Sunday, July 31, 2016
Live Music: Litchfield Jazz Fest + The Side Door
The Festival lineup has a definite local feel, with numerous CT natives plus graduates as well as staff members of the Jazz Camp as headliners. The opening act at 12 noon on Saturday is the Andrew Hadro Quintet with Tony Malaby (tenor sax) and Mr. Pavone, his only scheduled performance of the weekend. Other performers with state connections include drummer Richie Barshay (W. Hartford) and his Trio with Bloomfield native Jimmy Greene (their set is at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday), vocalist/pianist Nicole Zuraitis (Waterbury) air Dave Stryker (4:45 p.m. on Saturday) and Festival closers Luques & Zaccai Curtis (bass and piano, born in Hartford) with New Orleans-native alto saxophonist Donald Harrison (Sunday 6:15 p.m.)
here), play a tribute to Earth, Wind, & Fire at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday.
The easiest way to get tickets is to go to litchfieldjazzfest.com and follow the links. You can also find directions to the Festival site at the Goshen Fairgrounds and a whole lot more.
The Project takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. For more information, go to thesidedoorjazz.com.
Here's Ms. Alexa in 2015 with Flocks on sax:
Joining him on the stage will be Adam Birnbaum (piano), Josh Hari (bass), Quincy Phillips (drums), and Keita Ogawa (percussion). Their sets will feature a lot of originals as well as smartly done arrangements of standards and the occasional "pop" song (Farinacci does a wonderful reading of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love"). The door opens at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts an hour later. Call 860-434-0886 for reservations.
You should check the trumpeter's TEDMED Talk at www.tedmed.com/talks/show?id=292967 and find out more about his music at www.dominickfarinacci.com.
Here's a live version of "Doha Blues" from the new recording: