Summer Jazz Series: Albert Rivera QuartetSeptember 07, 2018
Contemporary, smooth, and eclectic — three words that just begin to describe Albert Rivera, “a modern Jazz Messenger” with one of the most exciting and sought-after saxophone sounds in today’s jazz scene. His albums, Re-Introduction, Inner Peace (Turnaround Records) and his latest Back At It (Truth Revolution Records) have been warmly embraced by critics, who call Albert and his two bandmates, Luques and Zaccai Curtis, “three young artists who are part of the next wave in this jazz ritual.” His new album, Live At The Litchfield Jazz Festival, is due out in the summer of 2018 on Truth Revolution Records.
As a performer, he has appeared at New York venues like Zinc Bar, Smalls Jazz Club, Cleopatra’s Needle, Blue Note, Nuyorican Poets Cafe and countless others. He appears often throughout North America with many appearances throughout the Northeast including Connecticut, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington DC. His collaborators have included Don Braden, Jimmy Greene, Claudio Roditi, Avery Sharpe, Rachel Z, and the great legendary pianist Junior Mance. At the Litchfield Jazz Camp, he has appeared with his own group and jazz stars like Matt Wilson, Paul Bollenback and Dave Stryker.
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