Chiva Riva Information
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Chiva Riva's critically acclaimed debut CD ¡Eso Es!, featuring original compositions, has received frequent air-play timeAlbum Cover on a host of radio stations world-wide, and deemed "a bit of a favourite" on the celebrated Jazz FM in the UK. The band is currently working on new material for the next CD which will be recorded LIVE so that the real groove "somewhere between Cuba and Puerto Rico" can be experienced. Other musicians playing with Chiva Riva have included Roberto Pla, Puerto Rican trombonist Joe de Jésus (ex Tito Puente & Ray Barretto), Cuban singer/multi-instrumentalist Bobby Carcasses and trumpeters Jesús Alemañy and Omar Valle, Venezuelan sonero Miguel Quijano, Spanish vocalist Isabel Fructuoso, Italian drummers Gabriele Nuzzoli and Davide Giovannini, and Japanese bassist Kuma Harada. This is a London band with a truly international flavour.

 

Chiva Riva Live Check out the current line-up, joined by the occasional SPECIAL GUESTS:
Suzana María - vocals, percussion
Jorge "George" Trujillo - vocals, percussion
Miguel Dorado - saxes, flute, vocals
Steve Dawson - trumpet, flugelhorn
Colin Graham - trumpet
Flora "Rallie" de Gales - keyboards
Ricardo Romero - bass guitar
Michelle Drees - drums, timbales
Tommy Thomas - congas, percussion
Chiva Riva - Ealing Jazz Festival

Chiva Riva - Ealing Jazz Festival