Paquito D'Rivera Quintet
Latin Jazz - World Fusion
Paquito D'Rivera (clarinet, sax); Vana Gierig (piano); Sean Conly (bass); Marcello Pellitteri (drums); Vinicius Barros (percussion).
Fri 10 July 2009 22:15 - 23:30 Hudson
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The Cuban Paquito D'Rivera (1948) has been a professional since1966. The son of classical saxophonist and conductor Tito D'Riverahas been on the concert stage since he was seven. At the beginningof the 70s, he founded the Orchestra Cubana de Musica Moderna,together with Chucho Valdés. In 1981, he moved to America and laterthat year his solo debut Paquito Blowin' was issued. In 1988 heentered The United Nations Orchestra of legendary trumpet playerDizzy Gillespie. In subsequent years, the sympathetic musician madeover 30 solo albums and won no less than nine Grammy Awards. He hasalso made guest appearances in famous orchestras and big bands.Besides D'Rivera is still a versatile and very prolificcomposer.