HERLIN RILEY

Hard Bop / Latin Rock/Soul • United States
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Herlin Riley was born February 15, 1957, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Born into a musical family, Herlin was always surrounded by music. He began playing the drums at age three. He studied trumpet throughout high school and two years of college. His attraction to the trumpet was short-lived, however, and he concentrated his efforts on the drums.

Herlin was a member of Ahmad Jamal’s group from 1984 through 1987. He has recorded with Marcus Roberts, Dr. John, Harry Connick, Jr., George Benson, Benny Wallace, Mark Whitifield, among others. His theater experience includes playing in One Mo’ Time and Satchmo: America’s Musical Legend.

In the spring of 1988, he joined Wynton Marsalis’ touring and recording group, which he performed with through its disbanding in late 1994. He also performed on the first Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra United States tour in the fall of 1992, performing the music of Duke Ellington. Herlin is a
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HERLIN RILEY Watch What You're Doing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Watch What You're Doing
Hard Bop 2000
HERLIN RILEY Cream Of The Crescent album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cream Of The Crescent
Hard Bop 2005
HERLIN RILEY New Direction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Direction
Latin Rock/Soul 2016
HERLIN RILEY Perpetual Optimism album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Perpetual Optimism
Hard Bop 2019

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