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.