Paquito D’Rivera Talks About His Friendship with Dizzy Gillespie

“It’s a jazz concert, so you never know what to expect! Anything goes!”

NEA Jazz Master saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Paquito D’Rivera connected with Jazz88 in anticipation of his performance, along with the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience, on Friday, June 23 for the 25th Twin Cities Jazz Festival. D’Rivera covered his love of Dizzy Gillespie’s music and his memories of playing and traveling with him.

Listen below, and catch Paquito D’Rivera and the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience on the Jazz88 Mainstage at 8:30 PM on Friday, June 23rd, to close out night one of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival:


This interview originally aired June 22, 2023 on The Afternoon Cruise.

This interview was mixed by Davide Raso. 


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