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Itzam Pacheco was born in Mexico City on April 14th, 1984. His parents were pianists; musically educated since childhood. His musical studies began at the age of 15 years old at the Pacelli Institute in Puebla State (Mexico) under the direction of Bruno Fernandez Abreu. He continued his training at the National School of Music (ENM, UNAM) during 2000-2004 where he served as a member of various academic projects such as the Symphonic Band of the ENM-UNAM and Symphonic Band of the ESM-INBA under the direction of Ismael Campos, Heavy Brass Jazz Band directed by Antonio Cervin, and he creates the saxophone quartet "Adhara", just to name a few.
He continued his musical training under the guidance of great musicians such as Julio Cesar Diaz, "Remi" Alvarez, Roberto Benitez, Joe d'Etienne among others, which has earned him recognition as featured soloist and invited by the State Symphony Orchestra Puebla (OSEP) with soprano saxophone and the Marist Symphony Orchestra (OSM) with alto saxophone.
During 2006 – 2008, he was a part time saxophone teacher at the University of Science and Arts of Chiapas State (UNICACH) and in 2008 he won the audition for principal saxophone of the Woodwind Symphony Orchestra of the Mexican police organization "PFP". In September 2011, he was an invited arranger of the Cuenca Ecuador Symphony Orchestra for the program "Noche de Boleros y algo más" where he participated with 3 arrangements and that same year was an arranger and musical director of the play "La Ópera de a Barrio" of Erando Gonzales.
Since 2004, Itzam Pacheco plays baritone saxophone in the Joe d'Etienne Big Band with whom he recorded two albums, the first "What's the Rush" (2011) and the second "Live" from the Jazz Festival Riviera Maya 2012 (coming soon).
His talent and musical development have placed him alongside great popular musicians such as "Juan Gabriel" with whom he plays the baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone and flute since 2010 on big stages in Mexico, Central America and South America as well as in national and international tv shows. Also, Itzam Pacheco has played tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone and clarinet for "Lila Downs" during live shows and with whom he recorded the DVD "Pecados y Milagros", Grammy winner Sony Music production. He also has collaborated with "Guadalupe Pineda" with whom in 2012, he recorded the DVD "Guadalupe Pineda en Bellas Artes" playing the flute and alto saxophone, distributed by Sony Music. With "Margarita La Diosa de la Cumbia" he recorded the DVD "30 Años de Cumbia desde al Auditorio Nacional" playing the baritone saxophone (this production got a Platinum Award and it was nominated to a “Premios Oye” award). In 2010, he recorded the album "Ejercito de Paz" for "Panteón Rococó" band and plays the baritone saxophone in a massive concert to celebrate the fifteenth birthday of this group at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City. With "Kalimba" he recorded a video clip that was distributed in several countries in Latin America produced by Sony Music. Itzam Pacheco has collaborated also as musician for several artists such as: Arturo Castro, Albita, Mijares, Armando Manzanero, India, Diego Verdaguer, Amanda Miguel, Iraida Noriega, Elizabeth Meza, Ed Lorenz and Paco de Maria, as well as a musician for Gustavo Munguia, Adrian Uribe and Omar Chaparro shows, among others.
In 2012 he was invited and participated as saxophonist for Chris Hunter, Andy Martin and Eric Marienthal concerts (Mexico); and in February 2013, he formally joined the "Big Band Jazz de Mexico" with whom he eventually participated since 2009. From December 2011 to date, he works as Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute teacher at the "Child and Youth Orchestra, Tlalpan, DF" and from January 2013, he works saxophone and clarinet teacher at the "Child and Youth Orchestra Ixtapaluca, Edo de Mexico."
Itzam Pacheco has shared the stage on several occasions with renowned saxophonist Juan Alzate, most recently in Morelia Jazztival 2013 and he currently runs his own project named "Jazzssic" with which he has been invited to participate in festivals, universities and the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City.