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Delfeayo Marsalis and Herlin Riley

August 15, 2013

Tonight at The Prime Example
8pm & 10pm
its going to be

DELFEAYO MARSALIS
Jazz Trombonist
& HERLIN RILEY
Jazz Drummer
DELFEAYO MARSALIS: Tonight will be a rare opportunity to hear Delfeayo Marsalis in a quartet setting, a smaller and more intimate performance than when he plays with his Uptown Jazz Orchestra. Both are worthy experiences, but I expect that tonight’s set will be as intensly personal and up close with the local fans and music liovers as are all of the Prime Examples Thursday night series. His trombone style is wide ranging, sometimes smooth and melodic and sometimes brassy and hot and I expect a mixture of classic modern Jazz with some homage paid to our local brass band flavor as Delfeayo has never shied away from bringing it home when it comes to working his trombone.

HERLIN RILEY makes a drum set talk. His rhythmic sense is amazing as he seems to effortlessy intertwine down beats, back beats, rolls, riffs, the brightness of cymbals and even African sequences in a way that is seamless. Listening to him is an education in what is possible on a drumset. And he has so much fun doing it that he is infectious and extremely engaging and entertaining.

Boo and I will be there! Hope to see you too. Live music is ….. life… with harmonies and a beat.

Cover charges: $15.00
WWOZ members with card receive a discount.

INFO: WWOZ.org or call Julius 504-701-9007

Prime Example Jazz Club
1909 N Broad Av
N.O., La 70119

Article by Lloyd Dennis

Herlin Riley and Erica Falls

On Thurs. 7/25/13 at 8pm and 10pm its going to be

HERLIN RILEY
Jazz Drummer
& Erica Falls/Vocalist

I love to be able to use superlatives and without reservation I can tell you that this is going to be a double dose of wonderful.

Herlin Riley
makes a drum set talk. His rhythmic sense is amazing as he seems to effortlessy intertwine down beats, back beats, rolls, riffs, the brightness of cymbals and even African sequences in a way that is seamless. Listening to him is an education in what is possible on a drumset. And he has so much fun doing it that he is infectious and extremely engaging and entertaining, and Herlin Riley always rolls with top shelf musicians. (Donald Ramsey already told me he’s on bass that night… another rhythm master.)

Boo and I planned to go even before we found out that he was going to have Erica Falls as featured vocalist, Erica is a singer we will show up for when she is the only attraction. If you have never heard this woman perform you will be blown away and if you have, you know what I’m talking about. Serious about her art with the gift of voice and versatile moving all around R&B, Jazz, Blues and Neo-Soul. Let me put it this way when Erica leaves it all on the stage she is the kind of singer no one would want to follow, and she always leaves it all on stage.

Sorry if you can’t make it… poor thing!

Cover charges: $15.00
WWOZ members with card receive a discount.

Where: The Prime Example Jazz Club, 1909 North Broad St., New Orleans, LA
When: Every Thursday night, at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the club at 504-944-0940 or primeexamplejazz@yahoo.com.

Article by Lloyd Dennis