Paquito D’Rivera: Around The Americas

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Multi-GRAMMY® award winning D’Rivera joined by string ensemble Quinteto Cimarron
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, March 27 – 28

New York, NY – February 13, 2015 – Paquito D’Rivera complements Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014-15 Jazz Across The Americas season with the special concert event, Paquito D’Rivera: Around The Americas, on March 27-28 at 8pm Rose Theater, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.

The NEA Jazz Master and multi-GRAMMY® Award winner will explore South American music styles and their influence on contemporary jazz. D’Rivera will be accompanied by pianist Alex Brown, bassist Oscar Stagnaro, drummer Mark Walker, trombonist and trumpeter Diego Urcola, and percussionist Pernell Saturnino. Especially for this engagement, the group will be accompanied by the Spanish string ensemble Quinteto Cimarron to perform D’Rivera’s well-known chamber piece, “Aires Tropicales.”

Quinteto Cimarron features violinists Eduardo Coma Vega and Lazaro Gonzalez Pena, violist Raymond Arteaga Morales, cellist Luis Caballero Varona, and bassist Oscar Rodriguez Calvo.

“After so many years of working with music and musicians from Argentina, the USA, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Trinidad, Perú, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic,” said D’Rivera. “I’m convinced that the best way to establish a common link between those music styles is through the jazz language.”

Like his mentor Dizzy Gillespie, virtuoso clarinetist and saxophonist D’Rivera possesses a deep commitment to the cultural exchange between jazz and Latin music. Through composers like Ernesto Lecuona, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Rafael Hernandez, and Chucho Valdés (with whom D’Rivera worked with as a member of his ensemble Irakere in the 1970s), D’Rivera will delve into South American musical styles as sources for the enrichment of contemporary jazz music. A founding member of Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra, D’Rivera is also a Carnegie Hall Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, who ranks among the likes of Benny Goodman and Sidney Bechet.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Paquito D’Rivera: Around The Americas will stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience via jazz.org/live.  The concert will also be available on Livestream’s mobile and connected TV applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos, and other materials available to fans worldwide.

Tickets can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday–Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain)  Hot Seats, $10 seats for select shows in Rose Theater and The Appel Room (9:30pm performances only), are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Subject to availability. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014–15 Concert and Education Season features a season-long journey “through the Americas.”  Through a diverse array of concerts and programs, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 27th season will explore how jazz has both integrated and influenced the rich musical traditions of the Caribbean and North, South, and Central America. This season, Jazz at Lincoln Center also celebrates the 10th anniversary of Frederick P. Rose Hall, “The House of Swing,” which opened its doors on October 18, 2004.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:  Amtrak, Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Premier, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and SiriusXM.