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Albert Rivera

Albert Rivera’s musical journey began at the prestigious Laguardia High School in New York City and continued during the summers at the Litchfield Jazz Camp where he was a scholarship student throughout his teens. After taking his degree at New School University Jazz and Contemporary music conservatory, he began a career in music that sees him today, a seasoned performer, educator and producer at 32. Albert has garnered awards and has a successful career both as a sideman and a leader. He won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award in 2009 and the 2012 Chamber Music American Residency Grant. Downbeat Magazine has called him “a modern Jazz Messenger.” Rivera, equally at home now on the alto and tenor saxophones, has a distinct style he says was greatly influenced by classic jazz greats like John Coltrane and more contemporary sounds, like those of Joshua Redman

NEWS: EDUCATION

Litchfield Jazz Camp Registration Now Open!

Litchfield Jazz Camp Registration Now Open!

Celebrate 18 years of Litchfield Jazz Camp at our new location, Canterbury School in New Milford, CT. Register by next Saturday, February 8 to get a special EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. Sibling, loyalty and full combo discounts available too. Music Director Don Braden and Director of Operations Albert Rivera lead a star studded faculty through out the ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Money Raised For Litchfield Jazz Camp Scholarships At An Afternoon Of Jazz & Friends

Money Raised For Litchfield Jazz Camp Scholarships At An Afternoon Of Jazz & Friends

Litchfield Performing Arts, the not-for-profit producer of The Litchfield Jazz Festival and its teaching arm, Litchfield Jazz Camp, held a successful fundraiser on April 29 at the home of its board president Bob Lenz and his wife Carol. The afternoon was designed to show off the talents of outstanding campers and to introduce a debuting artist ...

Litchfield Jazz Camp Runs Indiegogo.com Fundraising Campaign For 2012 Scholarships

Litchfield Jazz Camp Runs Indiegogo.com Fundraising Campaign For 2012 Scholarships

Litchfield Jazz Festival has just launched an indiegogo.com fundraising campaign for its Litchfield Jazz Camp. The goal is to raise $10,000 to help send 10 youngsters in need, for one week each, to the 16-year-old summer camp. Litchfield Jazz Camp, located in Kent CT at the Kent School runs for 5 weeks from July 8 to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

16th Litchfield Jazz Festival: Kent, CT, August 5-7, 2011

Read "16th Litchfield Jazz Festival: Kent, CT, August 5-7, 2011" reviewed by Sandy Ingham

Litchfield Jazz Festival Kent, CT August 5-7, 2011 “I like to save the best for last," saxophonist Jimmy Heath told the crowd near the end of his big band's grand finale set at the Litchfield Jazz Festival on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. It was a successful strategy, not only for Heath's ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Albert Rivera Releases "Inner Peace" on Turnaround Records

Albert Rivera Releases "Inner Peace" on Turnaround Records

Celebrated jazz saxophonist Albert Rivera, in concert with Turnaround Records, announces the upcoming release on August 17, 2010, of his second album on Turnaround Records, entitled Inner Peace. This album is a contemporary addition to Rivera's unique collection of smooth, musical grooves that includes his highly acclaimed first album, Re-Introduction. For Rivera, Inner Peace represents a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Albert Rivera Trio to Feature Master Drummer Ralph Peterson This Weekend in NYC!!

Albert Rivera Trio to Feature Master Drummer Ralph Peterson This Weekend in NYC!!

Saxophonist Albert Rivera will be joined with drummer Ralph Peterson for two shows at The River Room Of Harlem on December 26th and 27th and show time starts at 7:30 p.m Mr.Peterson was featured early this year on Albert's debut recording “Re-Introduction" (Turnaround Records) along with Christian Scott, Luques Curtis, Zaccai Curtis, Jimmy Greene, Nick Roseboro ...

NEWS: RECORDING
ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Albert Rivera: Re-Introduction

Read "Re-Introduction" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Summer jazz camps where senior players influence the up-and-coming generation and pick and choose some to “go on the road" have become a common musical trajectory for some of the finest young jazz musicians. One such training ground is Connecticut's Litchfield Jazz Camp where many of the players on saxophonist Albert Rivera's Re-Introduction met, formed tight ...


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