Friday, Aug. 28 – 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 GA / $10 student
This will be an intimate setting with the audience seated on the stage with the artists. All seats provided, lawn chairs not necessary.
Jimmy Greene’s debut recording for Mack Avenue, “Beautiful Life,” is a celebration of the life of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, whose life was tragically taken on Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He fulfills that mandate with an intense, cohesive, genre-spanning program, juxtaposing the hardcore instrumental jazz for which he is best known with traditional spirituals, contemporary Christian music, standard ballads and three original songs framing his own lyrics. The Jimmy Greene Quartet performs regularly in jazz venues, festivals and clubs worldwide, including venues in New York, Moscow, Rome, Paris, Israel, Uruguay and Brazil. In addition to his recordings and appearances as a leader, Greene appears on 75 albums as a sideman, and has toured and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick Jr., Avishai Cohen, Kenny Barron, Lewis Nash, Steve Turre, the New Jazz Composers Octet and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, among many others. As a member of Harrell’s quintet, Greene was featured on CBS’s benchmark news magazine, “60 Minutes.” As a member of Harry Connick Jr.’s Big Band, Greene is a featured soloist on two DVD releases, “Harry for the Holidays” and “Only You.” He was featured as a soloist on Connick’s 2003 holiday special aired on NBC, in addition to NBC’s “Today Show” and BBC’s “Parkinson Show.”
Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has been recently credited the title Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis, working to further integrate jazz into communities around the world. Launching his career in Japan with a prolific run of eight albums, later releasing two more globally, touring with his band around the world. Music icon Quincy Jones says of Dominick’s accomplishments: “This kid is 360 degrees!” and he is a recipient of the International New Star Award.
A career in television as a post-production editor would come first for Generet. Years after Generet found himself pursuing his love for music. Taking on the theme of romance, Generet has re-imagined the Standard, adding his own unique styling and vocal flexibility. Gregory went on to perform sold out performances and in 2014 he began working with Jazz at Lincoln Centre Doha (Qatar) where he has been performing as a Special Guest with the Dominick Farinacci Quintet. Critic Stephen Holden of the New York Times says of Gregory, “A voice that’s so sultry you might get burned.”