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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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Featured recording “Jazz Meets the Classics”

Jazz Meets the Classics

Paquito Records
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    Jazz Meets the Classics

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

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    Tango Jazz: Live at Lincoln Center

    Sunnyside Records
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    Quartier Latin

    Chesky Records
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    Funk Tango

    Sunnyside Records
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    The Jazz Chamber Trio

    Chesky Records
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    Big Band Time

    Pimienta Records
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