Purpose

Studio Rivbea (1969-1978) Multi-instrumentalist/composer Sam Rivers and his wife Beatrice ("Riv" - for Rivers and "bea" for Beatrice = Rivbea) opened this loft space on 24 Bond Street. The loft was important in the development of jazz because it exemplified artist creation of performance space and its freedom from concerns posed by nightclub or concert hall settings. For rising artists, Studio Rivbea was their introduction to performance opportunities in NYC.

The Lost Jazz Shrines series is dedicated to bringing legendary NYC jazz clubs south of 14th street back into the consciousness of the world with a thorough remembrance and celebration.  This year, the series celebrates Ali’s Alley, Jazz Cultural Theatre and Studio Rivbea.  The series will encompass three concerts (Fridays, May 7, May 14 and May 21), each of them preceded by a FREE Humanities Program with live interviews and films that showcase some of the celebrated figures associated with this year’s honorees.

$25, $15 students/seniors
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