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HERLIN RILEY NOLA MUSIC MAKERS
December 27, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$25.00
Drummer extraordinaire Herlin Riley will be debuting his new touring band the NOLA Music Makers, a super group of some of the best jazz players in the Crescent City. 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 and Mark Whitfield while honing his skills as one of the top neo-bop jazz drummers. Saxophonist Derek Douget serenades audiences with equally powerful and melodic vibes and contains an advanced jazz dexterity that is reminiscent of Sidney Bechet and old world New Orleans. Pianist David Torkanowsky is equally comfortable pushing the edges of jazz, funk, and blues collaborating with so many musical legends — Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Danny Barker. Trumpeter Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown has unmatched talent as a Grammy Winner with his authentic New Orleans jazz, blues and R&B styles. Bassist Max Moran has made a name for himself with the Bridge Trio and performing with the likes of Victor Goines, Delfeayo Marsalis and Sean Jones. Jason Marsalis is the youngest member of the famous New Orleans Marsalis jazz musical family. Besides being a great drummer, he is also a great vibraphonist. Together, they will bring all their combine talent to a new level in jazz performance.