Salsaneo Records and Josean Rivera join forces to release Rivera's third solo salsa production entitled "El Sonero Melodioso, which includes compositions by Angel “Junito” Matos, Johnny Vega as well as songs written by Rivera. The arrangers are Cesar Hijar, Kevin Pagan and William “Willie” Melo. Josean is quickly getting himself known for his unique voice and “sonero” style singing as well as arrangements that cather to the dancer and the lover of the old school of salsa. The orchestration used by Josean includes 2 trumpets, 2 trombones and a baritone sax. "Josean is not holding back and is positioning himself as one of the best soneros of the new generation of salseros" says Steve Guasch owner of Salsaneo Records. Josean body of work is impressive and little by little has been receiving the support of the "salseros" worldwide and we hope to continue driving his growth and bringing him to new stages, to show the fans that the new generation of soneros is alive and well with Josean Rivera "El Sonero Melodioso"
Josean was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Josean showed interest in music and the timbal at a very young age. At 15 discovers his thru passion, singing. At 16 he meets Jose M Torres (Pollo) and Jerry Rivas conga player and lead singer of El Gran Combo who given him the opportunity to get on stage and sing with them whenever they coincidence at a El Gran Combo presentation.
In 1999 Josean joins Raphy Leavitt singing the songs that had been made popular by Tony Vega like, Cosquillita, Sheila Taina, El Picaflor among others. His participation with La Selecta ended in February 2002, when Rivera leaves Puerto Rico to pursue work opportunities in the US.
Josean Rivera has accompanied singers Tony Vega, Luisito Carrion, Herman Olivera, Tito Rojas, Andy Montanez among others.
In 2012 he joins Rafi Marrero and records 2 productions, “Realizacion De Un Sueño” and “Intenacional”, in which he recorded the songs “Amor Infiel, La Fibrosa, Mi Ritmo Afincao, Una Voz Llamada Charlie a tribute to Charlie Aponte and "Otra Cunita Blanca" a homage to Maestro Raphy Leavitt”.
In September 2016 Rivera makes the decision of creating his own projectto this day he recorded two productions, “A Ponerla En La China” and “El Nuevo Amolador”. where he recorded the songs from composers Mike Amadeo, Angel Santos Jr, Charlie Donato and Nandy Lafontaine some of the songs “Pablito", "La Voz De La Experiencia", "Soy Guarachero", "Juancito", "Juguete No Quiero Ser" and "Tus Ojos Verdes” received great reviews and popularity in the salsa scene. The arrangers for these projects where Cesar Hijar, Carlitos Garcia, Victor Romero y Kevin Pagan.
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