Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio



The Drake (44 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002)

**6:30pm doors, 7pm music**


Piano sensation puts a modern spin on traditional Cuban jazz


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” – Jorge Luis Pacheco. This fiery young talent from Havana is fast becoming a seasoned veteran, having performed at some of the most respected venues in the world. From Dizzy’s Club 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 at the legendary Apollo Theater for Herbie Hancock’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremonies. He has collaborated with greats like Wynton Marsalis, Arturo O’Farrill and Lenny White among others. Whether solo piano or with his quartet or trio, Pacheco is staking his energetic claim in the jazz world