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Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Herlin Riley Presents: Sounds Of Cuba And New Orleans Featuring Herlin Riley with Pedrito Martinez, Nicholas Payton, Russell Hall, special guests Yusa, Oscar Rossignoli, and spoken word artists Chuck Perkins and Indio Melendez

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s
The Appel Room, February 21 & 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

New York, NY (December 26, 2019) – Drummer extraordinaire Herlin Riley, one of today’s hardest-grooving, most infectiously energetic drummers, returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center for the concert event, Herlin Riley Presents: Sounds of Cuba and New Orleans on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Appel Room in Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, NY.

There’s always a homecoming energy when Riley, a longtime member of Wynton Marsalis’ small groups and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, returns to the House of Swing. For these special performances featuring classic New Orleans repertoire reimagined and spiced up to include Cuban music traditions, Riley will lead a band comprising Cuban percussion genius Pedrito Martinez, prolific trumpeter (and fellow New Orleanian) Nicholas Payton, New York's lively, go-to bassist Russell Hall, and special guests Yusa on vocals, Oscar Rossignoli on piano, and spoken word artists Chuck Perkins and Indio Melendez.

Free pre-concert discussion about the music and artists at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

For more information, visit jazz.org.

Ticket Information
The Appel Room ticket prices are $65 and up, dependent upon seating section.

All single tickets can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Note: Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room—are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9800 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

Many of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concerts stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience. The concerts will also be available on Livestream’s mobile and TV-connected applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos and other materials available to fans worldwide at jazz.org/live.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, SiriusXM, and Steinway & Sons.

Generous support for the 2019-2020 Jazz at Lincoln Center Season is made possible in part by the Arnhold Family, Diana and Joe DiMenna, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ambrose Monell Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Press Inquiries:
Zooey Tidal Jones
Director, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center