Albert Rivera


  • “Albert Rivera Organ Sextet opened Saturday's proceedings, with the tenor-playing leader and band hitting the mark on a slow, sultry "After Hours" and a dramatic original, a brooding reflection on 9/11 called "Remembrance."

    —Sandy Ingham
  • “Three young artist (Albert Rivera, Luques and Zaccai Curtis) who are part of the next wave in this jazz ritual.”

    —DownBeat Magazine
  • “Rivera has a timeless tenor tone and a special sensitivity on soprano.”

    Tony Hall
    Jazz Wise Magazine
  • “While Rivera's compositions are diverse, these musicians hit the pocket and sustain a powerful group dynamic.”

    —All About Jazz NY
  • “A Modern Jazz Messenger!”

    Owen McNally Hartford Courant
  • "Albert Rivera came to town for a show that blew us all away"

    —Ken Laster(Radio Host) - WWUS 91.7
  • "Albert and the band played straight ahead jazz the way it was meant to be played. If you weren't there you just MISSED"

    — Stanley Danner (Gerald Veasly Jazz Base)
  • "he asserts his more confrontational personality on the smaller, more sensitive-sounding instrument. Rivera’s soprano sound is equally as compelling as his tenor technique; he wrestles a deep, rich tone from the bright, tiny saxophone."

    —Jon Ross -

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Albert Rivera "Unleashed" Band available for 2016-2017 season
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The Albert Rivera Quartet has been 15+ years in the making. Based in New York City‚ he is joined by some of the newest faces in jazz. He is committed in bringing new sounds to the peoples ears‚ keeping in mind where the music came from. Heavily based on John Coltrane’s modal aspect, Albert writes most of the Quartets music‚ using rhythm and grooves as his base.


Musicians that have and continue to collaborate with Albert include

Zaccai Curtis - Piano

Luques Curtis - Bass

Jean Caze - Trumpet

Nick Roseboro - Trumpet

Mark Whitfield - Guitar

Ralph Peterson Jr - Drums

Beck Burger - Organ

Ian Carroll - Drums

Nate Jolley - Drums

Andrew Lipow - Guitar

Jon Michel - Bass

Andrew Hadro - Baritone casino på nätet Saxophone

Caili O'Doherty - Piano/Organ

John Iannuzzi - Drums


and many others!

© 2005 - 2011 Albert Rivera, photography by Steve Sussman