"…a trumpeter of abundant poise." - NEW YORK TIMES
“This kid is 360 degrees!” - QUINCY JONES
Recently Featured in Vanity Fair, trumpeter Dominick Farinacci was named the very first Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis, working to further build audiences for jazz around the world. He graduated from The Juilliard School in 2005, launched his career in Japan with a prolific run of eight albums, and later released two more globally. He was a featured guest on ABC’s Good Morning America, and is a TED Speaker.
In addition to touring around the world with his band, Dominick has been successful in his personal endeavors on bringing music into the community through Arts and Wellness & Education. He was invited by TED to be a TED Speaker at the 2014 TED MED conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, is a featured performer for the Cleveland Clinic in both Ohio and Abu Dhabi, and organized the very first jazz performance for patients in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic and the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation.
Dominick is co-creator of Modern Warrior LIVE, a theatrical performance about one veteran’s experience when returning to civilian life and his recovery from trauma. Narrated by co-creator Staff Sergeant Jaymes Poling, who spent three years in Afghanistan as an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division, this autobiographical production details Poling’s time in the military and his subsequent transition back home.
Dominick has been a leading advocate in music education development. He has been featured at the Community College Association of America in D.C., served as Music Consultant to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, and initially launched a music education program at the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.