Friday, October 29 at 7:30pm
Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
221 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423
The term “legend” can get tossed around, but it clearly belongs to D’Rivera. The winner of 14 Grammy Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. The Cuban-born musician made his debut at the age of 10, and by 17 was a featured soloist with the Cuban National Symphony. He was a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Modena and the ground-breaking Irakere which combined jazz, rock, classical, and traditional Cuban music. His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums in which the multi-instrumentalist, best known for his saxophone and clarinet work, explores a range of jazz genres and classical music.