Category Archives: 2008

News announcements from 2008

All About Jazz Interview “Paquito D’Rivera: Jack of All Trades”

On December 18, Online ezine "All About Jazz", publishes interview with D’Rivera entitled "Paquito D’Rivera: Jack of All Trades".

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D’Rivera Honored at Seton Hall University

On December 16th, Paquito D’Rivera was honored "…for his illustrious artistry, extraordinary humanitarian efforts, and legendary commitment to better our global community, defend the rights of others, and bring joy through music to the world." The honor was presented at … Continue reading

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Tanglewood Announces Jazz Lineup: D’Rivera to Appear Sept. 4

At this year’s Tanglewood Jazz Festival, the Boston Symphony announced Paquito D’Rivera will be performing on Sept. 4 in the evening. A three day festival held on Labor Day weekend, performances of the festival (Sept. 4 – 6) are to … Continue reading

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D’Rivera Wins 2008 Clarinet of the Year in Reader’s Poll

Downbeat Magazine, a publication dedicated to "jazz, blues and beyond" annually holds a Reader’s Poll to determine the best in jazz in several categories.  To hit the news stands in December 2008, Paquito D’Rivera has for the second year in … Continue reading

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D’Rivera Honored with Creative Artist Image Award

On October 27, the New York City Comptroller, William C. Thompson, Jr., honored 5 New Yorkers at the Annual Latino Heritage and Culture Celebration.  Paquito D’Rivera was one of five honorees recognized for "…outstanding contributions that Latino New Yorkers make … Continue reading

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