A night of original music & Jazz with vocalist Raquel Rivera and pianist Sharik Hasan.
Raquel Rivera is a contemporary jazz and world music vocalist from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The young talent is set apart by her bright, smooth tone and innovative delivery of tunes ranging in style. Bringing an eclectic range of repertoire to every performance, Rivera draws from both her roots in caribbean music and a deep love of contemporary jazz. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, the vocalist now resides in New York City.
Sharik Hasan is one of the leading pianists and composers of his generation to emerge from India. In 2007, Hasan moved to Paris for two years to study at the Bill Evans Piano Academy where the young pianist integrated quickly into the jazz scene, playing in international festivals with his trio. He was subsequently awarded scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he was selected to be part of a special honors program, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, under the tutelage of Danilo Pérez. Sharik Hasan received his master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2014 and currently works in New York City as a pianist, composer, and educator.