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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: June 4, 1948

Paquito D’Rivera - alto and soprano saxophone, clarinet, bandleader, recording artist, composer.

Paquito D’Rivera is a stellar example of the marriage of Latin American music and jazz. A Grammy winning, best selling artist with more than thirty solo albums to his credit, he is equally luminous on the soprano or alto saxophones, and clarinet. He is a genuine musical sophisticate with a broad span of endeavors and achievements.

Born on the island of Cuba June 4, 1948, Paquito D’Rivera began his career as a child prodigy. A restless musical genius during his teen years, Mr. D’Rivera created various original and ground-breaking musical ensembles. As a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, he directed that group for two years, while at the same time playing both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. He eventually went on to premier several works by notable Cuban composers with the same orchestra....
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Music

Featured recording “Jazz Meets the Classics”

Jazz Meets the Classics

Paquito Records
2014
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    Jazz Meets the Classics

    Paquito Records
    2014
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    Clazz Continental Latin Jazz - Live At Barcelona 2011 (Teatre...

    Chesky Records
    2011
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    Tango Jazz: Live at Lincoln Center

    Sunnyside Records
    2010
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    Quartier Latin

    Chesky Records
    2009
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    Funk Tango

    Sunnyside Records
    2007
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    The Jazz Chamber Trio

    Chesky Records
    2005
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    Big Band Time

    Pimienta Records
    2003
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