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Jumpstart Jazz is in full swing at NMSU this weekend

Nov 12, 2021

If you love jazz, this is the weekend to jump in. The Jumpstart Jazz Festival is already in full swing at New Mexico State University, featuring several guest and local artists, including saxophonist Owen Broder, trumpet legend Bobby Shew, retired NMSU trumpet professor Pancho Romero, drummer Ricky Malachi, tuba player Jim Shearer, vocalist Sarah Daughtrey, and many others.

Pancho Romero: A Life in Music

Oct 30, 2013
Leora Zeitlin

Dr. Pancho Romero comes from a long tradition of music-making and music education in his extended family, going back at least three generations. As the trumpet professor at New Mexico State University, the lead trumpet player in the Las Cruces Symphony, and the director of the NMSU Jazz Ensembles, he devotes his life to playing and teaching all kinds of music.