Diego Rivera
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Diego Rivera

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Diego Rivera - tenor sax
Michael Dease - trombone
Luther Allison - piano
Endea Owens - bass
Jason Tiemann - drums
Joe Magnarelli - trumpet 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11
Markus Howell - alto sax 8, 10
Lauren Sevian - baritone sax 8, 10
Behn Gillece - vibraphone 6, 9
Jocelyn Gould - guitar 4, 11

Tenor saxophonist Diego Rivera connects all the dots with a wide pallet of colors on his aptly entitled new release "Connections." The album's exciting musical program features brilliant original compositions and amazing arrangements of contemporary classics spread over a wide oeuvre of jazz styles. Rivera bristles with energized enthusiasm as he confidently demonstrates his stunning melodic command over his instrument. The bandleader is supported on the recording by an amazing collection of musicians, including trombonist extraordinaire Michael Dease, trumpet genius Joe Magnarelli, award-winning saxophonist Lauren Sevian, rookie sax man Markus Howell, talented newcomers Jocelyn Gould on guitar, pianist Luther Allison, and bassist Endea Owens, as well as the ever amazing Jason Tiemann on drums. “Connections” clearly announces Rivera as an important new voice that deserves attention. We are excited for our listeners to discover the joyous and wonderful performances that demonstrate the breadth and depth of Rivera’s amazing musical "Connections".