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Wendell Rivera Latin Jazz Ensemble at Jazz at Chandlerville
Thursday, August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Wendell Rivera, a leading ambassador of Latin Jazz, an invigorating sound that incorporates Afro-Caribbean grooves with the free, melodic, and harmonic elements of progressive jazz. Rivera’s Latin Jazz Ensemble has been the cornerstone of Latin music in the Western New York/Niagara Falls region for more than two decades.
As a percussionist, he has performed with artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Arthuro Sandoval, Ben Vereen, Dave Valentin, Bob Mintzer, John Patitucci, Ralph Irizarry, Yomo Toro, Tito Gomez, Oscar Hernandez, and Humberto Ramirez.
In the year 2000, Rivera was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, an award that recognized his achievements and musical contributions to the Western New York area.
Wendell Rivera will be joined by an ensemble of top musicians. Featured are Randy Stirzinger-piano, Benjamin Levitt-Bass, Hansel Herrera-Trumpet, Calvin Rice-Trumpet, Joey Gonzalez-Drums, Pete Santiago-vocals, and Wendell Rivera-Congas.