Complete List of Honors

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TITLE GRANTOR
2014  
Best Latin Jazz Album 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards
Nomination for "Best Latin Jazz Album" 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards
2013  
Best Latin Jazz Album 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Nomination for "Best Improvised Jazz Solo" 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Nomination for "Best Latin Jazz Album" 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards
2012  
Honoree PEN Club of Cuban Writers in Exile
Declaration – Hijo Dilecto de Asunción City of Asunción
Nomination for "Best Instrumental Album" Latin GRAMMYs
American Dream Award International Institute of New Jersey
2011  
Best Latin Jazz Album Latin GRAMMY Awards
Best Classical Contemporary Composition Latin GRAMMY Awards
2010  
Nelson A. Rockefeller Honoree Purchase College, State University of New York
African American Classical Music Award The Northern NJ Chapter of NAASC
2009  
Clarinetist of the Year Downbeat Magazine
Medal of Honor National Arts Club in New York, NY
Die Audiophile Award CD Stereoplay Magazine, Germany
A Champion of Freedom International Rescue Committee
2008  
Certificate of Gratitude Society of Cuban American Engineers and Architects
Creative Artist’s Image Award New York City Comptroller
Clarinetist of the Year Downbeat Magazine
In recognition and honor of Paquito D’Rivera The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute, Seton Hall University
2009 CAG Virtuoso Award for Creativity Concert Artists Guild
Doctorate Honoris Causa Music University of Pennsylvania
In recognition and honor of Paquito D’Rivera The City of Hartford, CT
In recognition and honor of Paquito D’Rivera XXII Festival Cultural Zacatecas
Frankfurt Music Prize Board of Trustees Frankfurter Musicpreis
Grammy / Best Latin Jazz Album "Funk Tango" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
President’s Award International Association for Jazz Education
2007  
Readers Poll Award / Clarinet Downbeat Magazine
Medalla Ignacio Cervantes El Centro Cultural Cubano de Nueva York
Latin Grammy Nomination / "Funk Tango" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Composer In Residence Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Living Jazz Legend Award The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
Presidential Tribute / Paquito D’Rivera Berklee College of Music
2006  
Clarinetist of the Year Jazz Journalists Association
Artists Tribute Award The Artists Collective
Grammy Nomination / Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
on Hilario Duran Album / From the Heart
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Jazz For The Next Generation Award US Airways and Sedona Jazz on the Rocks
Artista Distinguido de la Cuidad de Miami City of Miami, Florida
Latin Grammy Nomination / "Jazz Chamber Trio" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera House of Representatives Congressional Record
2005  
Latin Grammy / Best Classical Recording "Riberas" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
NEA Jazz Master National Endowment for the Arts
National Medal of the Arts United States President George W. Bush
Board Member Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York
Arts Leadership Award of the Americas Youth Orchestra of the Americas
Key to Union City, New  Jersey Mayor Brian P. Stack and Board of Commissioners
Named Performing Arts Scholarship Grace Theater Workshop, Inc.
Proclamation Honor The City of Union City, New Jersey
In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera Casa Cuba Houston Texas
Citation for Contributions to the Arts Comuna de Providencia Centario Chile
Honorary Board Member Chamber Music America National Council
Citation / Paquito D’Rivera’s 50th Anniversary
on Stage
State of New Jersey, The Senate and General Assembly
Grammy Nomination / "Jazz Chamber Trio" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Jersey Jazz Great Award State of New Jersey / Richard J. Codey, Acting Governor
2004  
Clarinetist Of The Year Jazz Journalists Association
Grammy / Best Instrumental Composition "Merengue" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Musical Achievement Award The New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony
Latin Jazz Symposium Latin Beat Magazine
Congressional Record Honor House of Representatives
Proclamation Honor / Paquito D’Rivera Day Boston, Massachusetts
Resolution Honoring Paquito D’Rivera Hudson County, New Jersey
Grammy Nomination / Guest Artist "Another Kind of
Blue"
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
2003  
Doctorate Honoris Causa Music Berklee College of Music
Latin Grammy / Best Classical "Historia Del Soldado" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
Latin Grammy / Best Latin Jazz "Brazilian Dreams" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
Musical Achievement Award Board of Directors of the New York Virtuosi
2002  
Guest Artist, Grammy Winning Bebo Valdes Trio / "El Arte Del
Sabor"
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Outstanding Editorial Column National Association of Hispanic Publications
International Latin Music Hall of Fame Planet Salsa
Proclamation / Paquito D’Rivera Day City of Paterson New Jersey, Office of the Mayor
Jazzpar Prize Nomination The International Jazzpar Committee / Det Danske Jazz Center
2001  
Latin Grammy "Live at the Blue Note" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
Board Member Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center
Lionel Hampton Hall of Fame University of Idaho / Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Citation Naming 12/16 Newark Jazz Connection 2001 Day Mayor of the City of Newark
Grammy Nomination / "Clarinetist Volume 1" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
5th Anniversary Season Award New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Board Member Jersey City Museum
2000  
Latin Grammy Nomination / Best Classical Album "Music Of Two
Worlds"
Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
Latin Grammy / "Tropicana Nights" Academia Latina de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabacion
Performing Artist (Clarinet) Vandoren Reed Company
Director New Jersey Performing Arts Center World Festival Orchestra
In Recognition of Paquito D’rivera Award The Smithsonian Associates
1999  
Artist in Residence New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Honorary Member / Claustro Universitario de las Artes Universidad de Alcala Spain / Aie Society
Citation for Contributions to the Arts City of Jersey City Office of the Mayor
Grammy Nomination / "Tropicana Nights" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Advisory Committee Board Member of World Festival / Alternate Routes Advisory Committee
1998  
Board Member Chamber Music America
In Recognition of Paquito D’Rivera Award El Instituto De La Cultura Cubano Americana / David Rosales, Artist
Grammy Nomination / "Paquito D’Rivera and The United Nation
Orchestra"
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera Center For A Free Cuba / Cuba’s Independence Day
1997  
Artistic Director / Jazz Programming New Jersey Chamber Music Society
Performing Artist (Saxophone) Yamaha Corporation of America
In Recognition of Paquito D’Rivera Award To Save Latin America Now / El Galardon a Personalidades
1996  
Artistic Director Festival International Jazz en el Tambo, Uruguay
Grammy "Portraits of Cuba" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera Hatuey, La Gran Cerveza de Cuba
1995  
Board Member New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony
Yearly Honoree For Cuban Heritage Week State of New Jersey / Christine Todd Whitman, Governor
Annual Achievement In Music Award National Hispanic Academy of Media Arts & Sciences
Award Of Merit Of Cristobel De Llerena Festival Jazz Heineken / Santo Domingo
1994  
Indie Award "A Night In Englewood" Independent Music Awards
1993  
Citation of Merit President of the Borough of the Bronx
In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera City of Racine, Wisconsin
Al Gran Musico Cubano Award Colonia Cubana de Costa Rica
In Recognition of Paquito D’Rivera Award AT&T Amphitheater Grand Opening
Certificate of Appreciation United States Department of Justice
In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera El Porton del Barrio
1990  
Latin Jazz USA Honors Paquito D’Rivera Latin Jazz USA / Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary of Latin Jazz
1988  
Edison / Best Jazz "Manhattan Burn" Dutch Edison Foundation / Netherlands
1987  
4th Annual Excellence Award FACE / Facts About Cuban Exiles
In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera Asociacion de Cronistas de Nueva York
1985  
In Recognition and Honor of Paquito D’Rivera Producciones Internacionales LPO and CBS Columbia CA
1982  
Key to the City of Miami, FL City of Miami, Florida
1980  
Grammy Nomination / "Irakere II" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Member American Federation of Musicians Local 802
1979  
Grammy / "Irakere" National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Member National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences