María Rivas

María Rivas
Maria Rivas in live performamce (March 2008)

María Rivas (January 26, 1960) is a Venezuelan Latin jazz singer,[1] composer, and occasional painter.



Born in Caracas, Venezuela of Spanish mother and Venezuelan father, Rivas gradually built her voice skills as a hobby, absorbing the influences ofIn 2005 Rivas returned to Aruba to be part of the show "Good Save The Queen", a tribute to the rock band Queen[2]. Since 2006 Rivas has spent 4 months each year in Tokyo, where she has found acclaim for her performances of Brazilian and Latin Jazz, sharing the summertime stage with the Indigo Trio, a local jazz ensemble in Roppongi, Japan. Rivas has recorded nine albums as a soloist, and also has performed live in Colombia, Brazil, Austria, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Panama, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.

In 2008 Rivas will be celebrating her 25th-year anniversary since starting her long career, with special homage concerts dedicated to the much-beloved Maestro Aldemaro Romero, who died in 2007 at 79 years of age, featuring Romero's music and arrangements, and scheduled for Venezuela and Colombia.

Selected discography

Primogénito (1990), Manduco (1992), Mapalé (1994), Muaré (1996), Café Negrito (1999), En Concierto: Maria Rivas and Aldemaro Romero (2003), Acuador (2005), María Rivas: 18 grandes éxitos (2006), Pepeada Queen (2007).


  1. ^ Lord, Tom (1998). The jazz discography. Lord Music Reference. pp. R445–. ISBN 9781881993063. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
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