Source: Gothamist. The shows are underway but the article still has a lot of historical info.
The multinight performance “Studio Rivbea Revisited” celebrates the legacy of one such place: Downtown Manhattan’s great independent, artist-run jazz loft of the 1970s, Studio Rivbea. The concerts will take place at the Gene Frankel Theatre experimental arts space — the original location of Rivbea, which was previously operated by saxophonist Sam Rivers and his wife, Beatrice. The series runs from Jan. 4-8 and features artists who represent the past and future of New York’s improvised music. It’s produced by local organization Arts For Arts, whose downtown events and annual Vision Festival are primary outlets for New York’s free jazz and spiritual jazz scenes.