January 22, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Valentine Concert LOVE NOTES starring Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci & Vocalist Veronica Swift
Internationally acclaimed jazz composer and trumpeter Dominick Farinacci invites us to celebrate togetherness, as we remain apart.
“…(Veronica’s) command and improbably mature delivery have made her a cause célèbre among fans of traditional jazz.” – New York Times
“(Dominick) is 360 degrees!” – Quincy Jones
Dominick Farinacci invites you to join him this Valentine’s Day, as he presents a new live-streamed concert, Love Notes. The performance will feature one of the most exciting young vocalists on the New York City jazz scene, Veronica Swift. This one-night-only concert, broadcast from the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts and presented in partnership with Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, will celebrate the music of love, friendship, and admiration. Love Notes will be presented on February 14, 2021, at 7:30pm (EST). Tickets and viewing information can be found at SongbookWatchParty.com.
“Just like a love note conveys our sentiments of togetherness and unity from afar, this Valentine’s Day concert is an opportunity to celebrate togetherness while apart, and to bring comfort and joy through the music to those who may be alone or isolated on this special day,” Farinacci notes.
“We are honored to share the stage with the incredible Veronica Swift. She possesses an incredible style and the unique gifts to tell a musical story that will be perfect for Love Notes.” Farinacci and Swift most recently performed together at the New Generation Festival in Florence, Italy in August 2020.
The concert will be performed without a live audience, employing socially distanced staging, personal protective gear, and safety protocols in place to help protect the staff, crew, and musicians.
Viewers can choose from a variety of different streaming passes, including individual, family, all-access party passes, and a special Virtual Host sponsorship. Love Notes also offers add-on interactive elements to the concert experience, including a virtual meet-and-greet with Dominick and Veronica, the option to request song dedications and specially curated Valentine’s Day themed party gifts to enjoy during the performance. All audience members will also have the opportunity to share their stories about love, friendship and admiration to be woven into the evening’s patter and song choices.
Bandleader Farinacci has lined up a versatile and exciting group of musicians for Love Notes:
Dominick Farinacci, trumpet / bandleader
Veronica Swift, special guest vocalist
Evelyn Wright, vocal
Jonathan Thomas, piano
Aidan Plank, bass
Jim Rupp, drums
The live-streamed concert is an exclusive ticketed event and live-streaming passes must be purchased in advance to participate and view. The concert will be presented on the SongBookWatchParty.com website and can be displayed on mobile phones, tablets, and cast to your television or other display devices with Airplay, Chromecast, or other video sharing systems. This concert is not on Zoom and does not require live interaction or video sharing.
About Dominick Farinacci
Trumpeter and Mack Avenue Recording artist, Dominick Farinacci graduated from The Juilliard School in 2005, launching his career in Japan with a prolific run of eight albums, later releasing four more globally. He has performed in more than 120 cities in 14 countries around the world and was featured on ABC’s Good Morning America. He gave a TED Talk in 2014 at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and has served as Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center in Qatar from 2013-2015, working to further integrate music into communities around the world in culturally collaborative ways.
Dominick has been successful in bringing music into new communities through Arts and Wellness and Education. He created Modern Warrior LIVE with US Army Veteran Jaymes Poling, a theatrical touring production that works to heighten awareness around PTSD and the potential for growth through traumatic experiences. MWL has recently been showcased at Amazon Headquarters and at the National Council for Behavioral Health. Dominick has been a leading advocate in music and educational development and is the Director of the Tri-C JazzFest Academy, a pre-college jazz program at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio.
About Veronica Swift
At age 26, New York City-based vocalist and Mack Avenue Recording Artist Veronica Swift has become one of the world’s most sought-after jazz talents. She has toured and performed on numerous occasions with Chris Botti, Michael Feinstein, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, has appeared at legendary festivals (Montreal, Monterey, Umbria) and jazz clubs (Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz Showcase, Blue Note). The New York Times says of Veronica, “…Her startling command and improbably mature delivery have made her a cause célèbre among fans of traditional jazz and landed her on stages with some of the music’s finest improvisers.”
In 2018, Veronica signed a deal with Mack Avenue Recordings and released her 2019 album “Confessions” with them. In addition to singing bebop and Great American Songbook classics, Veronica is also a passionate devotee of the 20’s and 30’s repertoire and opera as well as rock and roll and metal. Swift also writes and acts in her films she makes with Darkstone Entertainment. In 2020, Swift debuted her latest single “Prisoner of Love” Mack Avenue Records.
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