Complete List of Honors

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YEAR TITLE GRANTOR
2012    
2012 Honoree PEN Club of Cuban Writers in Exile
2012 Declaration – Hijo Dilecto de Asunción City of Asunción
2012 Nomination for "Best Instrumental Album" Latin GRAMMYs
2012 American Dream Award International Institute of New Jersey
2011    
2011 Best Latin Jazz Album Latin GRAMMY Awards
2011 Best Classical Contemporary Composition Latin GRAMMY Awards
2010    
2010 Nelson A. Rockefeller Honoree Purchase College, State University of New York
2010 African American Classical Music Award The Northern NJ Chapter of NAASC
2009    
2009 Clarinetist of the Year Downbeat Magazine
2009 Medal of Honor National Arts Club in New York, NY
2009 Die Audiophile Award CD Stereoplay Magazine, Germany
2009 A Champion of Freedom International Rescue Committee
2008    
2008 Certificate of Gratitude Society of Cuban American Engineers and Architects
2008 Creative Artist’s Image Award New York City Comptroller
2008 Clarinetist of the Year Downbeat Magazine
2008 In recognition and honor of Paquito D’Rivera The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute, Seton Hall University
2008 2009 CAG Virtuoso Award for Creativity Concert Artists Guild
2008 Doctorate Honoris Causa Music University of Pennsylvania
2008 In recognition and honor of Paquito D’Rivera The City of Hartford, CT
2008 In recognition and honor of Paquito D’Rivera XXII Festival Cultural Zacatecas
2008 Frankfurt Music Prize Board of Trustees Frankfurter Musicpreis
2008 Grammy / Best Latin Jazz Album "Funk Tango" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
2008 President’s Award International Association for Jazz Education
2007    
2007 Readers Poll Award / Clarinet Downbeat Magazine
2007 Medalla Ignacio Cervantes El Centro Cultural Cubano de Nueva York
2007 Latin Grammy Nomination / "Funk Tango" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
2007 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
2007 Composer In Residence Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
2007 Living Jazz Legend Award The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
2007 Presidential Tribute / Paquito D’Rivera Berklee College of Music
2006    
2006 Clarinetist of the Year Jazz Journalists Association
2006 Artists Tribute Award The Artists Collective
2006 Grammy Nomination / Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
on Hilario Duran Album / From the Heart
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
2006 Jazz For The Next Generation Award US Airways and Sedona Jazz on the Rocks
2006 Artista Distinguido de la Cuidad de Miami City of Miami, Florida
2006 Latin Grammy Nomination / "Jazz Chamber Trio" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
2006 In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera House of Representatives Congressional Record
2005    
2005 Latin Grammy / Best Classical Recording "Riberas" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
2005 NEA Jazz Master National Endowment for the Arts
2005 National Medal of the Arts United States President George W. Bush
2005 Board Member Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York
2005 Arts Leadership Award of the Americas Youth Orchestra of the Americas
2005 Key to Union City, New  Jersey Mayor Brian P. Stack and Board of Commissioners
2005 Named Performing Arts Scholarship Grace Theater Workshop, Inc.
2005 Proclamation Honor The City of Union City, New Jersey
2005 In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera Casa Cuba Houston Texas
2005 Citation for Contributions to the Arts Comuna de Providencia Centario Chile
2005 Honorary Board Member Chamber Music America National Council
2005 Citation / Paquito D’Rivera’s 50th Anniversary
on Stage
State of New Jersey, The Senate and General Assembly
2005 Grammy Nomination / "Jazz Chamber Trio" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
2005 Jersey Jazz Great Award State of New Jersey / Richard J. Codey, Acting Governor
2004    
2004 Clarinetist Of The Year Jazz Journalists Association
2004 Grammy / Best Instrumental Composition "Merengue" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
2004 Musical Achievement Award The New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony
2004 Latin Jazz Symposium Latin Beat Magazine
2004 Congressional Record Honor House of Representatives
2004 Proclamation Honor / Paquito D’Rivera Day Boston, Massachusetts
2004 Resolution Honoring Paquito D’Rivera Hudson County, New Jersey
2004 Grammy Nomination / Guest Artist "Another Kind of
Blue"
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
2003    
2003 Doctorate Honoris Causa Music Berklee College of Music
2003 Latin Grammy / Best Classical "Historia Del Soldado" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
2003 Latin Grammy / Best Latin Jazz "Brazilian Dreams" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
2003 Musical Achievement Award Board of Directors of the New York Virtuosi
2002    
2002 Guest Artist, Grammy Winning Bebo Valdes Trio / "El Arte Del
Sabor"
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
2002 Outstanding Editorial Column National Association of Hispanic Publications
2002 International Latin Music Hall of Fame Planet Salsa
2002 Proclamation / Paquito D’Rivera Day City of Paterson New Jersey, Office of the Mayor
2002 Jazzpar Prize Nomination The International Jazzpar Committee / Det Danske Jazz Center
2001    
2001 Latin Grammy "Live at the Blue Note" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
2001 Board Member Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center
2001 Lionel Hampton Hall of Fame University of Idaho / Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
2001 Citation Naming 12/16 Newark Jazz Connection 2001 Day Mayor of the City of Newark
2001 Grammy Nomination / "Clarinetist Volume 1" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
2001 5th Anniversary Season Award New Jersey Performing Arts Center
2001 Board Member Jersey City Museum
2000    
2000 Latin Grammy Nomination / Best Classical Album "Music Of Two
Worlds"
Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
2000 Latin Grammy / "Tropicana Nights" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
2000 Performing Artist (Clarinet) Vandoren Reed Company
2000 Director New Jersey Performing Arts Center World Festival Orchestra
2000 In Recognition of Paquito D’rivera Award The Smithsonian Associates
1999    
1999 Artist in Residence New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1999 Honorary Member / Claustro Universitario de las Artes Universidad de Alcala Spain / Aie Society
1999 Citation for Contributions to the Arts City of Jersey City Office of the Mayor
1999 Grammy Nomination / "Tropicana Nights" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
1999 Advisory Committee Board Member of World Festival / Alternate Routes Advisory Committee
1998    
1998 Board Member Chamber Music America
1998 In Recognition of Paquito D’Rivera Award El Instituto De La Cultura Cubano Americana / David Rosales, Artist
1998 Grammy Nomination / "Paquito D’Rivera and The United Nation
Orchestra"
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
1998 In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera Center For A Free Cuba / Cuba’s Independence Day
1997    
1997 Artistic Director / Jazz Programming New Jersey Chamber Music Society
1997 Performing Artist (Saxophone) Yamaha Corporation of America
1997 In Recognition of Paquito D’Rivera Award To Save Latin America Now / El Galardon a Personalidades
1996    
1996 Artistic Director Festival International Jazz en el Tambo, Uruguay
1996 Grammy "Portraits of Cuba" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
1996 In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera Hatuey, La Gran Cerveza de Cuba
1995    
1995 Board Member New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony
1995 Yearly Honoree For Cuban Heritage Week State of New Jersey / Christine Todd Whitman, Governor
1995 Annual Achievement In Music Award National Hispanic Academy of Media Arts & Sciences
1995 Award Of Merit Of Cristobel De Llerena Festival Jazz Heineken / Santo Domingo
1994    
1994 Indie Award "A Night In Englewood" Independent Music Awards
1993    
1993 Citation of Merit President of the Borough of the Bronx
1993 In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera City of Racine, Wisconsin
1993 Al Gran Musico Cubano Award Colonia Cubana de Costa Rica
1993 In Recognition of Paquito D’Rivera Award AT&T Amphitheater Grand Opening
1993 Certificate of Appreciation United States Department of Justice
1993 In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera El Porton del Barrio
1990    
1990 Latin Jazz USA Honors Paquito D’Rivera Latin Jazz USA / Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary of Latin Jazz
1988    
1988 Edison / Best Jazz "Manhattan Burn" Dutch Edison Foundation / Netherlands
1987    
1987 4th Annual Excellence Award FACE / Facts About Cuban Exiles
1987 In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera Asociacion de Cronistas de Nueva York
1985    
1985 In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera Producciones Internacionales LPO and CBS Columbia CA
1982    
1982 Key to the City of Miami, FL City of Miami, Florida
1980    
1980 Grammy Nomination / "Irakere II" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
1980 Member American Federation of Musicians Local 802
1979    
1979 Grammy / "Irakere" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
1979 Member National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences