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The New Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra

Live music by the 16-piece band

 

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Venue: Will's Pub
Address: 1042 N. Mills Ave.
Phone: ()
Price: $10
 
 

We Say...

What a difference a day makes! The big-band jazz of Sam Rivers returns this week, performed publicly for the first time since his passing, and, oh, how Orlando has missed it. Rivers’ fiery arrangements have been inherent to our cultural scene for a great many years, especially to those who remember fondly his regular Wednesday performances at Will’s Pub in 2004. It seems there’s potential for the Rivbea Orchestra to carry on that tradition in 2014, if the town demands it (you know we do!). Concerned with the glaring question of who will fill in for Rivers? Don’t fret: The orchestra slightly altered the music (as Rivers requested) by substituting his irreplaceable saxophone on beloved compositions with the fine guitar interpretations of longtime collaborator Bobby Koelble. In this way, Rivers’ music becomes new again, an old love rediscovered by the community and capably revived and led by Doug Mathews. – Ashley Belanger

 
 

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