7pm – Wednesday July 17, 2019
NICK LA RIVIERE BAND
Virtuosic trombone master Nick La Riviere and his high-energy septet
perform a heady mix of funk, R&B, Latin, and rock.
with DAVID L’HIRONDELLE
Although he initially trained as a jazz musician, trombone maestro Nick La Riviere soon realized that when it came to having fun on the bandstand, the more genres the merrier.
His varied and virtuosic musical skills have made him a first-call horn guy for many different international touring bands including Locarno, Adonis Puentes, and Michael Kaeshammer.
But Nick is most at home with his own high-energy septet, which features three horns, three singers, keys, guitar, bass, drums, and some unusual instruments such as Nick’s array of conch shells.
Performing a heady mix of funk, R&B, Latin, and rock, Nick and his band have no trouble wowing any crowd with their unique mix of originals and standards. Whether you want to dance to a playful Professor Longhair cover or a spirited jazz-funk original, this high-stepping musician puts the boss in brass!