Affiliate artist, jazz bass

John Rivers is a versatile bass player , who is always evolving as a  teacher and performer. John records and performs regionally with  many diverse ensembles. He graduated from the University of Miami Jazz program in 1991, where he studied under the tutelage of Don Coffman and Vince Maggio. He has had the good fortune to perform with talented musicians such as: Karl Berger, Othello Molineux, Joe Davidian, Rachel Bissex, Phillip Hamilton, Arturo Sandoval, Jim Mcneely, Wess Anderson, Amina Myers  among others. He has traveled and performed in many parts of the globe. John feels that it is a great privilege to be a professional musician. He enjoys  sharing this knowledge and experience with his students. Additionally,  John is a devoted landscape painter.

John Rivers


  • B.Mus (Jazz Studies), University of Miami


Courses Taught

MUL H - Applied Lessons, jazz bass