D’Rivera, Paquito [Francisco Jesús Rivera Figueras ]
- Jairo Moreno
(b Havana, Cuba, June 4, 1948). American alto saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, of Cuban birth. A child prodigy, D’Rivera was groomed by his father, Tito, a classical saxophonist who taught him soprano and alto saxophone. In 1954–7 he began performing, making stage, radio, and television appearances. From ...