ADVERTISE WITH US
Learn How

We need your help in 2018

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for 1,000 backers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Gregory Rivkin

Jazz artist and trumpeter Gregory Rivkin is definitely on his way to becoming one of the most tasteful, creative and distinctive instrumental improvisers.

Russian-born Israeli, Gregory Rivkin was introduced to jazz when a family member “hipped” him to recordings by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, and John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie.

Read more
...Gregory Rivkin has that “Blue Note” sound of 60-ies, which is pretty unusual to our days... -Hal Galper, Pianist and Educator

...Lyrical , nicely -flowing and hard swinging lines in true-bop fashion, very reminiscent of Freddy Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Woody Shaw. -International Trumpet Guild Journal

...Gregory Rivkin sounds like the trumpeter, who use to work in my band-Clifford Brown… -Lou Donaldson, Saxophonist, Jazz Legend ...Gregory Rivkin is an outstandingly talented musician…a virtuoso trumpet player… -Vera Stern, President America-Israel Cultural Foundation

...Mr. Rivkin is a musical genius and has an exceptional knowledge of both classical and jazz traditions ...An extraordinary trumpet-player… -Paul Mercer Ellington, Leader and Conductor Duke Ellington Orchestra

...Unusually warm timbre and graceful performance of most challenging passages.

...The “talking” sound of Gregory Rivkin's trumpet carries away the spirits of each audience member up to their private innermost spheres. -Lora Berezovsky, Forum, New York

… With his persuasive sound and economical improvisatory style, trumpeter Gregory Rivkin tells a story with chords played in imaginative ways and lines that unfold surprisingly. -Zan Stewart, Newark Star Ledger

Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

South Orange, NJ

Credentials/Background

COLLEGE APPOINTMENTS 2005-2006 Adjunct Instructor Jazz/Music Appreciation, Instrumental Ensembles and Trumpet Essex County College, Newark, NJ/West Caldwell, NJ OTHER TEACHING EMPLOYMENT 2006-Present Faculty Member, Resident Artist O.S.P.A.C. Jazz Workshop, West Orange, NJ 2005-Present Faculty Member/Trumpet Instructor Newark School of the Arts, Newark, NJ Certification: The state of New Jersey Standard License (pending) The State of New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility(Music) The State of New Jersey Provisional Certificate

Clinic/Workshop Information

Read more

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!