Paquito D’Rivera

Lazaro Alvarez

Paquito D’Rivera, the winner of fourteen Grammy Awards, is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. Letters to Yeyito: Lessons from a Life in Music (Restless Books; $15.95) is a fascinating tour of D’Rivera’s six-decade-long journey in the arts and a useful guidebook for aspiring artists everywhere. Join Stavans and D’Rivera in a free-flowing, thought-provoking conversation on improvisation and the lasting power of classics in music and literature.