“Jazz Legends of Tomorrow”
Sunday June 26
VIP Benefit tickets, which provide premier seating and a Music Lovers Reception, are also available and can be purchased by calling 216-987-4868
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is pleased to present a benefit concert featuring young musicians of today on their journey to becoming tomorrow’s jazz legends. Cleveland’s own Dominick Farinacci and his New York band, with Aaron Diehl (2011 winner of the American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship), bassist Yasushi Nakamura, drummer Lawrence Leathers, and vocalist Charenee Wade (second runner up at the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition), will take center stage Sunday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at the Hanna Theatre at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland.
They will be joined by Loren Schoenberg, the Executive Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, as well as students and faculty from the Jazz Studies Program at Tri-C.
The concert will feature samplings of music from the William Savory Collection – acetates of the pioneering jazz instrumentalists and vocalists from the 1930s and 40s, now housed at the National Jazz Museum of Harlem. The acetates are rare recordings of live performances by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and others, all in their youth. Because it will be a few years before fans will have access to these recordings, the opportunity to “listen in” on select material at the Hanna Theatre is a unique experience. “I’m thrilled to be coming to Cleveland with these bright young musicians and to share this rare collection of recordings of our jazz heroes”, says Schoenberg. “The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is honored to be the guardian of these exquisite gems.”
The “Jazz Legends of Tomorrow” will serve as the public announcement of the new “Young Visiting Artists Program” as well as a showcase for the quality jazz education programs at Tri-C. “I’m looking forward to sharing my young band with students in Cleveland,” says Farinacci. “I received such wonderful mentoring at Tri-C that I want to give back and make sure that kids get the same experience I had.”
Partnerships with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem as well as Berklee College of Music demonstrate the significance of the Tri-C Center for Creative Arts as a serious place for the study of Jazz in the Midwest.
Tickets are $25 for general admission seating and can be purchased by calling 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353, or by visiting Playhouse Square ticketing.
VIP Benefit tickets, which provide premier seating and a Music Lovers Reception, are also available and can be purchased by calling 216-987-4868.
This benefit concert is supported as a growing commitment to jazz education and the development of world-class musicians in Northeast Ohio.
“Jazz Legends of Tomorrow”