On June 15, Paquito D’Rivera, Artistic Advisor of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, presented at the White House Jazz Studio. Starting with clinics, Paquito. D’Rivera was invited by Wynton Marsalis to participate in his clinic session (several were occuring in the various rooms). Mr. D’Rivera, presenting a special performance at the conclusion of the event of… [Read More]
On the Web: at jazzset.npr.org beginning May 29 On the Air: Check your local NPR station listings for broadcast for date & time WBGO / 88.3 Sunday, May 31, 6:00 pm, Wednesday, June 3, 6:30 pm Happy Birthday, Paquito D’Rivera, born June 4!
On January 22, 2009, the International Rescue Committee presented Mr. D’Rivera with "A Champion of Freedom" award at the Celebration of its 75th Anniversary. The Gala took place at Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida, Mr. D’Rivera gave a concert following the presentation.