On October 26th Paquito D’Rivera will be awarded the Medal of Honor from the National Arts Club in New York, NY. NAC, one of the oldest private arts club in the country, have included such illustrious members as three past presidents, literary figures, composers, musicians, and painters. A portrait of Mr. D’Rivera will be unveiled.
In Lenox, MA on Sept. 4, Paquito D’Rivera’s Quintet and guests amazed Tanglewood Jazz Festival attendees with the new "Conversations with Cachao", "Fiddle Dream", and fun sambas and tangos. Read more at the Berkshire Eagle. Review by Jazz.com about "Conversations with Cachao" by D’Rivera and unique take on the new work.
In the August 2009 publication of “Stereoplay” Magazine, the June European release of “Jazz – clazz” CD received the “Die Audiophile” award. "Jazz – claZZ" features Paquito D’Rivera Quintet with special guests Trio Clarone with Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Reiner Wehle, and Wolfgang Meyer. The recording is available through Timba Records in Europe and worldwide through… [Read More]