"These guys are great! Their CD is amazing."
Chris Askew - Analyst for CNN
"Energy, energy, and more energy!"
Richard Doron Johnson - Pianist for Wynton Marsalis Septet and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
"Río Negro reminds me of the early Jazz Messengers. Back in the 1950's, when the Messengers
first got started, they too were the young Jazz Lions of their day, talented, gifted and brought a fresh sound
to the Jazz scene. When I first heard Río Negro, I knew right away that I wanted them to showcase their music
at our WRFG Paul Mitchell Community Jazz Awards and POW!, our audience was floored by their presentation!"
Phil "Captain Mellow" Clore - Jazz Music Department Manager, WRFG 89.3 FM Atlanta
"I am telling you. These cats are really, really swingers... Fantastic!"
Kim Malone - WCLK 91.9 FM Atlanta
"There is a cliché that applies to my first impression of being exposed to Río Negro's "You've Got To
Have Standards." It says: "Why didn't I think of that!" But the kicker is that it applies both to the title and to
much of the innovation and nuance that I heard in the arrangements and improvisation therein. This is great music
and great playing. The potential is here for a long and prolific contribution to the jazz world. "I am a fan from
way back!"... let that be my 'for the record' statement, as I know that 15 or 20 years from now I will be saying
AND MEANING it!"
Kirk Whalum - Warner Brothers Recording Artist
"Río Negro... I have a good feeling about these guys!"
Dave Koz - Capitol Records Recording Artist