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Herlin Riley + Down On Their Luck Orchestra

  • New Orleans Jazz Museum 400 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans United States (map)
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New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park’s artist-in-residence, Herlin Riley, joins the Down On Their Luck Orchestra for a special performance.

Since coming of age in the nurturing environment of a very musical family and a distinguished bloodline of drummers, New Orleans native Herlin Riley emerged from that most creative era of all things rhythmic in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, to enliven the ensembles of such influential and demanding improvisers as pianist Ahmad Jamal and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis through his commanding yet elegant rhythmic presence. His authoritative style of melodic percussion is deeply imbued in the fertile creative soil of the Crescent City, encompassing as it does the entire length and breadth of America’s ongoing musical journey.

Free and open to the public, sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.