This week's shows feature clarinetist and composer Paquito D'Rivera performing the music of celebrated Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla
. The winner of nine GRAMMY Awards, D'Rivera is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. He is also the first artist to win Latin GRAMMYs in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories - for Stravinsky's Historia del Soldado
(2003) and Brazilian Dreams
(2001). His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums.
While Paquito's discography reflects a dedication and enthusiasm for jazz, bebop and latin music, his contributions to classical music are impressive. They include solo performances with the London Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. An NEA Jazz Master, National Medal of Arts recipient, and Guggenheim Fellow in Composition, Paquito D'Rivera leads the field in merging genres and bringing the music of composers like Piazzolla to a wider audience.
When: Tuesday to Sunday, July 10 – 15, 2012, 8p.m. & 10:30p.m.
Where: The Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012
Tickets: $25 table seats, $15 at the bar, Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday; $35 table seats, $20 at the bar, Friday & Saturday