Album Cover Remember When“Remember When” will be released 9/25/18 It will be 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 the 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



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.

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

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

Physical CD’s will be available for September 7th (Waterbury, CT), September 12th (White Plains Jazz Festival) and October 8th at Black Eyed Sally’s (Hartford, CT)

*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 CT on Sundays.
Albert Rivera Trio
J House 1114 E. Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT
7pm – 10pm
Thursday, August 23 featuring Zwelakhe Bell le Pere – Bass & Doug Munro – Guitar
Tickets: Free Click here for tickets
Jazz At The Poli Club
Albert Rivera Quintet
Palace Theater – Waterbury, CT
September 7, 2018
Tickets: Click here for more info
Albert Rivera Trio
J House 1114 E. Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT
7pm – 10pm
September 8th, 2018 featuring Mikey Migliore – Bass & Zaccai Curtis – Piano
Tickets: Free Click here for tickets
Zaccai Curtis Latin Jazz “Orkestra”
Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club (Columbus Circle, NY)
7:30 pm
September 10, 2018
Tickets: Click here for tickets
Albert Rivera Quartet – White Plains Jazz Festival
Mediterraneo Of White Plains – 189 Main St, White Plains, NY 10601
“Jazz Stroll” Kick-Off Event 6 pm – FREE
September 12, 2018
Tickets: Free Click here for more info
Jon Michel Ensemble
Ginny’s Supper Club (Harlem, NY)
7 pm – FREE
September 13, 2018
Tickets: Click here for more info
Albert Rivera Trio
J House 1114 E. Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT
7pm – 10pm
September 27th, 2018 featuring Zwelakhe Bell le Pere – Bass & TBA – Guitar
Tickets: Free Click here for tickets
Black Eyed Sally’s
Albert Rivera Quartet
Hartford, CT
October 8, 2018
Tickets: Click here for more info
Zinc Bar (NYC)
Albert Rivera Quintet – VandoJam to follow
New York, NY
February 6th, 2019
Tickets: Free
Berks Jazz Fest
Albert Rivera – Various Groups
Reading, PA
April 5 – April 9 (festival continues until the 14th)
Tickets: Click here for more info
Photo by Ed LaRose

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Latest Recording “Back At It” Available Now

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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

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23rd Annual Litchfield Jazz Camp – June 30th Through July 26th, 2019!

“I am proud to be the Director of Operations at The Litchfield Jazz Camp. This coming year we are thrilled to present the 22nd Annual Litchfield Jazz Camp and the 23rd 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.


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 year, 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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