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Global Music Icon Marc Anthony Joins Sofia Vergara's Animated Feature Comedy KOATI As Executive And Musical Producer and Marc Anthony, Milly Quezada, Rubén Blades & More Remember Johnny Pacheco

Global Music Icon Marc Anthony Joins Sofia Vergara's Animated Feature Comedy KOATI As Executive And Musical Producer and Marc Anthony, Milly Quezada, Rubén Blades & More Remember Johnny Pacheco. Last News:. Marc Anthony, Milly Quezada, Rubén Blades & More Remember Johnny Pacheco and Global Music Icon Marc Anthony Joins Sofia...
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Musician Johnny Pacheco, known as the ‘Godfather of Salsa,’ dies at 85

Johnny Pacheco, born in the Dominican Republic and known for mixing Latin music with American jazz to create a new phenomenon called salsa, has died at age 85. Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist remembers a life well lived. Available until 02/23/21. Appearing:Savannah Guthrie. Tags: Life Well Lived, music, pop culture, news,...
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Crescent City, Remembering Chick Corea & Johnny Pacheco, and David ‘Fathead’ Newman And George Harri

Night Train pays tribute to musician, composer, arranger, band leader and Fania Records co-founder Johnny Pacheco with guest appearances he made with jazz artists McCoy Tyner, Erroll Garner, Herbie Mann, Shirley Scott, and George Benson. We also remember Chick Corea with a selection from a recent reunion album he did with drummer Steve Gadd and with one of his compositions performed by Trio da Paz. Night Train also marks birthdays of Texas Tenor Buddy Tate, and trumpeter and NEA Jazz Master Joe Wilder; highlights new music from Eddie Henderson, Charlie Apicella, Hendrik Meurkens, and Monty Alexander; and continues the February New Orleans feature with music from Kermit Ruffins, James Andrews, and Poncho Sanchez.

Salsa Icon Johnny Pacheco Honored With Heartfelt Premio Lo Nuestro Tribute

"Without you, there wouldn't be salsa," Marc Anthony said to introduce the performance. Salsa icon Johnny Pacheco was honored with a heartfelt tribute by Gilberto Santa Rosa during Premio Lo Nuestro on Thursday (Feb. 18). The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter performed alongside José Alberto "El Canario" and Sergio George on the...

Jazz Caliente: Salsa and soul with Johnny Pacheco and the Fania All-Stars

Johnny Pacheco, one of the "Fathers of Salsa," died on Feb. 15. He was 85. Jazz Caliente remembers this influential and beloved Dominican musician who brought a cross-cultural phenomenon to the world. In 1964, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Johnny Pacheco and his friend Jerry Masucci started a tiny record label called...

Marc Anthony Honors Johnny Pacheco: 'He Was a Storyteller On and Offstage'

Marc Anthony remembers legendary bandleader, producer and multi-instrumentalist Johnny Pacheco, who in 1964 co-founded Fania Records, which became so influential that a Fania All-Stars concert sold out Yankee Stadium in 1973. He was one of the leading architects of salsa music and helped launch the careers of Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe and Ruben Blades. Pacheco died Feb. 15, at the age of 85.

Johnny Pacheco, ‘The Godfather of Salsa’ Dies at 85

Latin music icon, pioneer, and trailblazer Johnny Pacheco has sadly died due to complications of pneumonia on February 15, 2021, in New Jersey. Pacheco was the prolific musical talent, whose monumental professional musical career has spanned nearly seven decades, as a musician, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He is also known as the co-founder and musical director for Fania Records in 1963, alongside lawyer and promoter Jerry Masucci, to promote Latino music.

Johnny Pacheco, who helped bring salsa to the world, dies at 85

NEW YORK (NYT NEWS SERVICE).- Johnny Pacheco, the Dominican-born bandleader who co-founded the record label that turned salsa music into a worldwide sensation, died on Monday in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was 85. His wife, Maria Elena Pacheco, who is known as Cuqui, confirmed the death, at Holy Name Medical...

Dominican Artist Johnny Pacheco, the 'Godfather' of Salsa, Dies at 85

Salsa music has lost one of its greatest pillars, Johnny Pacheco, as he waves his goodbye at 85. ABC7 reported that the co-founder of Fania records had been hospitalized in New York City a few days earlier due to pneumonia. His wife, Maria Elena "Cuqui" Pacheco, also shared this news on the artist's Facebook account.

IN MEMORIAM: Johnny Pacheco – Godfather of Salsa

Juan Azarías Pacheco Knipping (25 March 1935 – 15 February 2021), known as Johnny Pacheco, was a Dominican-American musician, arranger, composer, bandleader, and record producer. He became one of the leading exponents of a new dance in the late 1950s called the pachanga, a blend of Cuban rhythms and merengue, which propelled him to worldwide notoriety, and had an important role in the evolution of Latin music.
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Johnny Pacheco, an idol in the world of salsa music, dies at age 85

Salsa idol Johnny Pacheco, who was a co-founder of Fania Records, Eddie Palmieri’s bandmate and backer of music stars such as Rubén Bladés, Willie Colón and Celia Cruz, died Monday. He was 85. He had been hospitalized in New York a few days earlier for pneumonia, his wife, Maria Elena...
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Johnny Pacheco, Influential Salsa Musician and Fania Records Co-Founder, Dies at 85

Johnny Pacheco, the Dominican Republic-born flautist-turned-bandleader and the co-founder of the influential Fania Records, the label that brought salsa to the global mainstream, died on Feb.15 in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was 85. A cause of death has yet to be revealed; Billboard, citing sources, reports that Pacheco had “been hospitalized for complications stemming from pneumonia.”

Johnny Pacheco, Salsa Trailblazer, Dead at 85

Johnny Pacheco, the influential salsa performer, songwriter, bandleader, and label head, died on February 15, according to NPR. He was 85. Born in the Dominican Republic, Pacheco immigrated to New York City with his family in the 1940s. He studied music in the city and eventually attended Juilliard for percussion, before playing percussion and flute in a number of Latin and salsa bands in the 1950s. He was following in the footsteps of his father, Azarías Pacheco, who had been bandleader of the Orquesta Santa Cecilia in the Dominican Republic. By the 1960s, Johnny Pacheco was leading his own band, Pacheco y su Charanga, and had become one of the leading ambassadors for the Cuban pachanga music. During that time, his band was the first Latin band to headline New York’s Apollo Theater.

Marc Anthony, Milly Quezada, Rubén Blades & More Remember Johnny Pacheco

Marc Anthony, Milly Quezada, Rubén Blades and more Latin artists honored salsa icon Johnny Pacheco on social media following the news of his death on Feb. 15. “You were there for me from day one,” Anthony tweeted. “Your sense of humor was contagious and I am forever grateful for your support, for the opportunity to be in your presence and for your amazing legacy.”