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Art of Jazz l Diego Rivera Quintet “Ofrenda”

Sunday, February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$35 – $40

“Nothing that Rivera plays sounds formulaic or pre-formed, and the band he has assembled is absolutely with him: disciplined, fiery, logical and freewheeling by turns… – DownBeat Magazine

Embark on a captivating musical journey that celebrates the rich tapestry of multicultural influences and the seamless blending of Mexican roots with the vibrant jazz world. Join us for a remarkable concert featuring the Diego Rivera Quintet, led by the internationally acclaimed saxophonist Diego Rivera.  Rivera has quickly risen to become one of the most prominent jazz composers and saxophonist today.

Drawing inspiration from his Mexican heritage, Rivera’s unique music transcends borders and genres, combining Latin America’s traditional and folkloric rhythmic flavors with jazz’s improvisational brilliance. With his virtuosic saxophone skills and deep musical intuition, Rivera effortlessly bridges the gap between cultures, creating a harmonious fusion that is both captivating and soul-stirring.  Their performance will transport you to a world where cultural boundaries dissolve and the universal language of music reigns supreme.

Funded by an award from Chamber Music of America, Rivera is commissioned to compose new jazz works to follow three groundbreaking and chart-topping albums – Indigenous, Mestizo, and Love and Peace.  Experience the magic as the Diego Rivera Quintet takes the stage in a debut performance at the Art of Jazz Series with new compositions, captivating audiences with infectious rhythms, emotive melodies, and masterful improvisations.

Rivera will be joined by an extraordinary ensemble of jazz virtuosos, including Etienne Charles on trumpet, Art Hirahara on piano, Boris Koslov on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums. Each of these remarkable artists is a prominent award-winning musician and composer, contributing significantly to the jazz scene today.

“But it’s the ensemble that matters, driven by Hirahara’s comping, Kozlov’s mobile, elastic bass, and Royston’s crisp, emphatic beats…” – DownBeat Magazine

Whether you’re a jazz enthusiast or simply curious about the power of music to bridge cultures, this concert promises an unforgettable experience that celebrates diversity, unity, and the beauty of artistic expression.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to witness the Diego Rivera Quintet in performance as they create a musical tapestry that intertwines Mexican heritage with the timeless power of jazz. Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms, soulful melodies, and profound sense of connection this remarkable jazz artist and ensemble brings to the stage.

Secure your Art of Jazz Series subscription or tickets now and be part of a genuinely transcendent musical experience.


Sunday, February 4
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$35 – $40
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