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The 2016 Pacheco Festival Schedule

(All listed times are EST)

Wednesday, November 16th

  • 10 AM: The Wheels Fania Allstars (Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School)
                  • Mr. Graham Johnson and Mr. Jon Koenig, Directors
  • 11 AM: The City College Jazz Ensemble
                     • Mr. Mike Holober, Director
  • 12 Noon: The 3rd Bell
                    • Mr. Lee Marvin, Director
  • 1 - 1:30 PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30 PM: The Lehman College Faculty Jazz Ensemble
                    • Mr. Allan Molnar, Director
  • 2:30 PM:  TAG Young Scholars Latin Jazz Ensemble
                     • Mr. Rick Faulkner, Director
  • 3:30 PM: Guest Artist Performance
                The Bronx Conexión Latin-Jazz Band

                     • Mr. Victor Rendón, Director

 

Thursday, November 17th

  • 10 AM: The Mamaroneck HS Jazz Band
                       • Mr. Tim Hooker, Director
  • 11 AM: Talent Unlimited HS Jazz Band
                         • Dr. Daniel Burwasser, Director
  • 12 Noon: The Celia Cruz H.S. Jazz Ensemble: "Take the 4 Train"
                         • Ms. Penelope Smetters-Jacono, Director
  • 1 - 1:30 PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30 PM: The Brooklyn High School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble
                          • Mr. John Scandone, Director
  • 2:30 PM: The Kansas State University Latin Jazz Ensemble
                     (via Skype from Manhattan, Kansas)
                           • Dr. Kurt Gartner, Director
  • 3:15 PM: Duo Clavis (Vibraphone/Piano Duo from Brazil)
                           • Marcello Casagrande and Mateus Gonsales

7:30 PM: Guest Artist Performance     

Duo Clavis (Vibraphone/Piano Duo from Brazil)                       

                  • Marcello Casagrande and Mateus Gonsales

The Chembo Corniel Quintet

2016 Pacheco Festival Distinguished Artists Recognition

              • Chembo Corniel
      

Friday, November 18th

  • 10 AM: The WHEELS Fania Allstars
                Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School
                      • Mr. Graham Johnson and Mr. Jon Koenig, Directors
  • 11 AM: LaGuardia Community College Small Ensemble
                      • Mr. Tom Demsey, Director
  •  12 Noon:Fordham High School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble
                     • Dr. Janet Grice, Director
  • 1 PM: The Calhoun School Jazz Ensemble
                     • Dr. Victor J. Lin, Director
  • 2 PM: Drum Clinic: "Drums and Percussion in Jazz"
                • Mike Mainieri, Aldo Mazza, Nathan Childers, Lee Marvin, Allan Molnar
  • 3 PM: Career Session: "The Art of Making a Living in Music"
                • Mike Mainieri, Aldo Mazza, Nathan Childers, Allan Molnar, and Guests

7:30 PM: The Lehman College Jazz Ensemble

                      Mr. Allan Molnar, Director

With Special guests: Mike Mainieri, Vibraphone

                                  Alejandro Aviles, Saxophone

                                  Nathan Childers, Saxophone

And Featuring: The Lehman College Guitar Ensemble
                                    Mr. Robert Windbiel, Director

Mr. Alejandro Avilies, Mr. Walter Barrett, or Mr. Nathan Childers will provide a short critique of each student ensemble following their performance at the festival this year.

Special Saturday Session (November 19)
12 Noon - 6PM: Pacheco Festival/KoSA International Percussion Workshops Collaboration:

The KoSA New York Day of Percussion
• Mr. Aldo Mazza, KoSA Artistic Director
Guest Artists: Aldo Mazza, Mike Clark, Marcus Santos, Morris “Arnie” Lang, Jonathan Haas, The Lehman College Jazz Ensemble,
Celia Cruz Bronx HS of Music Percussion Students and Special Guests
All festival events are free and open to the public.