News/Shows

Upcoming Events not to be missed!

(For my weekly shows on Sunday in Fairfield County, please shoot me an email for details)

December 13th, 2019 – 5:30pm Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack – Philadelphia Museum of the Arts

December 14th, 2019 – 8pm – Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack – The Bean Runner – Peekskill, NY

December 15th – Jazz Brunch (email me for info)

December 18th, 2019 – Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack  – Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY

December 22nd – Jazz Brunch (email me for info)

December 26th, 2019 – Albert Rivera Latin Jazz Quartet -7pm J House, Riverside, CT

December 28th, 2019 – Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack – 12pm Daryl’s House Club, Pawling, NY

December 29th – Jazz Brunch (email me for info)

December 31st – New Years Eve Celebration – 9:30pm  The National NYC

March 6th, 2020- Albert Rivera Quintet featuring Gerald Veasley – Poli Club at The Palace Theater Tickets – $32 Waterbury, CT

March 27th, 2020 – Albert Rivera/Zaccai Curtis Latin Jazz Quartet – Berks Jazz Festival at the DoubleTree Hilton Reading, PA

Registration for the 24th anniversary of Litchfield Jazz Camp (2020) is open! For special discounts, register early! www.LitchfieldJazzCamp.com


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 guests, 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” 

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

For all booking inquiries, media/tv/radio requests 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!
  • The Albert Rivera Ensemble performs over 200+ shows a year and not all shows are listed. I do list a number of them, but the easiest way is to email me or follow my social media! Thank you so much for your support!

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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 

June 28th – July 25th

“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 community 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.

To order “Remember When” Click Here

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