When Dave Rivello put together his band in 1993 he had compositions and arrangements that simply needed to be heard. Twenty years later, the Dave Rivello Ensemble is Rochester's premier big band. Trumpeter Mike Kaupa has been on board from the first rehearsal. Bass clarinetist Dean Keller has been a member for 12 years. Others — many of them Eastman School of Music students — have come and gone over the years, but the ensemble always sounds great. That's because Rivello makes sure he has a rich instrumental palette when he paints with notes.
The Dave Rivello Ensemble performs Monday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. at Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. $10 (free with UR ID). 274-1100, esm.rochester.edu.