"The trumpeter, whose playing is in the tradition of Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan, would in another era be a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. His tone is quite attractive, his solos are full of surprises, and he plays with consistent passion and creativity within the hard bop and post-bop tradition. Rivkin’s fiery and forward-looking playing with luck makes him one of the pacesetters of the trumpet in future years”
-Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene
Gregory Rivkin: An accomplished band-leader with robust musical individuality and a prolific sideman, trumpeter Greg Rivkin, gained his international reputation, in a jazz scenes of Paris, France and New York, N.Y., U.S.A.. Made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2006. In addition to his diplomas with excellence in classical trumpet, Gregory, won awards in several international and national competitions in a discipline of classical and jazz trumpet held in Israel, France and United States. His high light sideman work in New York credits: Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, Mingus Big-Band, Ray Charles Memorial Band, Brooklyn Big-Band.
In Israel, Greg works as a section member and soloist of Tel-Aviv and Haifa Big Bands, leads his own groups and fulfills his duties in a field of Music and Jazz education and continues to work in numerous chamber ensembles, performing classical and contemporary music.
His tone is quite attractive, his solos are full of surprises, and he plays with consistent passion and creativity within the hard bop and post-bop tradition