The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance, and developing new audiences.

JEN Virtual Artist Series

The Jazz Education Network Outreach Committee Presents: The JEN Virtual Artist Series, a live web stream of master classes and informative events.

Upcoming event:

2015 Pacheco Festival
November 18-20

Watch the Live Webstream:

Daytime Performances
Wednesday, Nov. 18th: 10 AM - 4 PM EST
Thursday, Nov. 19th: 11 AM - 4 PM EST
Friday Nov. 20th: 10 AM - 4 PM EST

Evening Performances
Thursday Nov. 19th: 7:30 PM EST
Friday Nov. 20th: 7:30 PM EST

The Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College is an annual event which provides performance and learning opportunities for talented young musicians who are studying music in New York City schools. The Pacheco Festival is committed to developing a world-wide audience via live Internet streaming and other forms of broadcast media. More than 250 student musicians perform at the festival each year.
Live Television and Webcast: The 2015 Pacheco Festival will be simulcast “live” on Bronxnet Television and via webcast.This event is also being presented as part of the Jazz Education Network Virtual Artist Series.
Be a part of the “LIVE” studio audience: The Pacheco Festival takes place in the Lovinger Theater at Lehman College, Bronx, New York. Admission is FREE and open to the public.

For more info contact: Allan Molnar, Pacheco Festival Artistic Director and Producer

The 2015 Pacheco Festival Schedule
(All listed times are EST)

Wednesday, November 18th
10 AM: Sophisticated Ladies
• Ms. Penelope Smetters-Jacono, Director

11 AM: The Mamaroneck High School Jazz Ensemble
• Mr. Tim Hooker, Director

12 Noon: Curtis High School Jazz Band
• Mr. Ray Scro, Director

1 PM: The Lehman College Faculty Jazz Ensemble
• Mr. Allan Molnar, Director

2 PM:  TAG Young Scholars Latin Jazz Ensemble
• Mr. Rick Faulkner, Director

3 PM: Guest Artist Performance
 The Bronx Conexión Latin-Jazz Band
• Mr. Victor Rendón, Director 2015
Pacheco Festival Distinguished Artists Recognition
 • Mr. Morris "Arnie" Lang 
• Mr. Ramon Rodriguez
Thursday, November 19th
10 AM: The Celia Cruz H.S. Jazz Ensemble: "Full Swing Ahead"
• Ms. Penelope Smetters-Jacono, Director
11 AM: The Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School Jazz Band
• Mr. Sergio Larios, Director

12 Noon: The Celia Cruz H.S. Jazz Ensemble: "Take the 4 Train"
• Ms. Penelope Smetters-Jacono, Director

1 PM: The Calhoun School Jazz Ensemble
• Dr. Victor J. Lin, Director

2 PM: The Jason Clotter Jazz Quintet
• Mr. Jason Clotter, Director

3 PM: The Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats
• Mr. Arturo O'Farrill, Mr. Jim Seeley and Mr. Zack O'Farrill, Directors

7:30 PM: Guest Artist Performance     

Paul Carlon and La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing

2015 Pacheco Festival Distinguished Artists Recognition
• Mr. Billy Strayhorn
Celebrating the Strayhorn Centennial
Friday, November 20th

10 AM: The WHEELS Fania Allstars, Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School
 • Mr. Graham Johnson and Mr. Jon Koenig, Directors

11 AM: Fordham High School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble
• Dr. Janet Grice, Director

12 Noon: Talent Unlimited HS Jazz Band
• Dr. Daniel Burwasser, Director

1 PM: The Susan E. Wagner High School Jazz Ensemble
• Mr. Paul Corn, Director

2 PM: Drum Clinic: "Drums and Percussion in Latin Music"
• Victor Rendón, Terry Silverlight, Kurt Gartner, Allan Molnar

3 PM: Career Session: "The Art of Making a Living in Music"
• Lou Marini, Terry Silverlight, Kurt Gartner, The Lehman College Faculty Jazz Quintet
7:30 PM: The Pacheco Festival Guest Artist Ensemble
Lou Marini: Saxophone, Larry Willis: Piano
Lee Marvin: Bass, Allan Molnar: Drums

2015 Pacheco Festival Distinguished Artists Recognition
• Mr. Lou Marini
• Mr. Larry Willis
8:00 PM: The Lehman College Jazz Ensemble
Mr. Allan Molnar, Director
With Special guests:
Lou Marini: Saxophone, Larry Willis: Piano
Kurt Gartner, Percussion
…. And featuring The Lehman College Guitar Ensemble

Mr. Robert Windbiel, Director
Dr. Kurt Gartner will provide a short critique of each student ensemble following their performance at the festival this year.
Festival Feedback:
Let us know if you watched the festival online with your class.
Please send us:
1) The name and location of your school
2) The grade level and number of students who watched the performance
3) Anything else you would like to share with us
All Comments are Welcome!

Watch the Live Webstream:

Past events:

2014 Pacheco Jazz Festival
2013 Pacheco Jazz Festival

Music for Jazz Vibraphone and Piano 

Clinicians: Jerry Tachoir, Vibraphone & Marlene Tachoir, Piano 

Latin Percussion Rhythm Section Techniques for the Latin Jazz Ensemble

Clinicians: Aldo Mazza & Victor Rendon

Project Coordinators: 

Allan Molnar, Lehman College Music Dept., JEN Virtual Outreach, The ALIVE Project (Accessible Live Internet Video Education)
Stewart Smith, St. John’s-Ravenscourt School, Winnipeg, Canada, The ALIVE Project
Mary Jo Papich, JEN Co-Founder/Past President

The live online performances in this series are presented free of charge courtesy of: 

JEN, Lehman College, Herb Alpert Foundation, Kosa, Innovative Percussion, LudwigMusser.