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Paquito D'Rivera

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Born in Cuba, Paquito D'Rivera began his career as a child prodigy. A restless musical genius during his teen years, Mr. D’Rivera created various original and ground-breaking musical ensembles. As a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, he directed that group for two years, while at the same time playing both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. Mr. D’Rivera has received many recognitions as an artist and composer, and is a recipient of the National Medal for the Arts as well as an NEA Jazz Master.