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Herlin Riley, dr
Derek Douget, sax
David Torkanowsky, p
Grayson Brockamp, b
Alexi Marti, cong

Herlin, the swingin'  & thrillin' drummer as a band leader in Art Blakey's footsteps.

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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 regularly featured musician at Jazz at the Lincoln Center. He has released two recordings as a leader, “Cream Of The Crescent” and “Watch What You’re Doing”. Both of these albums feature fellow Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra members. Herlin Riley is one of those rare jazz masters, who’ll truly “swing anything”. For this year, Herlin has assembled another array of first-class musicians to present his newest project “New York-Havana-Connection”.


Anthony Hervey, tp
Patrick Bartley, sax
Jeffery Miller, tb
Isaiah J. Thompson, p
Philip Norris, b
Domo Branch, dr

Anthony is a young trumpet player with a deep understanding of the traditional roots of jazz music.

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At Jazzfestival Bern for the first time!

Anthony Hervey is a Jazz artist, trumpeter, and composer from South Florida. He is currently a fourth year student at The Juilliard School of Music (in New York), majoring in Jazz Studies. A 2015 high school graduate of Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hervey was a member of the school’s nationally renowned jazz ensemble. Anthony has a deep understanding of the traditional roots of jazz music and is able to interpret the past while moving towards the future. He aspires to be a critical force in the future of Jazz and is already making a lot of noise in the world of music. Anthony Hervey received the Outstanding Soloist recognition award four consecutive years (2012-2015) at the prestigious09.04.-13.04.2019 Herlin Riley / Anthony Hervey Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition & festival in New York. At the 2015 competition, he was awarded the Ella Fitzgerald Award representing the Outstanding Soloist for the entire competition. In recent years Hervey has participated in the 2014 Vail Jazz Workshop, the 2015 Grammy Jazz Band, 2014-2015 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and was invited to participate in the 2015 inaugural Summer Jazz Academy in Castleton by Wynton Marsalis.

Concerts Herlin Riley

Tue. 09.04. - Sat. 13.04.2019

Tuesday, 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday, 10.00 p.m.
Thursday, 7.30 p.m.
Friday, 10.00 p.m.
Saturday, 7.30 p.m.

Admission: CHF 48.-

Concerts Anthony Hervey

Tue. 09.04. - Sat. 13.04.2019

Tuesday, 10.00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.
Thursday, 10.00 p.m.
Friday, 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, 10.00 p.m.

Admission: CHF 42.-

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