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

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