PODCAST: Amethyst

Rob Hochschild
May 23, 2014

Founded in 2012 by Berklee student vocalist and composer Raquel Rivera, Amethyst is a septet that puts forth music influenced by contemporary jazz, acoustic pop, and various Latin genres. Rivera's bright and smooth vocal style is an ear-catching vehicle for her wide-ranging originals and the band's collaborative cover arrangements.

Rivera, who is focusing on honing her performing and arranging skills at Berklee, will lead Amethyst in a free outdoor performance on June 5, 2014 at Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.