CJF and New Generation Festival assemble eight of the best young jazz artists in the world today, under the direction of trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, in this one of a kind celebration of Harlem.
This tribute by some of the most outstanding musical voices of today's NYC jazz renaissance recreates the vibes of Minton's Playhouse, the Lafayette Theater, the Savoy Ballroom and beyond. Drawing on the rich musical past of Harlem, from Blues to Bebop headlining night reincarnates the iconic roots of artists like James P. Johnson, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, through to Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. The performance culminates in a specially-arranged commission for string orchestra.
Take a ride on this night of pit stops through Harlem's jazz history for a high-energy evening of blues and swing, express from Harlem to Florence.
Led by Dominick Farinacci, trumpet
Patrick Bartley Jr., saxophone/clarinet
Shenel Johns, vocals
Michela Marino Lerman, tap percussion
Jonathan Michel, bass
Mathis Picard, piano
Kyle Poole, drums
Christian Tamburr, vibes
Narration and spoken word by Orlando Watson
with originally commissioned composition and arrangement for orchestra by Steven Feifke
performed by Orchestra Senzaspine conducted by NGF’s Max Fane
Join us after the show for a late night jam session in the spirit of Norman' Granz’s Jazz at the Philharmonic, all in time for its 75th anniversary!