[Entertainment News\Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival]
Allan Molnar music lecturer at Lehman College: “Johnny Pacheco and this year’s special guest, Eganam Segbefia, have lived and worked in the Bronx, making it fitting for Lehman to host this festival. We are proud to be part of the rich cultural life here in the Bronx, while also supporting music education in the Bronx and beyond.”
Trumpeter Eganam Segbefia, above, who launched his career by playing at Grand Central Station during rush hour, will be a special guest at Lehman College’s 11th annual Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival.
The Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival started in 2010 as a way to showcase budding musicians. The festival, named after Latin music pioneer Johnny Pacheco, offers performance and learning opportunities for talented young musicians studying music in New York City schools. Approximately 250 middle school, high school and college music students participate in the festival each year.
“Year after year, this festival features exceptional musicians, hard-working students and the vibrant Bronx community in a celebration of the Latin and jazz music genres,” said Allan Molnar, a music lecturer at Lehman College and the festival’s producer and artistic director. “Johnny Pacheco and this year’s special guest, Eganam Segbefia, have lived and worked in the Bronx, making it fitting for Lehman to host this festival. We are proud to be part of the rich cultural life here in the Bronx, while also supporting music education in the Bronx and beyond.”
The Pacheco Festival takes place in the Lovinger Theatre at Lehman College. Admission is free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Pacheco Festival brings Latin music and jazz to an international audience by making its livestream (lehman.edu/jazzfeststream) available to school audiences worldwide for all daytime and evening performances. The evening performances of the 2019 Pacheco Festival will also be simulcast live on Bronxnet Television.
Student Jazz and Latin Jazz Ensembles
*Wednesday, Nov. 13: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
*Thursday, Nov. 14: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Friday, Nov. 15: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2:15 p.m.:“The New Jazz Standard: Gender Equality in Jazz”: A panel discussion featuring Eganam Segbefia and students and faculty of the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music. Moderators: Victoria Smith, Dania Miguel.
Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
• The Victor Lin Trio Featuring Daniel Stein and Andrew Latona
Director: Victor Lin, Director of Jazz Studies, Calhoun School
• The Pacheco Festival Latin Jazz Ensemble
Director: Allan Molnar, Jazz Lecturer, Lehman College
Featuring Lehman Music Faculty and Alumni, Festival Directors, Clinicians and Special Guests.
Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Grand Finale Performance
•The Lehman College Jazz Ensemble
Guest Artist: Eganam Segbefia, Trumpet
Allan Molnar, Director
• The Lehman College Guitar Ensemble
Robert Windbiel, Director
The Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival program is supported in part by a grant from The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. For more information about the festival, visit lehman.edu/jazzfest.
For more information about Lehman College, visit: www.lehman.edu