On March 15, Paquito D’Rivera will receive the Nelson A. Rockefeller Honoree awarded by Purchase College, State University of New York. Rockefeller Awards are presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to the arts. Presentation to place on March 15, 8:00 pm (6:30 pm, tickets required). Millennium Broadway Hotel/The Hudson Theatre, 145… [Read More]
On March 13, Paquito D’Rivera will receive the African American Classical Music Award at the 20th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit Concert & Silent Auction at Spelman College, New Brunswick, NJ. The event, sponsored by The Northern NJ Chapter of NAASC, will be featuring the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble and the proceeds are to benefit the NNJC… [Read More]
December 7, 2009 – For the third year in a row, Paquito D’Rivera has been voted by DownBeat Magazine Reader’s Poll the Best Clarinetist. Now on the cover of DownBeat magazine, December issue, D’Rivera is interviewed on his impact on the development of jazz thinking.