The Dave Rivello Ensemble is a 12-piece big band with an even bigger sound. Led by composer and arranger extraordinaire Dave Rivello, the ensemble has been Rochester's premier big band for 15 years. Rivello, who studied with top arrangers like Bob Brookmeyer and Bill Holman, will celebrate a decade of shows at the Village Rock Café. If you haven't heard this band, take it from multi-Grammy-winning jazz ensemble leader Maria Schneider who has called Rivello's writing "compelling and beautiful."
The Dave Rivello Ensemble performs Thursday, May 12, at the Village Rock Café, 213 Main Street, East Rochester. 9 p.m. Free. 586-1640; daverivello.com.