Lehman College Jazz Festival
Third Annual Lehman College Jazz Festival:
"The Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College"
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:
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
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
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
The 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.
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Second Annual Lehman College Jazz Festival
The Second Annual Lehman College Jazz Festival took place in the Lovinger Theater from Wednesday, November 17 through Friday, November 19, 2010. A special Thursday night concert featured the Celia Cruz High School Jazz Band under the direction of Lehman alumna Uma Karkala, with guest vocalist Leslie Lewis, Gerard Hagen on piano, Allan Molnar on vibraphone, Larry Ridley on bass, and Terry Silverlight on drums. On Friday night, the Lehman Jazz Band performed with guest artists the Capitol Bones Jazz Ensemble. Throughout the festival, New York-area high school ensembles were judged via videoconference from Kansas and Hong Kong.
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Last modified: Jan 14, 2012