Wed 3/14 @ 7PM
Jazz trumpet player Dominick Farinacci began his ascent as part of Tri-C’s noted high school jazz program. That’s where he met jazz superstar Wynton Marsalis who helped him join the first class in jazz studied at Juilliard, and off he went.
Since then he’s settled in New York, built a following in Japan with numerous CD releases there, and spent two years in the Middle East — in Qatar and Abu Dhabi — as a global ambassador for Jazz at Lincoln Center. He’s also worked with the Cleveland Clinic on wellness programs. His latest album, 2016’s Short Stories, was a collaboration with an ex-Clevelander of another generation, producer Tommy LiPuma, who died a year ago at the age of 80.
Farinacci still manages to come back to play frequently for the hometown group in many different configurations. This time, he’s coming back to his old stomping grounds, Nighttown, to pair up with busy local jazz scene veteran Joe Hunter on piano.
Tickets are $20.