Saturday, April 08, 2017
Tickets from $35
Cuban-born bandleader/composer/reeds player extraordinaire Paquito D’Rivera returns to 92Y for an evening of sizzling Latin jazz.
Winner of 14 Grammy Awards, Paquito began his musical career as a classical music prodigy on the clarinet; his musical interests now range from classical to jazz and bebop to Latin. He was a founding member of Dizzy Gillespie’s award-winning United Nations Orchestra, and he tours the world with his own ensembles, including the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D’Rivera Big Band and the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet. Among his many awards, in 2005 alone he was named an NEA Jazz Master and awarded the National Medal of the Arts.