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Monty Alexander & Dominick Farinacci
Friday, April 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
One event on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Songbook Watch Party announces a new live-stream concert presented on International Jazz Day, Friday, April 30, 2021. This concert will be broadcast from the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts, and is co-presented by Tri-C Jazz Fest Cleveland and international artist-led music collective 23Arts LIVE. Showtimes are 2:30 pm EST & 7:30 pm EST to accommodate U.S. and international audiences, with additional viewing times throughout the weekend. The show will also include a post-concert talk with Monty and Dominick, hosted by Director of Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, Terri Pontremoli.
Dominick Farinacci –Trumpet & Bandleader
Trumpeter Dominick 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. He graduated from The Juilliard School in 2005 launching his career in Japan with a prolific run of eight albums, later releasing four more globally. 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!”
Monty Alexander – Pianist
Nearly sixty years after he moved to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica, his hometown, Grammy nominated legendary pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. A perennial favorite at Jazz Festivals and venues worldwide and at the Montreux Jazz Festival where he has performed and headlined concerts 23 times since 1976, his spirited conception is one informed by the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition, as Alexander accurately states, “to build up the heat and kick up a storm.”