We will ask your questions when we interview Paquito D'Rivera during the upcoming Latin Jazz Traditions workshop at Carnegie Hall. Submit your questions for Paquito D'Rivera by commenting on this page by May 13.
From May 12 to 16, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute will present a workshop for young jazz instrumentalists led by renowned Latin jazz artist Paquito D'Rivera. The prolific composer, conductor, clarinetist, and saxophonist teams up with members of his ensemble to mentor these young jazz musicians during an intensive weeklong workshop, co-designed by acclaimed bassist and educator Oscar Stagnaro, that culminates with a concert in Zankel Hall on Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Following the live workshop, Musical Exchange members will also have the opportunity to participate in a series of online discussions and activities related to the work of Paquito D’Rivera. The series culminates with a scheduled webcast of the May 16 concert, which is open to all members of the Musical Exchange community. Check back on May 19 for our first online discussion.
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Have you ever 'latinized' a traditional jazz standard?
What gave you the confidence to pursue music as a full time profession?
What is your favourite instrument to play? What is your favourite instrument to listen to?
Hi Deborah! Here is Paquito D'Rivera's answer to one of your questions:
Who is your favorite modern artist?
Do you think it´s true that one should only pursue a career in music if one "doesn´t have any other talent"?
Do you think one is ever too old to learn a new instrument really well?
Hi Ina! See Paquito D'Rivera's answers to two of your questions below:
Thanks for your questions, Deborah and Ina. Check back soon to see Paquito's responses!