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Paquito D’Rivera

April 21, 2023
Zellerbach Hall

Geandy Pavon

An unforgettable evening of music with a living legend of Latin jazz! Fourteen-time Grammy and Latin Grammy winner Paquito D’Rivera is a master woodwind improviser, revered bandleader, and accomplished composer who has spent a lifetime artfully dissolving the barriers between musical genres. As co-founder of Irakere, he created an explosive new mix of jazz, rock, and traditional Cuban music. And in his concert works, he has infused classical repertoire with the rhythms and sonorities of his native Cuba. Here, D’Rivera explores repertoire from his groundbreaking Jazz Meets the Classics release, his dynamic sextet reimagining canonic works by Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, and others.

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