Awards include two Grammys, one in 2004 with Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, for "Land Of The Sun,' and the other in 2001 with Paquito D'Rivera, for "Paquito D'Rivera Quintet Live @ The Blue Note." In addition, Oriente received ASCAP plus USA awards for composing from 2000 – 2011, and in Cuba, the EGREM award for two recordings of his compositions: in 1988, with Afrocuba for "Eclipse de Sol,"and also in 1988, with Silvio Rodriguez and Afrocuba for "Causas Y Azares."
GRAMMY - USA
2004 with Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubalcaba "Land Of The Sun"
2001 with Paquito D'Rivera "Paquito D'Rivera Quintet Live @ The Blue Note"
ASCAP plus USA
2000 - 2011
EGREM - Cuba
1988 with Afrocuba "Eclipse de Sol"
1988 with Silvio Rodriguez and Afrocuba "Causas Y Azares