Northampton Jazz Festival Presents Paquito D’Rivera with The Paquito D’Rivera Quintet | ACADEMY OF MUSIC

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

Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 pm

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. The winner of 14 GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. In addition, he is the author of two books, My Sax Life and Oh, La Habana.

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. Born in Havana Cuba, he started performing at age 10 with the National Theater Orchestra and at 17, he 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 Nations Orchestra, a 1991 GRAMMY Award winning, 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzie Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz.

For more on Paquito D’Rivera, please visit his website:  paquitodrivera.com
For more about the Northampton Jazz Festival, go to: northamptonjazzfest.org

Show Date/ Time:
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Doors at 7:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$10.00 - $35.00

Where/ How Tickets Can be Purchased:
Academy of Music Box Office Open Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM
Call: 413-584-9032 ext.105 (Service fees will apply with purchase)

Online Tickets Click on Show Desired:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1678275

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