Paquito D'Rivera Papers, 1989-2000
NMAH.AC.0891
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0891
Creators:
D'Rivera, Paquito, 1948-
Dates:
1988-2000
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
The collection consists of three music manuscripts created by Paquito D'Rivera, Cuban-born musician and composer and a photograph.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of three music manuscripts created by D'Rivera including A Song of Peace commissioned by the New York Festival of Songs for its annual concert series in 2000. Annie Colina wrote the lyrics for this song. There are also two other music manuscripts including I Remember Diz written by D'Rivera for Dizzy Gillespie shortly after his death. A photograph of D'Rivera's birthday celebration with Dizzy Gillespie in 1988 can also be found among these materials. The materials are arranged in chronological order.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged in three folders.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Paquito D'Rivera, born in 1948, is a Cuban musician and composer of both jazz and classical music. He plays both the clarinet and the alto saxophone. In his teen years, D'Rivera became a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, directing the group for two years. At the same time, he played both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. D'Rivera was also a founding member and co-director of the musical group Irakere, a band that played a mixture of jazz, rock, classical and traditional Cuban music. In 1980, he sought asylum in Spain at the United States Embassy. He moved to New York and played with Dizzy Gillespie's last big band. D'Rivera has won several Grammy awards, including Best Latin Jazz Album in 2003 and 2008 and best classical album at the Latin Grammy awards in 2003 and 2005. In addition, D'Rivera was nominated for Grammy awards in 1979 and 1980. He received the National Medal for the Arts in 2005 and was named one of the 2005 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters.
D'Rivera is also a composer of music. In 2007, he received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition. He also received the 2007-2008 appointment as Composer-in-Residence at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. D'Rivera's compositions reflect his widespread musical interests combining Afro-Cuban rhythms and melodies with classical origins.

Administration
Processing Information note
Processed by Sarah Allan (volunteer), supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, 2008.
Separated Materials note
The Museum's Division of Culture and the Arts holds artifacts related to this collection including a Panama hat, white tuxedo, and D'Rivera's first clarinet. See accession number: 2005.3048.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Allan (volunteer); supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Paquito D'Rivera donated the collection to the Archives Center in 2005.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Conditions Governing Use note
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Preferred Citation note
Paquito D'Rivera Music Manuscripts and Photograph, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Related Archival Materials note
The collection complements materials in the Latino Music Collection, Tito Puente Papers, Chico O'Farrill Papers, Mongo Santamaria Papers and Dizzy Gillespie Collection.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Jazz Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz musicians--United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts--Music--20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music--20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musicians--United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs--Black-and-white photoprints--Silver gelatin--1980-2000 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu