Rapidly Rising Trumpet Master leads International All-Star Ensemble live at Nighttown!
Featuring: Dominick Farinacci-trumpet, Julien Labro-accordion, EJ Parker-acoustic bass, Lawrence Leathers-drums, & TBA.
Dominick Farinacci recently released his Mack Avenue Records debut, "Short Stories" -- a compelling suite of music with a repertoire that spans genres and generations united by the trumpeter/composer's soulful conception. Bringing together songs from Tom Waits, Horace Silver, Dianne Reeves and the Gipsy Kings as well as original compositions, Farinacci has managed to create his own musical universe, aided by musicians of the highest caliber. All of the songs have a narrative that any listener can relate to.
Farinacci had already achieved enough stature by his mid-teens that Wynton Marsalis offered to help him set his sights on coming to New York, and by 2001, Farinacci was one of only four trumpeters in the world to be selected as the inaugural students in The Juilliard School's first jazz curriculum.
Life itself has many different sorts of mentorship built into it. A life in the arts can't exist without these kinds of relationships, and Short Stories is the fruit of the coming together of two kindred spirits, Farinacci and LiPuma, from the same home town (Cleveland, Ohio), separated by just under half a century in age. What unites them is a clear, moern aesthetic vision that combines the highest musical standards with a desire to be agents of change.
Amazingly, Farinacci found time during his Middle East years to also play an integral role in the conception and build out of Cuyahoga Community College's Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts.
Boundary breaking and eclectic, the Julien Labro escapes easy classification with his unique musical language and blend of improvisation and artistry that draws from his diverse background and musical roots. Inspired by music from around the world and across a myriad of genres, spanning jazz, classical, world and even folk music, Julien has crafted a refreshingly genre-bending, multilayered contemporary voice, rich with harmony, rhythm, and spontaneity that sets him indescribably apart.