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Blue Note Jazz Festival: Paquito D'river at Blue Note New York

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Blue Note New York
131 West Third Street
New York, NY
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212-475-8592

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Wed, June 13, 2018
8:00 pm

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BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble

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BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: PAQUITO D'RIVERA ENSEMBLE

Paquito D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer.

Born in Havana, Cuba, he performed at age 10 with the National Theater Orchestra, studied at the Havana Conservatory of Music and, at 17, became a featured soloist with the Cuban National Symphony. As a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, he directed that group for two years, while at the same time playing both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. He eventually went on to premier several works by notable Cuban composers with the same orchestra. Additionally, he was a founding member and co-director of the innovative musical ensemble Irakere. With its explosive mixture of jazz, rock, classical and traditional Cuban music never before heard, Irakere toured extensively throughout America and Europe, won several GRAMMY nominations (1979, 1980) and a GRAMMY (1979)....

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Blue Note New York uploaded this event on November 30, 2017