Paquito D’Rivera, iconic Cuban American virtuoso of the clarinet and saxophone, composer and fourteen-time Grammy winner in both jazz and classical categories brings his unique blend of a global sensitivity to the Jazz Forum. He is the winner of fourteen Grammy Awards, is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. His widespread and eclectic musical tastes include Afro-Cuban rhythms and melodies, influences encountered in his many travels, and back to his classical origins. Paquito D’Rivera’s discography includes over 30 solo albums and he is the first artist to win Latin Grammy Awards in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories. The Paquito D'Rivera Quintet consists of Peruvian bassist Oscar Stagnaro, Argentinean trumpeter Diego Urcola, American drummer Mark Walker, and pianist Alex Brown. Together, they were awarded the Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album for the album Live at the Blue Note. Catch the Paquito D'Rivera Quintet at the Jazz Forum on Friday Dec. 8th and Saturday Dec. 9th at 7&9 pm both nights!