Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with NEA Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera

By Paulette Beete
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NEA Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera with his friend Martina Arroyo, an NEA Opera Honoree. Photo by Michael Stewart

Did you know that 2005 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and National Medal of Arts honoree Paquito D'Rivera was a child prodigy? He started playing professionally in Cuba when he was just 6 years old! Learn more about the Grammy Award-winning prolific composer and master artist here.

Nominate someone to be an NEA Jazz Master by October 30, 2020. Find the award guidelines and application portal here.