New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park http://wwno.org en "Talkin' Jazz" with Great Drummer Herlin Riley http://wwno.org/post/talkin-jazz-great-drummer-herlin-riley <p>Herlin Riley is one of the world's finest drummers — the sort of fully engaged performer whose blend of passion, expertise and palpable joy is irresistible. He recently sat down with WWNO's Fred Kasten for the "Talkin' Jazz" interview series at the Old U.S. Mint, and talked about the profound role that family played in shaping his life in music. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:05:18 +0000 Fred Kasten 29868 at http://wwno.org Talkin' Jazz with Great New Orleans Pianist Ellis Marsalis http://wwno.org/post/talkin-jazz-great-new-orleans-pianist-ellis-marsalis <p>The pantheon of great New Orleans musicians is an extensive one, and there is no doubt that pianist Ellis Marsalis holds a richly deserved place in its upper echelons. His accomplishments as a musician and educator are of the highest order.</p><p>WWNO's Fred Kasten recently interviewed&nbsp;Marsalis for the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park's new "Talkin' Jazz" live interview series at the Old U.S. Mint, touching on topics such as his formative experiences growing up in New Orleans and the Jefferson Parish community of Shrewsbury.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:53:01 +0000 Fred Kasten 26326 at http://wwno.org