Downbeat Magazine, a publication dedicated to "jazz, blues and beyond" annually holds a Reader’s Poll to determine the best in jazz in several categories. To hit the news stands in December 2008, Paquito D’Rivera has for the second year in a row, been elected "Clarinet of the Year" in 2008 by readers of Downbeat Magazine. … [Read More]
On October 27, the New York City Comptroller, William C. Thompson, Jr., honored 5 New Yorkers at the Annual Latino Heritage and Culture Celebration. Paquito D’Rivera was one of five honorees recognized for "…outstanding contributions that Latino New Yorkers make to the life of our city…" and was joined by honorees Antonio Perez, President of… [Read More]
On October 26, the Society of Cuban American Engineers and Architects, presented Paquito D’Rivera a Certificate of Gratitude in recognition of his achievements as an award winning artist and composer.