Laura Fernandez is the host of Café Latino on JAZZ.FM91

Scarlet Rivera is one of the most in-demand and versatile violinists in music.

She’s best known for her work on Bob Dylan’s album Desire and his Rolling Thunder Revue, after Dylan discovered her in a chance meeting on the street in New York. But Rivera has also recorded numerous albums spanning many different styles, including Celtic music, jazz, blues, new-age and world music. She has been featured on records by Dee Dee Bridgewater and Tracy Chapman, and she was a soloist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Rivera joined Café Latino to tell us the story of how she met Bob Dylan, how she replaced one of rock music’s most famous guitarists in the studio sessions for Desire, and how she eventually made her way into the world of jazz.

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