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Paquito D'Rivera

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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Discography

Jazz Meets the Classics

Jazz Meets the...

Paquito Records
2014

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Clazz Continental...

Chesky Records
2011

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Tango Jazz: Live at Lincoln Center

Tango Jazz: Live at...

Sunnyside Records
2010

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Quartier Latin

Chesky Records
2009

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Funk Tango

Funk Tango

Sunnyside Records
2007

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The Jazz Chamber Trio

Chesky Records
2005

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Waltz for Moe

Waltz for Moe

Paquito D'Rivera
Panamericana Suite

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