reggie Murray


Singing in the Louisiana Philharmonic Symphony Chorus
for the performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

Mike Rihner with legendary singer Placido Domingo just before the New Orleans Opera Gala performance

Mike Rihner with Yo Yo Ma after a master class at Loyola University

Mike Rihner with jazz master Herbie Hancock in Armstrong Park, New Orleans

Mike Rihner with jazz great Chick Corea during a 4-day workshop with Chick in Massachusetts

Mike Rihner (far right, on banjo) playing with the Riverside Ramblers
traditional jazz band in Audubon Park, New Orleans.

Rhino and the Safari Men performing at the Mensaje Spanish Festival. (left to right) Mike Rihner,
Reggie Murray, Mark Mehaffey, Doug Waguespack, hidden from view: James Cabiran.

The Satchmo Fest in the French Quarter.

Solo Piano at the Windsor Court Hotel.

Picking and grinning in Glacier National Park with “Accordion Bob”

On the Bandstand in front of the old Casino in
City Park, New Orleans.

Mike Rihner after performing at the Rock & Roll Hall
of Fame with “Roots of American Music Ensemble,”
in Cleveland, Ohio.

Floating on an island at the Hilton in Washington DC

Jammin’ at the Rhino CD release party at Carrollton Station, New Orleans.

Performing at John Carroll University, Ohio for
hurricane Katrina relief benefit.

Getting ready to perform at
Snug Harbor, New Orleans.
Strumming outside the Northern Lights Saloon, Polebridge MT with Danny McIntosh (left), Wayne Murphy (center) and Mike Rihner (right).

Omega 3 – Music that’s good for you!
Danny Duplantier, Mike Rihner and James Cabiran


Omega 3 performing at South Port Music Hall – Metairie, LA
The Mockingbirds, Acoustic Duo – Mike Rihner & Heidi Campbell.
Rhino Electric Band performing at the D.B.A. music club, Frenchman Street, New Orleans. (left to right) Mike Rihner, Shawn Johnson, Doug Belote, David Mooney.
Mike “Rhino” Rihner performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Performing as a singing sailor in
New Orleans Opera Production of
Wagner’s Flying Dutchman
Jamming at Ruby’s Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA
At the Blackbox Theatre, NOCCA Riverfront
Music Legends of Glacier Park – Mike Rihner, Mr. Ian Tippet and Roger Stevens
The Bear Grass Boys – Wayne Murphy and Mike Rihner, in the Arrow Room at Glacier Park Lodge, MT

Mike Rihner, music director, conducting the New Orleans
Center for Creative Arts Jazz Big Band
New Orleans Opera Chorus director Carol Rausch (left)
and Maestro Robert Lyall (right)
After a jam session with Russian singer Evgeny Nikitin (center) and chorus member
David Bode (right)

Getting ready to perform at Lake
McDonald Lodge in Glacier
National Park, Montana.

Hiking along Josephine Lake in the heart of
Glacier National Park, Montana.

Rockin’ out on the Bermuda shoreline
after a great gig with The Beat Doctors.

Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier, Montana.


Hiking on a glacier near the town of McCarthy in
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska.

Mike Rihner (the teacher) in the classroom at the old
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA),
Perrier Street, New Orleans.

Performing with “Zone One” classic rock band on the dock
over Lake Pontchartrain in West End Park, New Orleans.
Playing bass, keyboardsand singing… wearing many hats!
(But no shirt!)


Havin’ some fun in downtown Nashville, TN


Celebrating at the Saints Lombardi Gras parade!