Wendell Rivera is a leading ambassador of Latin Jazz, with 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 Sandovar, Ben Vereen, Dave Valentin, Bob Mintzer, John Patitucci, Ralph Irizarry, Yomo Toro, Tito Gomez, Oscar Hernandez, and Humberto Ramirez. In 2000, Rivera was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
About the Series
The Buffalo News Summer Jazz Series concerts take place on the museum’s Delaware Stairs overlooking Hoyt Lake on five Sundays at 2 pm, from July 8 through August 5. Admission is free. In case of rain, performances will be held in the Albright-Knox’s Auditorium on a first-come, first-seated basis. Indoor concerts are free with museum admission (and free for Albright-Knox Members). View 2018 Series
Please note: Parking is not available in the Albright-Knox parking lot on July 15 due to preparations for Rockin’ at the Knox. Thank you for your understanding. Parking is available on the roads surrounding the museum. Please take care to adhere to all parking regulations. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed.