Category Archives: 2007

News announcements from 2007

Paquito D’Rivera Quintet with the Count Basie Orchestra

Review of Philadelphia Concert at the Kimmel Center The popular guide All About Jazz, reviewed the first concert of the Mellon Jazz Fridays series on September 28 held at the Kimmel Center in Verizon Hall based in Philadelphia, PA. You can … Continue reading

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D’Rivera Honored by Cuban Cultural Center

On December 8 the Cuban Cultural Center of New York presented Paquito D’Rivera with their highest honor.  In recognition of his "prodigious talent, long career and exceptional contribution to Cuban culture," he received the Medalla Ignacio Cervantes award.  The festive … Continue reading

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Funk Tango Nominated for “Best Latin Jazz Recording”

On December 6, the Recording Academy announced the 50th GRAMMY Nominees.  Among the many notables of the music industry, Paquito D’Rivera’s Quintet’s new album, Funk Tango, has been nominated for "Best Latin Jazz Recording."  Funk Tango, the premiere recording of … Continue reading

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FUNK Meets TANGO

Interview with Paquito D’Rivera The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), interviewed Paquito D’Rivera, featured in their Alternate Routes Latin Jazz Weekend, and who is also a resident of New Jersey. D’Rivera’s Quintet performed at the Center on Oct. 27 … Continue reading

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2007 Latin GRAMMY Nomination

8th Latin GRAMMY Awards Nomination Best Latin Jazz Album (Field 10, Jazz Category 33) Funk Tango – Paquito D’Rivera Quintet (Paquito Records) The 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards nominations, announced on August 29, listed Paquito D’Rivera Quintet’s Funk Tango album … Continue reading

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