Dave Rivello is a freelance composer, arranger and bandleader based in Upstate New York. He leads a 12- piece ensemble (The Dave Rivello Ensemble) that is his main orchestral voice. He has served as composer-in-residence at a number of schools, writing for their ensembles and giving clinics and private lessons. His residencies have been sponsored by Meet The Composer, Harvard Project Zero, and The New York Council of the Arts. He has written for and been commissioned by: The Smithsonian Institute, Oklahoma State University, Amherst College, The University of North Carolina-Wilmington, The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, The Penfield Symphony Orchestra, The Penfield Music Commission Project, The Youngstown State University Jazz Ensemble, The Eastman Wind Ensemble, Bobby McFerrin, David Taylor, Phil Woods, Gene Bertoncini, Randy Brecker, Jiggs Whigham, Billy Hart, The Bill Kirchner Nonet, Regina Carter, James Carter, Claudia Acuna, the Airmen of Note, The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Kevin Mahogany, Russell Malone and many others. His music has been widely performed throughout the U.S. as well as in Germany and Spain. He is also on the faculty at the Eastman School of Music and directs the award-winning Eastman New Jazz Ensemble. Under his direction, this ensemble won the Downbeat Student Music Award for ‘Best College Big Band’ in 2009 and Outstanding Performances in 2017 and 2018. His debut recording, Facing The Mirror, received strong praise from reviewers in the United States, Italy and Ireland. The Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll chose Facing The Mirror as the Debut release of 2009. He has studied composition and arranging with Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Holman, Rayburn Wright, Manny Albam, Bill Dobbins and Sam D’Angelo. He holds degrees from The Eastman School of Music and The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. His music is currently being published by Alfred Publications, Advance Music in Germany, UNC Jazz Press, and GIA Publications. http://www.daverivello.com http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/daverivello
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