A Good Year for Paquito D’Rivera

Paquito D'Rivera Awarded National Medal of Arts

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 an Oval Office ceremony at the White House on November 10. The National Endowment for… [Read More]

Jazz History at the Smithsonian

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 by Brenda Feliciano)

2005 NEA Jazz Master

2005 NEA Jazz Masters

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, Ramsey Lewis and Paquito D’Rivera