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The 2017 Pacheco Festival Schedule

(All listed times are EST)

Special Events and Evening Performances

Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 1 pm and 7 pm

Featured Performance: Holding the Torch for Liberty
(a Jazz musical about the fight for women’s suffrage)
by Eli Yamin and Clifford Carlson (produced by Jazz Power Initiative)
Lisa Gwasda, Director; Eli Yamin, Musical Director/ Pianist
Featuring students from The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music

Thursday Evening, Nov. 16 at 7:30 pm

Featured Performances: Latin Jazz Ensembles

  • The Paul Carlon Trio
  • Los Mas Valientes
  • Musical Director: Jessica Valiente

Friday Evening, Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm

Grand Finale Performance

  • The Lehman College Jazz Ensemble: Allan Molnar, Director
    Guest Artists: Jim Mair, Saxophone, Aldo Mazza, Percussion
  • The Lehman College Guitar Ensemble: Robert Windbiel, Director
  • The Higher Level Band: Anthony Puentes, Director

Jazz Ensemble Daytime Performance Sessions

Wednesday, November 15/17

  • 10 AM: The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Jazz Band: The Jazz Standards Band
    Ms. Penelope Jacono, Director
  • 11 AM: The Mamaroneck HS Jazz Band
    Mr. Tim Hooker, Director
  • 12 Noon: Lunch
  • 12:30 PM: The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Jazz Band: Take The “4” Trian
    Ms. Penelope Jacono, Director
  • 1:30 PM: The TAG Young Scholars Latin Jazz Ensemble
    Mr. Rick Faulkner, Director
  • 2:30 PM: Workshop sessions for festival participants and guests
    Clinicians: Jim Mair, woodwinds; Mike Fahn, Brass; Aldo Mazza, Percus-sion and Rhythm Section

Thursday, November 16/17

  • 10 AM: The Lehman College Jazz Ensemble; Jim Mair, Guest Artist
    Mr. Allan Molnar, Director
  • 11 AM: The Calhoun School Faculty Jazz Ensemble
    Dr. Victor J. Lin, Director
  • 12 Noon: Lunch
  • 12:30 PM: The Curtis High School Jazz Band
    Mr. Ray Scro, Director
  • 1:30 PM: The Calhoun School Jazz Ensemble
    Dr. Victor J. Lin, Director
  • 2:30 PM: Workshop sessions for festival participants and guests
    Clinicians: Jim Mair, Improvisation; Aldo Mazza, Percussion and Rhythm Section

Friday, November 17/17

  • 10 AM: The WHEELS Fania Allstars
    Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School
    Mr. Graham Johnson, Director
  • 11 AM: The Lehman College Guitar Ensemble
    Mr. Robert Windbiel, Director
  • The Higher Level Band
    Mr. Anthony Puentes, Director
  • 12 Noon: Lunch
  • 12:30 PM: The Talent Unlimited HS Jazz Band
    Dr. Daniel Burwasser, Director
  • 1:30 PM: The Susan E. Wagner High School Jazz Ensemble
    Mr. Paul Corn, Director
  • 2:30 PM: Workshop sessions for festival participants and guests
    Clinicians: Jim Mair, woodwinds; Wally Barrett, Brass; Aldo Mazza, Per-cussion and Rhythm Section

Mr. Jim Mair will provide a short critique of each student ensemble follow-ing their performance at the festival this year.