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.
Dominick Farinacci, trumpet
Shenel Johns, vocals
Patrick Bartley, saxophone
Christian Tamburr, percussion
Michela Marino Lerman, tap dance
Kyle Poole, drums
Russell Hall, bass
Mathis Picard, piano
Steven Feifke, arrangement