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This May, Grammy Award–winning Latin jazz great Paquito D’Rivera teams up with members of his ensemble to mentor young jazz musicians. Check out this video of his Carnegie Hall workshop a few years ago.
WATCH | CHAT: Carnegie Hall Archivist Gino shows some hidden treasures from Latin Jazz performances at Carnegie Hall, from the Newport Jazz Festival to Ella Fitzgerald's debut with Dizzy and Bird and the introduction of Bossa Nova and Afro-Cuban music on the New York mainstage.
READ | PHOTOS: Jazz—in its earliest form—was first heard at Carnegie Hall 100 years ago on May 2, 1912, when James Reese Europe and his Clef Club Orchestra presented a "Concert of Negro Music" to benefit the Music School Settlement.
READ: In 1972, Jazz legend George Wein temporarily relocated the Newport Jazz Festival from its Rhode Island home to New York City.
READ | WATCH: Allison is one of only a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound.
READ | PHOTOS: We're taking the opportunity to look back at this legendary musician's Carnegie Hall performances.
WATCH: View the videos and information from the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.
READ | PHOTOS: By the time he made his wartime Carnegie Hall debut on January 23, 1943, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was already a star.
READ | WATCH: Get to story on the live follow-up to one of the most successful jazz albums of all time by Stan Getz and João Gilberto.
READ | WATCH: Although its roots stretch back to World War II–era Havana, the Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon went global in 1997 with the release of the Ry Cooder–produced eponymous album.