Paquito D’Rivera: Latin Jazz Workshop
March 14–19, 2007
 

Grammy Award winner Paquito D’Rivera leads a Latin jazz workshop with members of his quintet and special guests.

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About Paquito D’Rivera
Requirements
Tuition, Housing, and Travel
Application
Application Form
Application Deadline
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About Paquito D’Rivera
Grammy Award winner Paquito D’Rivera leads a Latin jazz workshop with special guest coaches, percussionist Pernell Saturnino, basist Oscar Stagnaro, drummer Mark Walker, pianist Alon Yavnai, and trumpeter-trombonist Diego Urcola. A big band of 18 musicians will be formed and will focus on arrangements representing different Latin traditions. The final performance will take place in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on March 19.

World-renowned clarinet and saxophone player Paquito D’Rivera began his career playing with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra and leading the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna and Irakere. D’Riverais also an accomplished composer. He was commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic to write a flute concerto, which Maestro Leonard Slatkin conducted at the Kennedy Center, and Yo-Yo Ma’s recording of three of D’Rivera’s chamber pieces garnered a Grammy Award. D’Rivera made Grammy history of his own by winning in both the Classical and Latin Jazz categories for, respectively, Stravinsky’s Historia del Soldado and Brazilian Dreams. Other honors and awards include the 2005 NEA Jazz Masters Award, the National Medal of the Arts, and a doctorate honoris causa from the Berklee School of Music. His memoirs, My Sax Life, was published by Northwestern University Press in 2005.

Requirements
Applications will be accepted for piano; bass; guitar; drums; percussion; alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones (reeds should double clarinet or flute); trumpet; and trombone. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30.

Tuition, Housing, and Travel
There is no tuition for the workshop. For participants from outside the greater metropolitan New York area, travel and shared-room accommodations will be arranged and paid for by Carnegie Hall.

Application
Please complete the application form and return it with the following:
  • A current résumé including, teachers, master classes, performing experience, education/training, festivals, and awards.

  • Two letters of recommendation from present or former music teachers or from musicians of high standing. Letters may be sent separately from the application either by mail or e-mail to PTW@weilmusicinstitute.org but must be marked clearly with the workshop name and the applicant’s name on the front of the envelope or in the subject line of the e-mail.

  • Unedited audition recording including each of the following:
    • Latin composition (Afro-Cuban, samba, tango, bossa nova, etc.)
    • Jazz standard
    • Original composition or personal favorite (preferably in a Latin style)

    The recording should reflect the applicant’s interest in the workshop by demonstrating his or her experience performing these types of music.

  • A non-refundable application fee of $40. Payment may be made by check, money order in US dolars, or credit card. Make check or money order payable to The Carnegie Hall Corporation. A credit card form is available online at weillmusicinstitute.org/workshops.



Application Form
 Paquito D’Rivera Application Form (920 KB PDF)

Application Deadline
All materials must be received by Carnegie Hall no later than Friday, December 1, 2006. Applicants will be informed of their workshop status on or about January 20.

Other Information
All workshop participants must be available March 14–­19, including evenings.