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Paquito D'Rivera is an NEA Jazz Master

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.

Additionally, he was a founding member and co-director of the innovative musical ensemble Irakere. With its explosive mixture of jazz, rock, classical and traditional Cuban music never before heard, Irakere toured extensively throughout America and Europe, won several Grammy nominations (1979, 1980) and a Grammy (1979).

Paquito D'Rivera's first recognition as a solo artist by the Grammy Recording Academy came in 1996 with the highly acclaimed recording Portraits of Cuba. Since then, Mr. D'Rivera has received numerous recognitions as an artist and composer.

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September 29, 2015

Music Education Monday: Paquito D'Rivera on composing and playing...

July 01, 2014

Paquito D'Rivera's "Jazz Meets The Classics" Out On Aug. 5th!

November 15, 2013

NJPAC's Sunday brunch series at Dorthaan’s Place

November 21, 2011

Yotam, with Roy Hargrove, Claudio Roditi and Paquito D'Rivera - Brasil...

November 11, 2011

MCG Jazz, Paquito D’Rivera and "Panamericana Suite" Receives Two...

February 28, 2011

Brazilian Nights: Leny Andrade With Paquito D'Rivera - April 1-2 - Jazz...

January 23, 2011

Cuban Legend Paquito D'Rivera Interviewed at All About Jazz

January 15, 2011

Latin Jazz Conversations: Paquito D'Rivera (Part 5)

January 14, 2011

Latin Jazz Conversations: Paquito D'Rivera (Part 4)

January 13, 2011

Latin Jazz Conversations: Paquito D'Rivera (Part 3)

January 07, 2011

Latin Jazz Conversations: Paquito D'Rivera (Part 2)

January 06, 2011

Latin Jazz Conversations: Paquito D'Rivera (Part 1)

November 10, 2010

Paquito D'Rivera's "Panamericana Suite" (MCG Jazz) Available Now!

October 05, 2010

Paquito D'Rivera's "Panamericana Suite," a Concert Recording, Due for...

July 12, 2010

Vana Gierig's group joined by Paquito D'Rivera - summer festival dates

February 03, 2010

Pablo Aslan Tango Salon w/ Paquito D'Rivera March 26-27 8P.M., Rose...

November 27, 2009

The Jazz Session #115: Paquito D'Rivera

October 01, 2009

WBGO Champions of Jazz Benefit Honoring Paquito D’Rivera and...

January 05, 2009

Paquito D'Rivera Hamming It up with a Cuban Accent

December 02, 2008

Paquito D'Rivera Joins the Chicago Jazz Ensemble in Benny Goodman...


Albums by Paquito D'Rivera

Album Paquito and Manzanero by Paquito D'Rivera

Paquito and Manzanero

Paquito Records and Sunnyside Records

Album Aires Tropicales by Paquito D'Rivera

Aires Tropicales

Paquito Records and Sunnyside Records

Album Jazz Meets the Classics by Paquito D'Rivera

Jazz Meets the...

Paquito Records

Album Song for Maura by Paquito D'Rivera

Song for Maura

Paquito Records

Album Tango Jazz: Live at Lincoln Center by Paquito D'Rivera

Tango Jazz: Live at...

Sunnyside Records

Album Funk Tango by Paquito D'Rivera

Funk Tango

Sunnyside Records

Waltz for Moe

Waltz for Moe

Paquito D'Rivera
Panamericana Suite


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