Best Clarinetist Recognition

2006 Clarinetist of the Year Award Jazz Journalists Association

A yearly honor bestowed by the Jazz Journalists Association, a professional organization of leading jazz journalists, acknowledging the achievements of jazz musicians, recordings, labels, producers, concert presenters, authors, broadcasters, photographers, and other new media outlets. This is the second time Paquito D’Rivera has been awarded this recognition (first awarded in 2004).

2006 GRAMMY Nomination

2006 Grammy Nomination Best Jazz Instrumental Solo (category 47)

49th Annual Grammy Awards
Paquito D’Rivera, soloist
“Paq Man” track from the 2006 CD From The Heart /Hilario Duran And His Latin Jazz Big Band [Alma Records]