About Gregory Rivkin

An accomplished band-leader with robust musical individuality and a prolific sideman, trumpeter Greg Rivkin, gained his international reputation, in a jazz scene of Paris, France and New York, N.Y., U.S.A. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2006. In addition to his diplomas with excellence in classical trumpet, Gregory has won awards in several international and national competitions in a discipline of classical and jazz trumpet held in Israel, France and United States.

His high light sideman work in New York credits: Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, Mingus Big-Band just to name a few. In Israel Greg leads his own groups and works as featured soloist and core member with Tel-Aviv Big-Band and Eli De-Gibri Big Band. Rivkin’s creative imagination, virtuosity and ability to sink into the roots of Black American Music and deliver the authenticity of this art-form is also highly demanded by band-leaders and producers, who work in the alternative streams of music, by mixing contemporary hip-hop, folk and rock elements.

Gregory Rivkin


South Orange, New Jersey, United States