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 read the full article at All About Jazz.

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 evening at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) featured many of his musical compositions, including "Fiddle… [Read More]

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 Paquito Records, is a Critic’s Choice pick of the New York Times.  The 50th Annual… [Read More]