Herlin Riley, Christmas concert, December 8, 2007, Jazz at Lincoln Center
|Born||February 15, 1957|
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Labels||Criss Cross, Mack Avenue|
|Wynton Marsalis, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra|
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.
With Ahmad Jamal
With Marcus Roberts
With Wynton Marsalis
[With Bennie Wallace]