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Jazz Cruise with Paquito D'Rivera

From January 17 to January 24 Letters to Yeyito author Paquito D'Rivera will be on Holland America's Jazz Cruise, which presents the most impressive lineup of straight ahead jazz musicians and vocalists in the world today. Over a hundred internationally recognized players come together each year and perform as Performing Groups, All Stars and our very own Big Band. Each musician performs 4 times during the cruise and almost every performance is two hours in length. Besides traditional configurations and formats, The Jazz Cruise is able to present many of its top musicians in unique settings and performance groupings. Take a moment to review our amazing lineup of jazz stars.

Launching her maiden voyage in July of 2008, Eurodam marks Holland America Line’s new Signature-class ships. Eurodam furthers the evolution of our sophisticated mid-sized ships with 11 passenger decks, a new topside Pan-Asian restaurant and lounge surrounded by panoramic views, an Explorer’s Lounge bar, a new Italian restaurant adjacent to the Lido, elegant luxury jewelry boutique, new atrium bar area, an enhanced and reconfigured show lounge and a new photographic and imaging center. 

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When: January 17–January 24, 2016

Letters to Yeyito: Lessons from a Life in Music

by Paquito D'Rivera

Translated from the Spanish by Rosario Moreno

A captivating memoir from one of jazz's most beloved practitioners, fourteen-time Grammy winner Paquito D’Rivera’s Letters to Yeyito is a fascinating tour of a life lived in music, and a useful guidebook for aspiring artists everywhere.

Book Details

Paperback List Price: $15.99 • ISBN: 9781632060198 • Publication: 11/10/15 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 240 pages • Memoir: Music / Jazz Musicians / Cuban • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632060648

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