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October 23, 2019




Diego Rivera (Photo/ Sara Pettinella)



Award-winning, Michigan born saxophonist Diego Rivera celebrates the success of his new CD, “Connections” at the Dirty Dog this coming week.



The new album on Posi-Tone records hit the Jazz Radio charts earning the highest debut for albums released during the week of September 16. Rivera will feature music from the album during his performances at The Dirty Dog, Wednesday October 30 through Saturday November 2.




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Diego Rivera’s new “Connections” album


Diego Rivera is a real favorite with audiences a the the Dirty Dog where he performs with many different bands including his own group, the Diego Rivera Quartet. This multi-talented saxophonist is also a composer, arranger and educator and has been playing professionally for more than two decades.



His music blends straight-ahead Jazz with sounds influenced by his Latin background and heritage. He is also an Associate Professor of Jazz Saxophone at Michigan State where he is also an Associate Director of Jazz Studies.



Born in Ann Arbor to a Mexican-American family, Mr. Rivera is proud of his Latin heritage. His parents named him after the famous muralist, Diego Rivera, whose world-renowned work is displayed on the walls of the Detroit Institute of Arts.



While at Michigan State, Diego studied with such notables as Branford Marsalis, Ron Blake and Detroit’s own Rodney Whitaker. He began his professional touring career with the great Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.



An avid composer and arranger, Rivera has written arrangements for various recordings, projects and artists most notably for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Motor City Jazz” concert, a tribute to the music and musicians of Detroit.



His many talents have allowed him to perform at prestigious festivals and concerts in various places around the world including Canada, Europe and Asia, as well as the United States.



Mr. Rivera’s performances at The Dirty Dog, are Wednesday October 30 through Saturday November 2.



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Detroit Public Radio mainstay, Judy Adams, is a pianist, composer and musicologist who hosts a Jazz and contemporary music show on CJAM 99.1FM and guest hosts on WRCJ 90.9FM. She made her mark at WDET 101.9FM where she was program director and daily on-air music host for more than 30 years.


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