Old, New, & Blue: A Celebration of Gershwin's Rhapsody

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Old, New, & Blue: A Celebration of Gershwin's Rhapsody

Friday, July 27, 2018, 7 pm
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard

An iconic American masterpiece takes on a 21st century identity in this multi-cultural world premiere arrangement of Gershwin’s groundbreaking Rhapsody in Blue with the Catskill Jazz Factory Music Machine led by Dominick Farinacci

George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, an iconic work that defined the melting pot of Jazz Age America, is given a new identity in this specially commissioned arrangement featuring the Catskill Jazz Factory Music Machine, a multi-cultural all-star ensemble, led by top trumpeter Dominick Farinacci.

Farinacci’s ensemble features modern jazz masters from Venezuela, Japan, Brazil, France, Afghanistan and America, embodying a contemporary reflection of today’s America through the lens of George Gershwin’s American classic. Old, New & Blue presents a night of modern interpretations of traditional American jazz, pop and rock standards, culminating in the centerpiece of the program, the specially-commissioned world premiere tribute performance of Gershwin’s masterful Rhapsody in Blue.

Dominick Farinacci, bandleader / trumpet
Braxton Cook, alto sax
Shenel Johns, vocal
Orlando Watson, spoken word
Linda Briceño, trumpet / vocal
Christian Tamburr, vibes
Julien Labro, accordion
Diego Figueiredo, guitar
Taber Gable, piano
Jonathan Michel, bass
Jerome Jennings, drums
Mathias Kunzli, percussion

Generous support for the NYBG Summer Concert Series: An American Tribute provided by the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund