Rivky was raised yeshivish inside of a shtetle in Hasidic Borough Park, often compared to the Amish lifestyle. A self taught, gifted composer just beginning to share her warm spirit with folks in the music and art circles, calling her a prodigy in hiding. Rivky has tip-toed the NY scene, selling art to collectors such as Sheila Gray
, wife of Macy’s
President, among others. Recently one of her pieces was also accepted into Yale’s literary magazine. Simultaneously, Rivky jumpstarted her career Off-Broadway, releasing an album, Angel Sings The Blues
, with Cellist Brian Sanders
, bringing them to stages like The Kennedy Center
as well as an event featuring legendary Suzanne Vega
. Rivky continues to baffle and ignite audiences who are lucky enough to catch just a glimpse of her fire, as she makes infrequent public appearances. Rivky currently studies at Juilliard
while she continues writing, recording and painting at her home in Brooklyn.
An anxiously quiet virtuoso, beautifully hard to pin down, but on stage often resembling a, Jacques Brel, Billy Joel, Freddy Mercury, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse and Sara Bareilles. A bluesy, sort of cabaret-classic rocker, Jaques Brelian, Joplin-esque, sort of sweaty, tired mess by the end of the evening. An extraordinarily powerful emotional charge that often echoes a melodic nostalgia for days after listening.
Current recipes at her Kitchen Concerts: Pistachio Bourbon Butter
and a really mean “Curryaki” Matzoh Ball
. Yes. It’s as good as it sounds. She’s known for nourishing soul AND tummy. www.rivkygee.com
“I am drawn to Rivky by her raw talent. What I love about her as an artist is the strength in her vulnerability- absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to hear more from her!” -Amy Lee, Evanescence
“A powerful, powerful singer. Capable of reaching notes too high and low for most -and capable of hitting them with emotion.” -Howard Bloom, Former publicist for Billy Joel, Prince.