Albert Rivera


  • “Albert Rivera Organ Sextet opened Saturday's proceedings, with the tenor-playing leader and band hitting the mark on a slow, sultry "After Hours" and a dramatic original, a brooding reflection on 9/11 called "Remembrance."

    —Sandy Ingham
  • “Three young artist (Albert Rivera, Luques and Zaccai Curtis) who are part of the next wave in this jazz ritual.”

    —DownBeat Magazine
  • “Rivera has a timeless tenor tone and a special sensitivity on soprano.”

    Tony Hall
    Jazz Wise Magazine
  • “While Rivera's compositions are diverse, these musicians hit the pocket and sustain a powerful group dynamic.”

    —All About Jazz NY
  • “A Modern Jazz Messenger!”

    Owen McNally Hartford Courant
  • "Albert Rivera came to town for a show that blew us all away"

    —Ken Laster(Radio Host) - WWUS 91.7
  • "Albert and the band played straight ahead jazz the way it was meant to be played. If you weren't there you just MISSED"

    — Stanley Danner (Gerald Veasly Jazz Base)
  • "he asserts his more confrontational personality on the smaller, more sensitive-sounding instrument. Rivera’s soprano sound is equally as compelling as his tenor technique; he wrestles a deep, rich tone from the bright, tiny saxophone."

    —Jon Ross -

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"Back At It" Available Now

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I was recently part of "Where We Live" on NPR hosted by John Dankosky. It was an honor to be a part of it. Wanna take a listen? Click here


Shows and appearances of note coming up!

To all my Fairfield County Friends (especially those in Greenwich) come by every Friday!

WUJI "The Joy Of Sax" - Albert Rivera Trio plus 1 featuring Allegra Levy every Friday from 7pm - 10pm

68 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT

Call 203-869-1940 for reservations



Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring orginal swinging music have started, so swing by at 11:30 at both Eastend in Greenwich and Mediterraneo in Norwalk. Along with performing, I will be curating talent in both locations. Visit their websites or their facebook pages for more info.

April 21st 2017 - Albert Rivera Trio plus 1 - Wuji Greenwich 7-10pm 

April 23rd 2017 - Albert Rivera Trio - Mediterraneo, Norwalk 11:30am - 3pm

April 28th 2017 - Albert Rivera Trio plus 1 - Wuji Greenwich 7-10pm

April 30th 2017 - Albert Rivera Duo - Eastend 409 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich 11:30am - 3pm 


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"Inner Peace"

Albert Rivera - Inner Peace

Rivera's second album showcases his contemporary, smooth, and eclectic sounds. The album features some of the finest musicians on the jazz scene today, including Mark Whitfield, Luques Curtis, Jean Caze, Zaccai Curtis, Nick Rosbeoro, Nathan Jolley, Beck Burger and John Iannuzzi.

Albert Rivera's original release : Re-Introduction

Albert Rivera with internationally acclaimed drummer Ralph Peterson, trumpet sensation Christian Scott, Zaccai Curtis, Luques Curtis and others playing original compositions encompassing the essence of John Coltrane's music with a modern day feeling, mixing vamps and grooves with tradition.





Downbeat article with the Curtis Brothers and Albert.

All About Jazz Free Download

Special Downloads For The Fans! (updated for 2016)

Litchfield Jazz Camp

21st Annual Litchfield Jazz Camp

July 9th - August 5th 2016!

 "I am proud to be the Director of Operations at the The Litchfield Jazz Camp. This coming year we are thrilled to present the 21st Annual Litchfield Jazz Camp and the 22nd Annual Jazz Festival! LJC has a WORLD CLASS faculty and is located at a beautiful venue! Hosted at the Canterbury School (New Milford, CT), students have the opportunity to study with some of today's top jazz musicians. From ensemble coaching to one-on-one private lessons, Litchfield has you covered!" -Albert.

For more information, visit the Litchfield Jazz Camp website.

2012 Chamber Music America Recipent Albert was named a 2012 recipent of the Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program Grant. This grant is in conjunction with Litchfield Performing Arts and Project Poetry Live! It will give students from across Conneticut the opportunity to work with Albert Rivera and his Organ "Unleashed" ensemble. He will lead a number of performances at local communities organizations.

2009 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers AwardASCAP Foundation

The Albert Rivera Quartet was selected to represent the winners of the 2009 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award with a performance of "Greenetones" at the annual Jazz Hall Of Fame ceremony. The event took place on June 16th in the Allen Room at Lincoln Center. Albert would like to thank ASCAP and all of the incredible supporters of the A.R Quartet.

© 2005 - 2011 Albert Rivera, photography by Steve Sussman