South Motors Jazz: Paquito D Rivera Sextet

Concerts & Performances
Date Saturday, April 6, 2019, 8:00 pm Organization Pinecrest Gardens Categories Concerts & Performances
Place Pinecrest Gardens Address 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest Phone 877-496-8499 Website http://www.pinecrestgardens.org

Paquito DRivera 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. His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. His numerous other honors include Doctorates Honoris Causa in Music (from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, the University on Pennsylvania), and the Jazz Journalist Associations Clarinetist of the Year Award in both 2004 and 2006. South Motors Jazz series subscriptions are $155 and $180; in advance single tickets $35 & $40; day of concert tickets $50. Gates open at 6:30 p,m,