Mark Rivera is an American musician, musical director and corporate entertainment provider. In addition to playing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, Rivera's musical talents encompass vocals, guitar, flute, percussion, and keyboards.
Rivera's first national exposure came with the band Tycoon in the mid-1970s. From this venture he met the legendary producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Lange, as part of an association with Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner, introduced Rivera to the "big leagues" of rock music, recording and performing.
Over the years, Rivera has worked with Hall & Oates, Tycoon, Peter Gabriel on his ground breaking So album - where Rivera played and arranged the horns for "Sledgehammer" and "Big Time", Simon & Garfunkel, John Lennon, Billy Ocean, … [Continue reading...]