JazzFest History

Paquito DRivera

Instrument: Saxophone/Clarinet
Born: Havana, Cuba

" I loved Benny Goodman, and I practiced with my father all the time. He used to bring home records of different kinds of music - jazz, classical music, everything. After Benny Goodman, he brought albums of Charlie Parker and then Paul Desmond. In that order. "

- Paquito D'Rivera
DownBeat


From the JazzFest Program Biography:

Paquito D'Rivera Program Bio