About Bickley Rivera's Music
Innovative nu-jazz & chill artist Bickley Rivera has quickly captured
global interest since the release of "Chillin'
After Five" which features sweet sounds of steel pan and vocals in trendy chillout style. Guest
appearences from national and international recording artists:
world-beat saxaphonist/flutist Praful, courtesy of Therapy Records, known for his #1
Smooth Jazz hit "Sigh";
Magrus Borges, drummer for recording artist Bebel Gilberto; firey saxaphonist
Ed Calle, courtesy
Pimienta Records; guitar virtuoso Greg Minnick; master engineer guru Bob Katz and more. Few steelpan artists have developed the Nujazz & Chillout genre with
this instrumentation wrapping soothing velvet vocals in captivating style.
Since her debut release, her music has been heard on national television on The Weather Channel's forecast,
is a regular part of Muzak music programming, and her music is streamed through numerous public sites
and hotels in Switzerland.
Bickley has reached listeners from all over the radio globe who have fallen in love with the smooth, relaxing vibes.
“ I have a strong passion for this artists music,it so serene and touching,when feeling so low ”,
“ Awesome sounding music that makes the man behind my eyes dance to the beat of the ear drums! ”,
“ Reminds me of Andy Narell Music from Trinidad! ”,
“ Great Samba Rhythm...makes me think I'm on holiday in the Caribbean ”,
“ Great sound and vibe. Lets hear more of her! I like the jazzy Steel pan! ”
"I was inspired to write these smooth jazz and chillout songs because I knew that the steel pan
had more to say than just island and caribbean notes", says Bickley. "I felt the instrument's acceptance as a
solo instrument had begun, but needed to be challenged and enhanced in other genres of music.
More smooth jazz musicians, particularly female artists, have been moving up
trend and it's really exciting times for us all. Music can truly be a universal language
appreciated by the entire world now."
Bickley's pre-release singles from the album,
"Groovin' In Rio", was featured regularly on CBS's WRCH 100.5FM radio in Southern New England
during the summer of 2009 and her single "Chillin' After Five" is part of their HD and Smooth Jazz
About Bickley Rivera, the Artist
Ms. Rivera began her recording career in 1985 and branched into the Latin and Caribbean genre when
she and her husband, Nelson, formed the group "Cuba Libre" in 1992, where she was keyboardist and
lead singer. They originated and produced "Caribbean Madness", the only Caribbean Riverboat Cruise
series on the Connecticut River, which sold out for 5 seasons. She has opened for national groups,
such as "America" and performed with many other
international artists, Tony "Kitch" Paine (son of legendary Lord Kitchner), Jazz singer Joan Cartwright,
Eugene Grey (touring guitarist for reggae-star Burning Spear) among others. Her Nujazz group is performing nationally at events with an energetic show that rivals no other including
signature songs from her album, new tracks from her upcoming album and renditions from popular
contemporary jazz artists Peter White, Paul Hardcastle, Sade and more.
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