News/Shows

The 23rd annual Litchfield Jazz Camp which happened June 30th, 2019 – July 28th, 2019 at The Gunnery School – Washington CT was a huge success. Thank you to all my staff, faculty and students for swinging by! The 2020 season will be here in no time!

September 11th – White Plains Jazz Fest “Jazz Stroll” with the Albert Rivera Quartet      5:30 PM Visit https://artswestchester.org/programs/jazz-fest-2/ for more info!


Album Cover Remember When
“Remember When” is available for free at any performance, any online streaming service (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc) If you would like to actually support and pay for a high-quality download please click on the album cover!

Thank you for your years of support. This is for you all. Recorded live in 2016 at the Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen, CT during the annual Litchfield Jazz Festival, the set of all original music captures the full band with tons of special guest, including legendary guitarist, Paul Bollenback.

All live, no edits, no scripts. This album is dedicated to the fans. Without you, I would not exist. I would like to thank the Litchfield Jazz Festival, all the musicians, Vandoren, and RS Berkeley for the continued artist support and everyone who has listened and have come out to shows. #rememberwhen

 

To officially support and pay for a high-quality download – click here – https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/albertrivera22

Personnel – Albert Rivera/Alto & Tenor Saxophone/Composer Andrew Hadro/Baritone Saxophone JS Williams/Trumpet Julian Shore/Piano Beck Burger/Nord Ian Carroll/Drums Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere/Bass Paul Bollenback/Guitar

“Remember When” – in loving memory of my friend William Gary. A big brother to all who knew him. The world misses you and all of your kindness.

Here is a direct download of the Track “Remember When” Yay!!

Mix and Mastered by Creative Perspective Music 
All Music © Rival Music Jazz – ASCAP

For all booking inquiries, media/tv/radio request click on contact.


*Not every show is listed below. Please email me for more info and if you are looking for shows specifically in NYC on Wednesdays and in Connecticut on Sundays. We perform weekly swinging, original standards. Please email to request info!
  • Albert Rivera Trio
    Wagner Hotel, NYC (every Wednesday unless otherwise noted)
    2 West Street, NYC 7pm – 10pm
    August 14th, 21st, and 28th, 2019: Band: Alina Engibaryan (vocals/piano) Olin Clark and or Tony Davis – Guitar
  • Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack
    Suffern Library – Suffern, NY  2:30pm
    August 17th, 2019 – click here for more info Doug Munro Trio
  • Albert Rivera Latin Jazz Quartet
    J House 1114 E. Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 7pm – 10pm
    August 15th and 29th 2019: Band – TBA Tickets: Free Click here for tickets
  • August 18th & 25th Sunday Jazz Brunch Residency in Fairfield County, CT –        Please mail me for exact info
  • Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack
    Norfolk Library “Roaring Twenties Paris” -Gala – Norfolk, CT  5pm
    August 23rd, 2019 – For ticket info click here
  • Albert Rivera Quartet
    White Plains Jazz Festival “Jazz Stroll”
    189 Main Street, White Plains, NY September 11th, 2019 Visit here for info

 


 

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“Back At It” still available. Item will generally ship within 1 day http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/albertrivera2

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I was part of “Where We Live” on NPR hosted by John Dankosky.

It was my an honor to be a part of it, so why not take a listen? Click here

Click below for a free download of the day featured on AllAboutJazz.com

He Said, She Said

Distance Of Your Smile

Back At It

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24th Annual Litchfield Jazz Camp – DATES TBA – July 2020

“I am proud to be the Director of Operations at The Litchfield Jazz Camp. This coming year we are thrilled to present the 24th Annual Litchfield Jazz Camp and the 25th Annual Jazz Festival! LJC has a WORLD CLASS faculty and is located at a beautiful venue! Hosted at the Gunnery (Washington, 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!”

For more information, visit the Litchfield Jazz Camp website.

Awards/Accolades

chambermusicamerica2012 Chamber Music America Recipient Albert was named a 2012 recipient 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 Connecticut the opportunity to work with Albert Rivera and his Organ “Unleashed” ensemble. He will lead a number of performances at local communities organizations.

The-ASCAP-Foundation-logoGoing back a few years, 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.

 

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