Paquito D'Rivera to Lead Worksop, Concert for Young Jazz Musicians, 5/12-16
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. During the concert, the young musicians will perform music composed by D'Rivera and other Latin jazz works alongside D'Rivera himself, Stagnaro, and other members of the Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble including pianist Alex Brown, percussionist Pernell Satuemino, trumpeter Diego Urcola, and drummer Mark Walker. See below for program information.
The 23 young musicians selected for the workshop range in age from 18 to 35 and come from across the US, as well as Spain, Brazil, Panama, Peru, Trinidad, Taiwan, and Ecuador. They are currently studying in or have studied at some of the top music schools in the country including Berklee College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of North Texas.
Leading up to the workshop, young musicians worldwide will have the opportunity to submit questions for a workshop interview with Paquito D'Rivera through Carnegie Hall's online community, Musical Exchange. Following the live workshop, young musicians 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.