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Albert Rivera
Albert Rivera

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Virtuoso Alto and Tenor Saxophones | Soprano Saxophone SS522

“When I play saxophone I look for certain qualities that can be produced with a horn, a great tone, great intonation and of course a wide range of dynamics for sound projections, from a whisper to a commanding presence on the band stand. The Soprano Sax SS522 gives me all of this and more. Let me not forget to mention that the action on the keys is amazing. This horn allows me to go in the direction that I need to go...the right direction!''

Contemporary, smooth, and eclectic – three words that just begin to describe Albert Rivera, “a modern Jazz Messenger” with one of the most exciting and sought-after saxophone sounds in today’s jazz scene.

Rivera’s musical journey includes playing at world-renown venues like the Litchfield Jazz Camp and Festival in Connecticut where he is also the Director of Operations for the Jazz Camp and the New School University Jazz and Contemporary Music Program. Albert has enjoyed the priceless opportunity to play and learn alongside some of the greats in jazz performance, like Don Braden, Jimmy Greene and Claudio Roditi. Others in this illustrious group who have influenced Rivera included Reggie Workman, Chico Hamilton, Billy Harper, Rachel Z, and Charlie Persip.

Rivera has toured throughout North America with his own Trio and Quartet, including playing at several New York venues like Smalls Jazz Club, Sweet Rhythm, Zinc Bar, Cleopatra’s Needle, Nyorican Poets Cafe and the River Room of Harlem. He appears often in Connecticut, at clubs like Szechuan Tokyo in West Hartford, or Black Eyed Sally's in Hartford. He can also be found performing in top venues in the northeast such as Chris Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia, the Haven Lounge or An Die Musik in Baltimore, and B Smiths or the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

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