December 7, 2009 – For the third year in a row, Paquito D’Rivera has been voted by DownBeat Magazine Reader’s Poll the Best Clarinetist. Now on the cover of DownBeat magazine, December issue, D’Rivera is interviewed on his impact on the development of jazz thinking.
December 2, 2009 – "Jazz-claZZ" with D’Rivera and special guest Trio Clarone with Sabine Meyer, Reiner Wehle, Wolfgang Myer album release on Timba Records, has just been nominated in two categories for the GRAMMYS. First Nomination: Field 21 — Composing/Arranging, Category 84 – Best Instrumental Composition Borat In Syracuse Paquito D’Rivera, composer (Paquito D’Rivera Quintet)… [Read More]
On November 3, the Champions of Jazz benefit and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM honor Paquito D’Rivera and Downbeat Magazine. This year marks the 30th anniversary of broadcasting and the Champions of Jazz benefit. The event will be celebrated at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City. The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz… [Read More]