Friday, May 20th & Saturday, May 21st: Famed Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci
May 20 @ 8:00 am – May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci graduated from the first jazz program offered by The Juilliard School, and proceeded to launch his career with a prolific run of eight albums. Farinacci was named the very first Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis, working to further integrate music into communities around the world in culturally collaborative ways. In 2006 Farinacci was featured at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on Dee Dee Bridgewater‘s JazzSet for NPR, as well as at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. He has performed in more than 120 cities in 14 countries around the world, was a featured guest on ABC’s Good Morning America, and is a TED Speaker.
Music icon Quincy Jones says of Dominick’s accomplishments in performance, recording, education & advocacy, “This kid is 360 degrees!”
Dominick has been successful in his personal endeavors, which involve bringing music into the community through Arts and Wellness & Education. He was invited by TED to be a TED Speaker at the 2014 TED MED conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He is a featured performer for the Cleveland Clinic in both Ohio and Abu Dhabi, and organized the very first jazz performance for patients in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic and the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation. His educational reach recently expanded to the GCC, in schools such as Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar Music Academy, the American School of Doha among others.
His most recent recording “Short Stories” is produced by four-time Grammy Award winning producer Tommy LiPuma. This was Tommy & Dominick’s first collaboration, and was recorded in their hometown of Cleveland at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts. Dominick is signed to Mack Avenue Records.