MARK RIVERA is Ringo’s musical director, Billy Joel’s horn player and one of the top sax players in the business. Mark’s long awaited autobiography, Sideman, was published in February and Mark can’t wait to join us again to talk about his famed career, and of course join in the nightly jams with Liverpool. Mark was the one who arranged the ‘secret’ 70th birthday surprise for Ringo in 2010, when Paul came out and performed Birthday at Radio City Music Hall. It was a total surprise to Ringo, who ran out and almost leapt onto his kit to join in with his former bandmate. A moment to remember.
Mark will be speaking, joining Liverpool during the concerts, and adding his amazing talents as the top horn player he is.
Mark will be participating in at least one signing session on Friday and two signings on both Saturday and Sunday. Exact times will be posted on our site a week before the FEST and in our program booklet.
2005: New York Metro, Chicago
2011: New York Metro
2014: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles
2015: New York Metro, Chicago
2016: New York Metro
2017: New York Metro, Chicago
2023: New York Metro, Chicago
OFFICIAL FEST VIDEOS:
Performing “Got To Get You Into My Life” with Liverpool at the 2015 New York Metro Fest –
Performing “Listen To What The Man Said” with members of Wings and Liverpool at the 2014 Los Angeles Fest –
Performing “Savoy Truffle” with Liverpool at the 2014 Los Angeles Fest –
Performing “Johnny B. Goode” with Laurence Juber and Liverpool at the 2014 Chicago Fest –
CLASSIC MARK RIVERA VIDEOS:
Performing “Slippin’ and Slidin'” with John Lennon during A Salute to Sir Lew Grade in 1975 –
Performing “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” at Madison Square Garden with Billy Joel in 2014 –
Performing “Rosanna” with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band in 2012 –