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• Winner of nine GRAMMY awards, including Best Classical Composition for Merengue, written for cellist Yo-Yo Ma
• First artist to win Latin GRAMMYs in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories
• Founding member/conductor of Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra
• Former Composer-In-Residence, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Artistic Director of DC Jazz Festival
• Recipient of the Frankfurter Musikpreis, Guggenheim Fellowship, National Medal of the Arts, The Kennedy Center’s Living Jazz Legend Award, The National Arts Club Medal of Honor, Nelson A. Rockefeller Award, and Chamber Music America’s Bogomolny National Service Award

Works by Paquito D'Rivera include:
Gran Danzón (The Bel Air Concerto) (2001) for flute and orchestra
Conversations with Cachao (2007) for double bass, clarinet/saxophone, and orchestra
The Cape Cod Files (2009) for clarinet and piano
Ladies in White (2010) for clarinet, cello and piano

Looking Ahead: Concerto Venezolano for Trumpet and Orchestra, D’Rivera’s 2019 trumpet concerto for Pacho Flores, opens the North Carolina Symphony’s 2023-2024 concert season (Sep 22-23). The commission is part of Flores’s worldwide project to expand the repertoire for trumpet concertos by multiple composers including Arturo Marquez, Robert Sierra, and Gabriela Ortiz.

"He has become the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and classical." -- The National Endowment for the Arts

Please visit Paquito D’Rivera’s official website: www.paquitodrivera.com

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