Songs EP (2017)
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 - the Jazz Capital of the World 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 ceremonies presented to living legend Herbie Hancock. Whether solo piano or with his quartet, Pacheco is staking his claim in the jazz world.
Having collaborated with Wynton Marsalis and Arturo O’Farrill, this young talent expresses charisma, exciting energy and respect in his ‘live’ performances. Monty Alexander exclaims Pacheco “defies genre.”
Pacheco is a virtuoso pianist, composer, arranger, percussionist and vocalist. He plays Cuban jazz, traditional Cuban music and original documentary scores. A new piano symphony he scored entitled “Andino” was inspired by the music of South America.
Cab Calloway’s daughter, Cabella Calloway, heard him perform and was so enthralled that she became his producer. Pacheco’s new album (recorded in the Cuba) which became a reality with Calloway’s sponsorship, is scheduled to be released early in 2018.
A tour is being planned to launch Pacheco’s new album “Con El Pache Me Voy”.
Dates will be announced soon.
Out now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and more!