Northampton Jazz Festival Presents Paquito D’Rivera with The Paquito D’Rivera Quintet

Northampton Jazz Festival Presents Paquito D’Rivera with The Paquito D’Rivera Quintet

Sat · October 20, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Academy of Music Theatre

$10.00 - $35.00 (plus applicable fees)

The Northampton Jazz Festival is honored to present Paquito D'Rivera and his Paquito D'Rivera Quintet. Now celebrating his 70th year, Paquito defies categorization. Born in Havana, Cuba, he is the winner of 14 GRAMMY Awards, and is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. There are few jazz artists with the high honor of one-name recognition – Louis, Miles, Dexter, Sonny – you get the drift. Paquito has that first name recognition status not only in Jazz, but also the Latin Jazz and Classical worlds. Come out and join us as Jazz Abounds Downtown with Paquito!

Paquito D'Rivera
Paquito D'Rivera
Cuban saxophone/flute/clarinet player and band leader (b. June 4th, 1948 in Havana, Cuba). Son of saxophone player Tito D'Rivera, he started playing saxophone at 5 years old. At 19 he debuted on Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba and that same year (1965) he founded Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna with Chucho Valdés, and later Irakere, melting jazz, rock and traditional Cuban music.

In 1981 he exiled in USA, playing with American musicians and founding in 1988 The United Nations Orchestra with Dizzy Gillespie. He founded his own band Paquito D'Rivera Big Band and Paquito D'Rivera Quintet.
Venue Information:
Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA, 01060
http://aomtheatre.com/