JAZZ@TheFalcon: AUGUST 2016


August 7

Dominick Farinacci

Dominick Farinacci/Trumpet, Adam Birnbaum/Piano, Josh Hari/Bass, Quincy Phillips/Drums and Keita Ogawa/Percussion

"This kid is 360 degrees!" - Quincy Jones

Wynton Marsalis recently gave trumpeter, humanitarian, and music education advocate, Dominick Farinacci, the title "Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center". After graduating from Juilliard in 2005, Dominick launched his career in Japan and is a featured performer for the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and Abu Dhabi, taking part in the first jazz performance for patients in Abu Dhabi.

His tenth album, Short Stories, is his debut record with the famed Mack Avenue label, produced by four-time Grammy Award-winning legend Tommy LiPuma.

Because music and health go hand in hand, he has organized discussions around patient-doctor communication through music with Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the youth outreach initiative at the Tommy Lipuma Creative Center for the Arts in Cleveland and regularly works with non-profit groups.

In 2006 Farinacci was featured at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC on Dee Dee Bridgewater's JazzSet for NPR, as well as at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. He was a member of "Miles to Miles", a band led by Jason Miles, and featured on various recordings produced by Jason Miles: What's Going On: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, and 2 Grover With Love: a Tribute to Grover Washington Jr.

In 2008 Farinacci debuted his own band at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Detroit International Jazz Festival, and the Tri-C JazzFest. Dominick has performed and recorded with saxophonist Joe Lovano, opened for British rock stars Jamie Cullum and Jeff Beck at the O2 in London, and performed at Severance Hall with the Cleveland Orchestra.

Dinner & Drinks from 5:30 Opening Acts at 7:00 Main Acts at 8:00


August 10

Jazz Sessions at The Falcon Underground

The Falcon Underground's monthly JAZZ SESSIONS invites players to sign up and sit in!
with world renowed jazz artists at our intimate pub & taproom, one floor down from our world class live music stage. Stay posted for some extraordinary line-ups!

Tonight Features: Host Joe Carrozza/Drums, Don Miller/Bass, Peter Tomlinson/Piano

Joe Carozza/Drums

Joe Carozza has been performing throughout the US for 30 years, playing Jazz, Blues, Big Band and Show Band. He has performed with Pete Yellen, Billy Drews, Eddie Bert, James Williams, Joshua Breakstone, Bill Crow, Armond Denelian, Turk Mauro, Nick Brignola, Eric Persons, Hugh Brody, Gary Burton, Francesca Tanksley, John Esposito, Pete Levin, Lee Shaw, Ed Diehl, Ira Coleman, Cameron Brown, Tony Marino, Walter Booker, Rich Syracuse, Doug Weiss, Antonio Hart, Mark Turner and Sam Newsome among others.
Joe lead his trio with Peter Tomlison and Tom Charlap and was a member of Steve Raleigh's Quartet. With his latest trio, he releases the new recording, "Crossing The Hudson". Joe continues to run "JCs DRUM SCHOOL" and freelance throughout the Hudson Valley.

Peter Tomlinson/Piano
In demand as a leader and sideman for small jazz combos, Peter Tomlinson has recorded with notable musicians and as a leader. He has worked with Ron Carter, Hubert Laws, Laurel Masse, jazz tap legend Honi Coles, Sheila Jordan and singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant. As an educator, Peter has been an adjunct professor at Western Connecticut, an associate professor of jazz piano at Vassar College and is on the music faculty of Poughkeepsie Day School.

Dinner & Drinks from 5:30 Opening Acts at 7:00 Main Acts at 8:00


August 14

The Sketchy Orkestra

Misha Piatigorsky breaks out — magnifying his kaleidoscopic musical vision of voices, and allowing us to experience this extraordinary composer's mind at work.

"Who are we? Who the hell knows. We don't fit into a box with a label. We are an experience..."

A brainchild of pianist and composer Misha Piatigorsky, The Sketchy Orkestra is a "fusion of 14 different things". Combining the rails of classical music with jazz, hip-hop, rock, Balkan, and soul, they are a "chalice of modernism with the stew-pot of soul".
For Orkestra members, music is a religious and spiritual experience, to take your breath away and tell an honest story.

Misha Piatigorsky
Hailed by the Boston Globe as an artist who "beautifully merges the worlds of serious jazz and pop", Misha's blend of powerful melodies with unusual harmonic sensitivity gives his sound a personal yet cosmopolitan dimension, reflecting his experience as a Russian-Jewish émigré growing up in urban America. The great nephew of legendary cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, with international upbringing followed by international acclaim, he works in New York City to advance the modern jazz sound beyond the standards.

No Resevations! Bar & Gastro-Pub Open: Wednesday Sessions 5:30.
Fridays 4:00. Saturdays & Sundays 12:00.
With 4:00-5:00pm Happy Hours


August 21

Rebecca Martin

Lage Lund/Guitar, Larry Grenadier/Bass, Dan Rieser/Drums

Rebecca Martin has recorded a number of fine albums, most notably with jazz drummer Paul Motian. Ms. Martin accompanies herself on acoustic guitar and enlists top-flight musicians. Applying Motian's less-is-more ethic with her album "The Growing Season", created an enthusiastic response!

"...warm, unguarded voice, an instrument of modesty and forbearance..."
- The New York Times

The album's success led to Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album at the Independent Music Awards and to headlining shows at the Village Vanguard NYC, making Martin the first singer-songwriter to perform at the jazz club in more than 30 years.

Rebecca's subsequent recordings have been released to critical acclaim, as has her collaboration, Tillery, with singer/songwriters Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens. Rebecca has been a big part of the evolution of the Falcon. It is always an honor to have her in the house.

"Martin's drive towards a more spacious sound yields deeply compelling results on TWAIN, whose title refers to an old English definition of the word as a synonym for the number two. On such melodically arresting, emotionally vivid new tunes, Martin sings with a quietly commanding intensity that lends immediacy to her lyrical insights. Meanwhile, her distinctive reading of the Duke Ellington classic "Sophisticated Lady" once again demonstrates the uncanny interpretive skills that she previously revealed
on a pair of much-celebrated standards albums."

Dinner & Drinks from 5:30 Opening Acts at 7:00 Main Acts at 8:00


August 26
Club d'Elf with John Medeski
"Club d'Elf sounds like the lovechild of Pink Floyd and George Clinton, dropped in Marrakesh...some deeply psychedelic music." - Marlon Bishop, WNYC

"Crushed between the borders of Morocco, jam band land and the kingdom of avant-garde jazz lies Club d'Elf...James Brown-meets-Sun-Ra." - Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

Club d'Elf is an ever-shifting group of musicians fiercely dedicated to "the groove", revolving around the foundation of bassist/leader Mike Rivard. Consisting of some of the most sought-after players from the jazz, DJ, rock & world music scenes of Boston & NYC and beyond, each show features a different line-up, informed as much by sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's ideas of shifting reality and parallel universes as by Miles Davis & Fela Kuti. The band draws inspiration from many sources, including neo-psychedelic avatar Terence McKenna and avant comedy show Mr Show.

The music draws from a startlingly wide spectrum of styles, including jazz, hip hop, electronica, avant garde, prog-rock and dub. Under the tutelage of member Brahim Fribgane, the band absorbed Moroccan trance influences such as gnawa and Berber music from the High Atlas mountains. Trance forms the core of the Club d'Elf aesthetic, unifying all genres the band has absorbed.

The band's bi-weekly residency at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA has become the stuff of legend, and over the course of it's 18 year history d'Elf has toured the US and internationally.

The band's CD, Electric Moroccoland/So Belowdrew glowing reviews from PRI's The World, Voice Of America, and Afropop Worldwide, for its bold synthesis of traditional Moroccan music and electronic, dubbed-out funk, rising to #1 on the Relix chart. Club d'Elf made its South American debut, performing at Ecuador Jazz 2016.

John Medeski (Piano/Keyboards)
John Medeski, of the genre-defying trio Medeski Martin & Wood, has garnered fans across the musical spectrum. Building upon jazz roots, electronics and rhythmic grooves, he has broken out of the traditional jazz sphere and shared the bill with groups such as The Roots, Beck, A Tribe Called Quest, Ray Charles, and Phish, appearing in venues unavailable to jazz artists. Medeski’s recording credits include John Zorn, Iggy Pop, T Bone Burnett, Ray Lamontagne, Dan The Automator and k.d. Lang. Medeski has produced The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, pedal steel guitar group The Campbell Brothers, and two records for The Wood Brothers.

Dinner & Drinks from 5:30 Opening Acts at 7:00 Main Acts at 8:00


August 27

International Orange

David Phelps and Todd Isler

International Orange is the brainchild of New York City veteran musicians and longtime friends Todd Isler and David Phelps. Gaku Takanashi provides melodic bass, and Dan Stein’s keys round out IO’s evolving personality.

The members of IO have a wide, genre-crossing resume, from Phish bassist Mike Gordon and John Medeski to Abdoulaye Debate and Francis

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