Awards

GRAMMY Awards

Song for Maura2014 – Song for Maura won Best Latin Jazz Album, 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

2013 – Song For Maura won Best Latin Jazz Album, 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards

2011 – Panamericana Suite won Best Latin Jazz Album, 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

2011 – Panamericana Suite won Best Classical Contemporary Composition, 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

Funk Tango Best Latin Jazz Album2008  Funk Tango won Best Latin Jazz Album, 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards

2005 – Riberas won Best Classical Album 2005, 6th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

2004 – Merengue won Best Instrumental Composition 2004, 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards

2003 – Brazilian Dreams won Best Latin Jazz Album 2003, 4th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

2003 – Historia del Soldado won Best Classical Album 2003, 4th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

2002  Appeared as Guest Artist on Bebo Valdes Trio El Arte Del Sabor, which won Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album 2002, at the 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards and the 3rd Annual (2002) Latin GRAMMY Awards

2001 – Paquito D’Rivera Quintet, Live at the Blue Note won Best Latin Jazz Album, 2nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Award

2000 – Tropicana Nights won Latin Jazz Album 2000, 1st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

1996 – Portraits of Cuba won Best Jazz Performance, 39th Annual GRAMMY Awards

1979 – Irakere won Best Latin Recording 1979, 22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards

Mr. D’Rivera has also received more than eight additional Grammy nominations.  Available – more extensive list of awards and honors

Awards / Honors

2008 – D’Rivera receives President’s Award from the International Association for Jazz Educators.

2007 – 2008 – D’Rivera appointed “Composer in Residence” at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

2007 – D’Rivera receives a 2007 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Award for Music Composition

2007 – The Kennedy Center and The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence, Living Jazz Legend Award

2006 – Jazz Journalists Association, Clarinet of the Year 2006 award

2005 – National Medal for the Arts, presented at the White House by President George W. Bush on November 10th, 2005

2005 – National Endowment for the Arts – Jazz Masters recipient

2004 – Jazz Journalists Association, Clarinet of the Year 2004 award

2003 – Doctorate Honoris Causa in Music, Berklee School of Music

2002 – Outstanding Editorial Column, National Assoc. of Hispanic Publications