Music Department


Lehman College Jazz Festival 2013

Welcome to the The Fifth Annual
Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College

Wednesday-Friday, November 20-22, Lovenger Theatre

Streaming live at:


Featured Artist


Guest Clinician


Mike Mainieri


Dr. Kurt Gartner



(all times EST)

Wednesday, November 20

10 a.m. Performance - "Full Swing Ahead"
The Celia Cruz H.S. Latin/Jazz Ensemble
Ms. Peneope Smetters-Jacono, Director

11 a.m. Performance - The Mamaroneck H.S. Jazz Ensemble
Mr. Tim Hooker, Director

12 noon Panel Discussion - "Career Opportunities in Music"
Morris Lang, Aldo Mazza, Kurt Gartner, Alan Hollander, Allan Molnar

1 p.m. Performance - Curtis High School Jazz Band
Mr. Ray Scro, Director

2 p.m. Featured Performance - The Lehman College Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Allan Molnar
Robert Windbiel
Lee Marvin
William Rodriguez
Victor Rendon

3 p.m. Featured Performance - The Pacheco Festival Ensemble
Mr. Allan Molnar, Faculty Advisor

(L-R: Justin Roman, Ron Smith, Wonkyeong Kim, Alejandro Castro, Daegyue Kim, Sylvester Laing)

... with a special guest performance by Gail, our interactive "virtual" student musician.



Thursday, November 21

10 a.m. Featured Performance - Annette Aguilar and StringBeans

10:45 a.m. Performance - The Washington Heights Jazz Choir
Ms. Louise Rogers, Director

11:30 a.m. Performance - Brooklyn High School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble
Mr. John Scandone, Director

12:30 p.m. Performance - “Take the 4 Train”
The Celia Cruz H.S. Latin/Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles
Ms. Penelope Smetters-Jacono, and Ms. Lisa Gwasda, Directors

1:15 p.m. Performance - The Calhoun School Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Victor J. Lin, Director

2:15 p.m. Featured Performance - The University of Rhode Island Jazz Band
Mr. Mark Berney, Director

3:30 p.m. Performance - The Susan E. Wagner High School Jazz Ensemble
Mr. Paul Corn, Director

7:30 p.m. Guest Artist Performance - The Bronx Conexión Latin-Jazz Band
Victor Rendón, Director



Friday, November 22

10 a.m. Performance - Talent Unlimited HS Jazz Band
Dr. Daniel Burwasser, Director

11 a.m. Performance - Fordham High School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Janet Grice, Director

1 p.m. Featured Performance - Richard Boukas and Quarteto Moderno

(L -R: Lucas Pino, Gustavo Amarante, Richard Boukas, Mauricio Zottarelli)

2 p.m. Latin Music Performance/Workshop - TAG Young Scholars Latin Jazz Ensemble
Mr. Rick Faulkner, Director/Clinician

3 p.m. Jazz Improvisation Workshop/Performance
Mike Mainieri, Vibraphone

7:30 p.m. Guest Artist Performance - Culminating Event:
"An Evening with Mike Mainieri featuring the Lehman College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Allan Molnar, with special guest Kurt Gartner"




Distinguished Artists Recognition

Each year the Pacheco Festival recognizes world-class artists who have made significant contributions to the music profession, music education, and to the Lehman College Music Department. The 2013 Distinguished Artists Honorees are Mr. Mike Mainieri, and Dr. Bert Konowitz.




The Jazz Education Network
Virtual Artist Series

The Jazz Education Network
and The Lehman College Music Department Present:

The Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College, Bronx, NY
Live Web Stream

The Jazz Education Network Outreach Committee is proud to partner with Lehman College to bring great live music to students in the Dallas Public Schools and schools from around the world during their 2013 Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival. Thanks to Allan Molnar, Stewart Smith and their ALIVE Project (Accessible Live Internet Video Education) initiative, the Pacheco Festival and the JEN Outreach Project are helping to promote live listening and are developing new audiences. The 5th Annual Jazz Education Network Conference will be held Jan. 8-11, 2014 in Dallas, TX at the Hyatt Regency at Reunion ( Molnar and Smith have presented at four JEN
conferences and have been members since it’s inception in 2008.

- Mary Jo Papich, JEN Co-Founder


It is our pleasure to invite schools from across America and around the world to visit Lehman College, Bronx, NY via web stream for our 5th Annual “Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival.” We are proud to showcase the outstanding talent from schools here in New York and are very pleased to be doing so with the support of the Jazz Education Network. We hope you enjoy the music!

- Alan Hollander, Deputy Chair, Lehman Music Department
- Allan Molnar, Producer and Artistic Director, The Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College

The JEN Virtual Artist Series




The Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival - Allan Molnar, Artistic Director and Producer, and Alan Hollander, Executive Director - is a production of the Department of Music, Lehman College, CUNY, with support from the following Sponsors and Partners:




Lehman Jazz Festival 2013 Photo Gallery
(click photo for larger image)

Jazz Festival promotional poster
Jazz Festival promotional flyer








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