Happy Birthday Paquito D’Rivera
Born in Havan Jun 4, 1948, Paquito D'Rivera 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. Defecting to the US in 1981, his music has shown a progression that demonstrates his extraordinary abilities in bebop, classical and Latin/Caribbean music. D'Rivera's expertise transcends musical genres as he is the only artist to ever have won Grammy Awards in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories.
Here he is playing Tico Tico.
Happy Birthday, Paquito!