Born: December 18, 1984 Primary Instrument: Piano
One of the most renowned young musicians from the new generation of jazz and the piano in Cuba. Pacheco is the winner of the first prize at the International Competition of Young jazz musicians (JoJazz 2007). He is a pianist, percussionist, composer and musical director.
A graduate of piano and percussion. He was a professor at the Conservatory Symphonic Timpani William Thomas. He is currently completing his 5th year studying composition at the Institute of Superior Arts in Havana where he is pursuing his masters degree.
Pacheco has shared the stage with great musicians like Bobby Carcasess, Javier Zalba, Orlando Sanchez, Haydee Milanes, Pablo Milanes, Aldo Lopez Gavilan, Harold Lopez Nusa, Rui López Nusa, Amadito Valdes, Joaquín Betancourt, Tete Caturla, (both members of the Buena Vista Social Club) Tony Perez, Alexander Abreu, Ali Jackson, Orlando Maraca Valle, Miguel Zenon, Rolando Luna, Robert Sund and Stanley Clark, among others.
He composes works for solo piano, string orchestras as well as percussion and piano concerto for piano as well as symphony orchestras.
He has participated in concerts and festivals in Cuba, Germany, Spain, Italy, Barbados, Brazil, Canada and Switzerland. In 2009, competing with 114 contestants from Europe, Asia, America and the United States, Pacheco was among the sixteen finalists in the International Jazz Competition in Montreux, Switzerland.
Bobby Carcases has called Pacheco Flying hands ... beyond full technical mastery, Pacheco tohas natural talent as well as a sense of total dedication to musical interpretation, despite his youth.
In addition to performing and directing his own quartet. He has participated in numerous musical productions with important musicians such as Bobby Carcaces, Jasek Manzano, Orchestra Jazz Band directed by Joaquín Betancourt, Andy Montanes, Tete Caturla, Dagoberto Gonzalez, Rui López Nusa, among others.
In October 2010, he was invited by the world-famous Wynton Marsalis and Chucho Valdés to guest star with the Jazz Orchestra at Lincoln Center in New York during their presentations at the Mella Theater of Havana, receiving rave reviews from audiences and press.
He is currently in final production stage of his first album Pacheco's Blue in which he plays the title for two pianos with Chucho Valdés, who is also the producer of the album.
Awards:Pacheco is the winner of the first prize at the International Competition of Young jazz musicians (JoJazz 2007).
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