Paquito D’Rivera, Fareed Haque, & Juan Pastor @ Constellation, Chicago

ILCC presents: Paquito D’Rivera, Fareed Haque, & Juan Pastor

Monday, May 22, 2023


Chicago, IL

Show: 7:30PM

ILCC presents: Paquito D’Rivera, Fareed Haque, & Juan Pastor

Mon May 22

Show: 7:30PM



Event Details

7:30pm show, 7:00pm doors.

The International Latino Cultural Center presents:
A special evening with NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera, Fareed Haque and Juan Pastor
Special guests Chinchano will open

Paquito D’Rivera has won a combined 11 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards (5 Grammy and 9 Latin Grammys). He is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. In 1999, and in celebration of its 500-year history, the Universidad de Alcala de Henares presented Paquito with a special award recognizing his contribution to the arts, his humane qualities, and his defense of rights and liberties of artists around the world. The National Endowment for the Arts website affirms “he has become the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and Mozart.”

Photo credit: Geandy Pavon

Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation. Haque has toured and recorded with Joe Zawinul, Billy Cobham, Dave Holland, Paquito D’Rivera, Sting, Zakir Hussain, Bob James, Joe Henderson and many others. Haque has released numerous albums as a leader, and is the recipient of numerous accolades and awards including Best World Guitarist, Guitar Player Magazine 2009, 2004 Acoustic Album of the Year, 2007 Independent Music Award, and Best New World Music Group in Chicago Reader Poll 2020.

Drummer/percussionist and composer Juan Pastor finds himself caught between two homes: his native Lima, Peru, and the city where he has lived for the past 13 years, Chicago. As a result, both his original compositions and the sound of his ensemble, Chinchano, draw life from deep sources – Peru’s enchantingly diverse culture, history, landscapes, and folk music, and the language of North American Jazz.



♪ “Best World Guitarist”
– Guitar Player Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards 2009

♪ “Classical and jazz, East and West, the future and the past, the brain and the booty all come together
in glorious harmony via his fleet fingers and freewheeling spirit.”
– Guitar Player Magazine

♪ “A finely honed classical technique and a deep well of experience in pop music makes Haque a singular figure in music.”
– Chicago Tribune

♪ “A jazz-fusion and classical player known for stunning guitarmanship.”
– Vintage Guitar Magazine

Since 2011, Haque has returned to his first loves, jazz guitar and classical guitar. He has been busy performing and recording with his trio featuring legendary B3 virtuoso Tony Monaco, his own trio and jazz quartet, as well as his larger world music group the Flat Earth Ensemble.

Recent releases include the critically acclaimed Out of Nowhere featuring drummer Billy Hart and bassist George Mraz, The Flat Earth Ensemble’s latest release Trance Hypothesis, and The Tony Monaco/Fareed Haque release Furry Slippers that reached the top 10 in Jazz Radio Airplay.

In addition, Fareed has performed at the Chicago, Detroit, and Java Jazz festivals and was featured as part of the Made in Chicago Series performing with his numerous groups at Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago. He also performed and arranged numerous classical programs as 2013 artist-in-residence for The Chicago Latin Music Festival, was featured on WBEZ, as well as WFMT’s Fiesta! radio programs, and has recorded his arrangement of Piazzolla’s 5 Tango SensationsEl Alevin by Eduardo Angulo, and Leo Brouwer’s Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet with the critically acclaimed Kaia String Quartet. Haque continues to tour and record extensively along with documenting his unique teaching methods in a series of bestselling interactive video courses through TrueFire.

In 2016, Haque was invited to perform at the Indianapolis Jazz Festival Tribute to Wes Montgomery along with Peter Bernstein, Bobby Broom, Henry Johnson, Will Mathews, Russell Malone, Pat Martino, and Dave Stryker. He was also a visiting scholar at Western Michigan University. Recent projects include artistic directorship of numerous jazz festivals, performances with Tony Monaco, Paquito D’Rivera, Vijay Iyer, pundit Vikku Vinacrayam, long-anticipated reunion concerts with Garaj Mahal, concerts in India, a return to Java Jazz, and concerts and teaching in China.

In 2017, Mr. Haque released The Bridge with virtuoso Chilean bassist Christian Galvez and renowned Indian percussionist Selva Ganesh. Haque has also rekindled his duo with Goran Ivanovic. Performances include Canadian Guitar Festival, Winters Jazz Fest NYC, Lotus Music Fest, and many others. Haque has joined drum legend Billy Cobham as a member of his Crosswinds Ensemble featuring Haque on guitars, Randy Brecker on Trumpet, and Paul Hansen on sax and bassoon.

Haque’s most recent release New Latin American Music for Guitar and String Quartet, was picked by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune as one of the top releases of 2018. In addition, the release was chosen as Downbeat Magazine Editor’s Pick in 2018.

2019 was a busy year, as Haque retired after 30 years at Northern Illinois University to accommodate extended tours with Cobham, Goran Ivanovic, and his own groups. Highlights include The Montreux Jazz Festival with Cobham, and appearances with his own groups at The Bluenote Beijing, Louisville, and Minneapolis Guitar Festivals among others.

Born in 1963 to a Pakistani father and Chilean mother, Fareed’s extensive travels and especially long stays in Spain, France, Iran, Pakistan, and Chile exposed Haque to different kinds of music from a very early age. While this natural eclecticism has become a hallmark of Haque’s music, it was repeated visits to Von Freeman’s Chicago jam sessions that gave Haque a grounding in the Chicago blues and jazz traditions. The 1981 recipient of North Texas State University’s Jazz Guitar Scholarship, Haque spent a year studying with renowned jazz guitarist and pedagogue Jack Peterson. Fareed’s growing interest in the classical guitar led him to transfer to Northwestern University, where he completed his studies in classical guitar under David Buch, John Holmquist, and Anne Waller.

Part of the Out Back Summer Sessions 2021 Series
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Volcano Radar ft. Paquito D’Rivera – Paquito Libre

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Volcano Radar ft. Paquito D’Rivera – Paquito Libre
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“Paquito D’Rivera is both as free and as embedded as can be with Volcano Radar, the explosive, expansive, radiant electro-acoustic ensemble, co-led by multi-instrumentalist Elbio Barilari and guitarist/synthesist Julia A. Miller. Keyboardist Darwin Noguera, bassist Rollo Radford and drummer Ernie Adams collaborate in the creation of vivid and mysteriously improvised soundscapes,” writes jazz critic Howard Mandel. Volcano Radar’s soundscapes have been described as: noise-funk, post-jazz, avant-rock, experimental improvisation, jazz-electronica and neo-psychedelia. On their Delmark debut, Volcano Radar and Paquito D’Rivera as you never heard him before, surf together through uncharted waters. Notes by Howard Mandel enclosed.

  1. Paquito Libre 7:14
  2. East Pole, West Pole 6:59
  3. Afterimages 7:24
  4. The Quark and the Jaguar 6:20
  5. Writing in the Sand 4:54
  6. Mental Tango 5:17
  7. Just Before Midnight 6:08

Paquito D’Rivera – clarinet, alto sax
Elbio Barilari – electric viola, electric guitar, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, bass clarinet, bandoneon, Fender Rhodes, electric bass, birimbao, electronics
Julia A. Miller – guitar synth, electric guitar, electric bass
Darwin Noguera – piano, Hammond B3 organ, keyboards
Rollo Radford – electric bass
Ernie Adams – drums, percussion

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