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 Dreams," "Contradanza and Vals Venezolano," "Danzoncito," "Kites", "Song for Peace," and selected songs from Paquito’s newest work, a zarzuela, "Cecilio Valdés, Rey de La Habana."

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 GRAMMY Awards will be held on February 10, 2008, and broadcast on television at 8 pm (Eastern time) on CBS.

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)

Funk Tango Best Latin Jazz Album The 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards nominations, announced on August 29, listed Paquito D’Rivera Quintet’s Funk Tango album as one of the nominees for Best Latin Jazz Album. The 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be held November 8, in Las Vegas, Univision Network, 8-11 pm ET/PT.