|Name Herlin Riley||Role Drummer · herlinriley.com|
|Education Southern University and A&M College|
Music group Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Albums Portraits By Ellington, Live in Cuba, Portrait in Seven Shades, Jazz At Lincoln Center: T, The Fire Of The Fundamentals
Similar People Reginald Veal, Wycliffe Gordon, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Delfeayo Marsalis
Herlin riley interview to the heart of things
Herlin Riley (born February 15, 1957) is an American jazz drummer and a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis.
- Herlin riley interview to the heart of things
- Herlin riley second line style drumming
- As leader
- As sideman
A native of New Orleans, Riley started on the drums when he was three. He played trumpet through high school, but he went back to drums in college. After graduating, he spent three years as a member of a band led by Ahmad Jamal. He has worked often with Wynton Marsalis as a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and of Marsalis's small groups. He has also worked with George Benson, Harry Connick, Jr., and Marcus Roberts.
Riley played a large part in developing the drum parts for Wynton Marsalis's Pulitzer Prize-winning album, Blood on the Fields. He is a lecturer in percussion for the jazz studies program at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Herlin riley second line style drumming
With Ahmad Jamal
With Marcus Roberts
With Wynton Marsalis