Rising Trumpet Star leads All-Star Group live at Nighttown!
Featuring: Dominick Farinacci-trumpet, Shenel Johns-vocals, Christian Tamburr-vibes & piano, Jamey Haddad-percussion, & more!
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.
Following up a sold-out Cleveland debut, vocalist Shenel Johns brings together jazz, blues and gospel in her own unique way. Influenced by greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone & Nancy Wilson, Shenel has been a featured artist at Jazz at Lincoln Center NYC, festivals throughout Russia and in Doha, Qatar with Dominick Farinacci.
Pianist and vibraphonist Christian Tamburr worked as musical director for Julio Iglesias, Cirque du Soleil and Penn & Teller in Las Vegas. His newest album “People Talk” topped the national jazz charts for two months, culminating in several national and international tours. He currently travels as CEO and lead presenter for Sonic Leadership, bringing unique musically inspired presentations on leadership and training to companies around the world.
Cleveland native Jamey Haddad is one of the most influential percussionists of our time. He tours with Paul Simon, Sting and Yo-Yo Ma, is the Artistic Director for Cleveland Orchestra’s “Friday’s at 7,” currently teaches at Oberlin Conservatory, and was voted “#1 World Percussionist” by Drum Magazine. Jamey is also the recipient of the 2010 Cleveland Arts Prize.