Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci went from being a talented kid in Tri-C’s high school jazz program to an international career, based out of New York, that’s found him with beachheads in Japan and the Middle East. But he still finds time to come home and play regularly, as well as engage with up-and-coming northeast Ohio musicians, taking the admonition “Don’t be a stranger” seriously.
He’s a regular at Nighttown, and now that the restaurant/bar/music venue is closed for the foreseeable future, he’s put together a series of concerts called Songbook Watch Party, featuring special musical guests. Each features performances and interviews with jazz artists from around the globe.
On Wednesday April 15 @ 8pm, he’ll present accordionist/composer Michael Ward-Bergeman, who has performed with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project and roots music group Groanbox. On Saturday April 18 & Sunday April 19 @ noon, Dohar-based Emoción, a quintet which features members from five different countries, will perform music which combines jazz and classical roots with Latin and South American music, French chanson, poetry and video projections.
Finally on Wednesday April 22, he’ll be bringing on two Cleveland musicians: vocalist Evelyn Wright and pianist David Thomas, performing jazz, pop and R&B selections.
Tickets to watch each hour-long show are $15. Find a full schedule and register here.