Jorge Luis Pacheco

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

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Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

Friday, March 18, 8pm

With Special Guest drummer/percussionist Otto Santana Selis

Tickets:  $25 members / $30 nonmembers


Cuba has long shared its great cultural riches with the world, including some of the most incredible pianists on the planet. A fresh new face has emerged and is making waves with his ‘flying hands’ and a unique style that presents a new voice in jazz. Hailing from Havana, Cuba – Jorge Luis Pacheco is fast becoming a seasoned veteran, having performed at some of the most respected venues in the world. From Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York to the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Pacheco wowed the crowd at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Festival and gained notoriety at the legendary Apollo Theater for the Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony honoring Herbie Hancock.


Having collaborated with Wynton Marsalis and Arturo O’Farrill, this young talent expresses charisma and exciting energy in his live performances. Pacheco is a virtuoso pianist, composer, arranger, percussionist, and vocalist and Monty Alexander exclaims he “defies genre.”


Winner of the 2007 JoJazz Award in Havana Pacheco is also the winner of the “Audience Award” and the “Jury Award” at the Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition, Switzerland in July 2014 . In 2017 Pacheco also won the award for the best performance and soloist in the Jazz Competition “Made in New York” in New York City with one of his compositions and aditionally he has a Master’s Degree in Composition from the Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana (ISA).Pacheco is a virtuoso pianist, composer, arranger, percussionist and vocalist.  His music is a confluence of Cuban jazz, American jazz, and classical music with a measure of contemporary pop to keep things up to date. 

Percussionist Otto Santana Selis, a Higher Institute of Arts graduate, has played with artists such as César López and the Habana Ensemble, Amadito Valdés and Band, Jose María Vitier, Isaac Delgado, and Habana Sax. Performances have taken him to prestigious stages around the world, including Lincoln Center in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, Mexico Auditorium in Mexico City and various festivals in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.  He also contributed to the soundtrack for Benicio del Toro ‘s Hollywood film 7 Days in Havana .


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