The pre-recorded performance recognizes the artistry and perpetual
influence of Brown, a rising star trumpet player who died at age
25 in a 1956 automobile accident. It is part of a three-day
celebration of Brown at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Acclaimed trumpeter Dominick Farinacci
— an international recording artist who also serves as director
of the Tri-C JazzFest Academy — will perform new music that was
inspired by some of Brown’s most iconic solos during the
Farinacci will be joined by acclaimed pianists
Aaron Diehl and Dan Tepfer. The session will also feature young
musicians from Spirit of the Groove, the premier student
ensemble from the
“Our collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center really endorses our
mission to bring world-class jazz to our community,” said
Terri Pontremoli, director of Tri-C JazzFest.
Farinacci’s path to jazz stardom began in his hometown of Solon and
the classrooms of Tri-C. He has released multiple albums, toured
the world and become a leading advocate for music education. In
2012, he was named the first Global Ambassador to Jazz at
Diehl and Tepfer joined Farinacci in Cleveland to record the
performance at Tri-C’s Gill and
Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts at Metropolitan Campus.
While in town, the pianists conducted a master class for Tri-C
“Aaron and Dan are organic and spontaneous players with strong
backgrounds in jazz and classical music,” Farinacci said. “I’m
excited about what we have created together for these masterful
solos celebrating Clifford Brown.”
Tri-C JazzFest is rooted in a mission to educate and nurture the
future of jazz. Events throughout the year connect students of
all ages with the musical art form. Many programs are free to
expand community access to the performing arts.
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