Albert Rivera’s Latin Jazz Band, his classic standards band and his funk electric ensemble are available for the 2023 season and beyond.

Whether you are a die-hard jazz fan or a festival promoter and producer, Albert Rivera’s ensemble always brings top-notch musicians for the venue and performance.

And if time allows, we’re even great for cocktail hours & parties at weddings! Listen to “Distance Of Your Smile” in the video below for a reference.


The Albert Rivera Quartet has been active for two decades. Based in New York City‚ he is joined by some of the top names in jazz and is heavily based on the musical tradition, Albert writes most of the Quartets’ music‚ using rhythms and heavy grooves as his base.

Musicians that have collaborated and many that continue to collaborate with Albert include,
Zaccai Curtis – Piano
Luques Curtis – Bass
Jean Caze – Trumpet
Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere – Bass
Nick Roseboro – Trumpet
Mark Whitfield – Guitar
Ralph Peterson Jr – Drums
Beck Burger – Organ
Ian Carroll – Drums
Nate Jolley – Drums
Mike Godette – Guitar
Tony Davis – Guitar
Jon Michel – Bass
Andrew Hadro – Baritone Saxophone
Caili O’Doherty – Piano/Organ
John Iannuzzi – Drums
and many others!

Latest Release
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

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

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