Heather Rivas is a pianist/keyboardist and composer based out of Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where she studied Performance and Music Business.
Heather has toured and performed with numerous artists. At just the age of 17 she toured with jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen through the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Additionally, Heather has played piano and percussion in the 2014 Disneyland All American College Band, and has been able to perform with highly acclaimed trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, and world-renowned bassist John Clayton. She has also toured and recorded with artist Tonina in the U.S. and Europe.
Through Berklee Heather has been a part of many different projects that have combined her passions. She is the co-founder of the band, Her Say, and was an Executive Campus Ambassador for the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business where she created a Women's Empowerment event on Berklee's campus. Upon graduating Berklee, Heather released her solo EP entitled “Licorice". This debut is the first showcase in her own compositions and how they fuse together the styles of music that influence her.
Heather's musical inspirations are derived from many styles of music such as, Jazz, Rock, and R&B. All of these textures can be found within the contributions she has made in others music and in her own music. Her projects vary from collaborative efforts to solo work. Heather thrives in the collaborative setting because it is imperative to the creative process. Additionally, collaborations help build meaningful relationships in the ever-changing music industry.