Song for Maura Wins Best Latin Jazz Album at Latin GRAMMYs

15th Latin GRAMMYs

On November 20, 2014 at the 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente’s album Song for Maura won the Best Latin Jazz Album in category #31. The album tied for the GRAMMY with Chick Corea’s album The Vigil, which also won.

This is the first album Paquito D’Rivera has done with Trio Corrente. The Brazilian trio members are Fabio Torres (pianist), Paulo Paulelli (bassist), and Edu Ribeiro (drummer).

"…one of the Brazilian musical groups that most impressed me has been the marvelous Trio Corrente from Sao Paulo. … Our CD collaboration is my best homage to Brazil and at the same time, a love song to the memory of the beautiful Maura, my mother…" Paquito D’Rivera

The Latin GRAMMY Awards took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and were broadcasted on the Univision Network.

This is a second GRAMMY for the album, having previously been awarded the Best Latin Jazz Album at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on January 27, 2014.

Song for Maura

Song for Maura Wins “Best Latin Jazz Album” GRAMMY

Picture - Song for Maura GroupOn January 27, 2014, Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente’s new album “Song For Maura” won the “Best Latin Jazz Album” at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards. Trio Corrente members Fabio Torres (pianist), Paulo Paulelli (bassist) and Edu Ribeiro (drummer), accepted in person the GRAMMY award on the GRAMMY pre-telecast broadcast through GRAMMY Live.

The 56th GRAMMY® Awards aired on January 26, 2014, on CBS television stations and via webcast GRAMMY Live.

Read more about Song for Maura which includes Paquito’s note about his collaboration with Trio Corrente and names of the album tracks.

Song for Maura is available through iTunes and through other fine vendors.

Song for Maura

Paquito Declared Dilecto Son of Asuncion, Paraguay

Today, September 26, 2012, Paquito D’Rivera was declared "Hijo Dilecto de Asunción" (honesty with love and respectful recognition – son of Asunción). The honor comes from the city of Asunción, the capitol of Paraguay.

Paquito D’Rivera was very moved, and declared himself a ‘lover of Paraguay’, and that he wants to return with his wife, to know the country better. He later commented on Facebook to be very honored by the recognition.

Tonight, along with guitarist Berta Rojas, Paquito performs pieces from Dia y Medio, a CD dedicated to Paraguay, Gran Teatro del Banco Central del Paraguay. The album was just nominated for Best Instrumental Album by the Latin Grammys.

Paquito Receives American Dream Award

On April 26, Paquito D’Rivera was one of the 3 receipients to be awarded the American Dream Award by the International Institute of New Jersey. The American Dream Awards are presented to outstanding immigrants in recognition of their contributions to American society in business, government, the arts, education and culture. This year’s distinguished recipients are: Paquito D’Rivera, Farooq Kathwari, Shazi Visram.

Paquito D’Rivera Receives Two Latin GRAMMYs

Panamericana  under the MCG Jazz LabelThe Latin GRAMMY® Awards, Nov. 10 during its Univision Network telecast, gave out two GRAMMYs for Paquito D’Rivera’s Panamericana Suite!

The two Latin GRAMMY® Awards are in two categories, for "Best Latin Jazz Album" and "Best Classical Contemporary Composition." The album, Panamericana Suite, was produced by MCG Jazz label.

The latest two Latin GRAMMYs joins with 9 previously received GRAMMY awards from both the Latin GRAMMY and Annual GRAMMY awards spanning both Jazz and Classical music genres.

The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards aired on November 10, 2011, on the Univision Network.