Category Archives: 2005

A Good Year for Paquito D’Rivera

President Bush Announces 2005 National Medal of Arts Recipients Washington, D.C. – President George W. Bush today announced the recipients of the 2005 National Medal of Arts. Ten medals will be presented by the President and Mrs. Laura Bush in … Continue reading

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Jazz History at the Smithsonian

March 2005, Jazz Appreciation Month National Museum of American History A picture of the March 21, 2005 presentation event showing Paquito and other Latin Jazz luminaries donating personal items, instruments, and compositions to the National Museum of American History. (photo … Continue reading

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2005 NEA Jazz Master

In January 2005 the National Endowment for the Arts named Paquito D’Rivera an NEA Jazz Master, America’s highest honor in jazz. On the set of Ramsey Lewis program with the NEA Jazz Masters 2005 which includes James Moody, Nancy Wilson, … Continue reading

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My Sax Life A Memoir by Paquito D’Rivera

Meet the Author—Jazz Sensation Paquito D’Rivera From Washington Post: "One musician who embodies Nicholson’s theory of "globalization" is Paquito D’Rivera, a Cuban-born saxophone and clarinet virtuoso who plays classical music, jazz and Latin dance music with equal skill. A professional … Continue reading

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FUJITSU Jazz Festival Tribute to Paquito D’Rivera

“50 Years and 10 Nights of Show Business” CARNEGIE HALL – January 10th PAQUITO D’RIVERA celebrated “50 Years and 10 Nights” of show business at CARNEGIE HALL on January 10, 2005, with a star-studded program packed with his musical friends! … Continue reading

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