Ohio-born trumpeter Dominick Farinacci is a technically gifted and lyrical artist with a bent for swinging, straight-ahead jazz. Born in Cleveland in 1983, Farinacci first began playing trumpet in the sixth grade. Along with private lessons, he gained valuable experience attending the Saturday music program at Cleveland's Tri-C Community College. By the time he entered high school, he was already an accomplished jazz musician, performing regularly around the city.
As a teenager, Farinacci was selected as a member of the prestigious High School Grammy Awards All-Star Big Band in California; an honor he earned three years in a row. Also during high school, he attended the Berklee College of Music Summer Jazz Program and opened for trumpeter Wynton Marsalis at the Tri-C Jazzfest in Cleveland. Based off that performance, Marsalis invited ... Read Full Biography