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Lehman College Jazz Festival 2011

(Please click here for information about the 2012 Jazz Festival)

Third Annual Lehman College Jazz Festival:
"The Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College"

Lehman Jazz Festival 2011 Photo Gallery
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The Pacheco Festival Quintet on location at MS 244 New School for Leadership and Arts, with host teacher Uma Karkala (third from left) and faculty advisor Allan Molnar (second from right).

The Pacheco Festival Quintet with faculty advisor Allan Molnar (far right) and Terry Silverlight (via videoconference) at Pre-Jazz Festival workshop/ master class.
Celia Cruz High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble - Lisa Gwasda, Director. Lehman College student Alejandro Castro (guitar) participates in a workshop with Gerard Hagen (piano), Allan Molnar (drums), Lee Marvin (bass), and Leslie Lewis (voice).
Participants in the vocal Jazz workshop. Leslie Lewis and the Gerard Hagen Quartet.
Left to right: Gerard Hagen (piano), Leslie Lewis (voice), Terry Silverlight (drums), Lee Marvin (bass), Allan Molnar (vibraphone).

The Terry Silverlight Band.
Left to right: Barry Miles (piano), David Mann (saxophone), Terry Silverlight (drums), Will Lee (bass).

Members of the Lehman Jazz Festival production staff.
Members of the Pacheco Festival Jazz Quintet: Alejandro Castro (guitar), Alex Strong (vibraphone). Curtis High School Jazz Ensemble - Ray Scro, Director
Curtis High School Jazz Ensemble - Ray Scro, Director  

Distinguished Guest Artist and Lifetime Achievement Recognition Award recipient, Andy Gonzalez. Members of the Zacchai Curtis Quartet.
The Lehman College Jazz Band - Armando Rodriguez, Director. Members of the Lehman College Jazz Band.
Left to right: special guest Bob Stewart, Al Brooks, Hugh Glover, Karl Watson (partially obscured), Armando Rodriguez.
The Pacheco Festival Jazz Quintet.
Left to right: Alejandro Castro (guitar), Nicole Davis (trumpet & flugel horn), Jeff Moy (drums), Dennis Paulino (bass).
Not pictured: Alex Strong (vibraphone).
The Pacheco Festival Jazz Quintet.
Left to right: Nicole Davis (trumpet & flugel horn), Jeff Moy (drums), Dennis Paulino (bass), Alex Strong (vibraphone).
Not pictured: Alejandro Castro (guitar).
"The Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College" was recorded for broadcast by Bronxnet. Husband and wife performers Gerard Hagen and Leslie Lewis.
Leslie Lewis sings, backed by Terry Silverlight (drums), and Lee Marvin (bass). Dr. Larry Riddley receves his Distinguished Artist Recognition Award from Allan Molnar, Creative Director/ Producer of the Lehman Jazz Festival, and Alan Hollander, Deputy Chair of the Lehman Music Department.
Terry Silverlight (drums) and Will Lee (bass). Many of the performers.

Covering all the "basses."
Left to right: bassists Lynn Christie, Lee Marvin, Larry Ridley, Will Lee, Dennis Paulino.

Lehman Jazz Festival collage.
Jazz Festival promotional poster. Jazz Festival promotional flyer.



Jazz Festival concluded, will air on Bronxnet!

Lehman's Third Annual Jazz Festival: The Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College ran from Wednesday, November 16 to Friday, November 18. Many middle and high school Jazz and Latin ensembles from around the region performed during the daytime sessions, with special guest performances on Thursday and Friday evenings by Leslie Lewis and Gerard Hagen, The Terry Silverlight Band, The Pacheco Festival Jazz Quintet, The Curtis High School Jazz Band, The Zaccai Curtis Quartet, and The Lehman College Jazz Band. Distinguished Artist Recognition awards for lifelong contributions to Jazz and Latin music were given to Larry Ridley, Frank Foster (posthumous), Johnny Pacheco, and Andy Gonzalez.

The evening concerts were video recorded by Bronxnet, and will be broadcast Winter 2011/12!

Please click here to visit the Lehman Jazz Festival Facebook page.


Jazz Festival Schedule:

Featured Artists:
The Terry Silverlight Band featuring Barry Miles, Will Lee and David Mann;
Leslie Lewis featuring The Gerard Hagen Quartet with Allan Molnar, Lee Marvin and Terry Silverlight;
Zaccai Curtis Quartet featuring Andy Gonzalez;
and the Lehman College Jazz Band

Student ensembles:
Bronx Lab School Jazz Ensemble;
Bronx Science High School Jazz Band;
Brooklyn High School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble;
Celia Cruz High School Jazz Band;
Celia Cruz High School Latin Band;
Celia Cruz High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble;
Curtis High School Jazz Band;
The Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School Jazz Band;
Fordham High School for the Arts Latin Jazz Ensemble;
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble;
High School for Contemporary Arts Ensemble;
The St. John’s-Ravenscourt Senior Jazz Ensemble;
The Susan E. Wagner High School Jazz Ensemble;
TAG Young Scholars Latin Jazz Ensemble;
811 X Band;
and the Pacheco Festival Jazz Quintet featuring students from Lehman College, Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, Bronx Science High School

Workshops/ Clinics:
Afro Cuban Influences in Jazz;
Vocal Jazz Improvisation;
Contemporary Composition and Jazz;
Jazz Education and Technology


Jazz Festival "sneak peak" event a rousing success!

Technology and Making a Living in the Music Industry
A lecture-recital with special guest speaker via video conferenceTerry Silverlight, and a performance by the Pacheco Festival Jazz Quintet.


The Lehman Jazz Festival Facebook Page

The Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College now has its own Facebook page. Visit Lehman Jazz Festival and click "Like" to show your support and get updates on the event as they happen. With your support, we can make this our best year yet!


Jazz Festival named for Johnny Pacheco

festivalThe Third Annual Lehman Jazz Festival will officially be called The Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College. A prolific musician, Mr. Pacheco has received nine Grammy nominations, ten Gold records, and numerous other awards, including the Bobby Capo Lifetime Achievement Award, the Dominican Republic's Presidential Medal of Honor, and the First International Dominican Artist Award from the Casandra Awards. In Spring 2011, he received an honorary Doctorate from Lehman College.

Admission is free and open to the public. Please click here to visit Johnny Pacheco's website.






Last modified: Sep 27, 2012

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