Sam Blakeslee Large Group w/ Tri-C Next Gen Little Big Band "Exploring Ellington" with Dominick Farinacci @ BOP STOP

When May 03, 2017, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Sam Blakeslee Large Group w/ Tri-C Next Gen Little Big Band

For a special concert presented in conjunction with the Tri-C JazzFest, the Tri-C Next Gen Little Big Band teams up with Sam Blakeslee Large Group to present "Exploring Ellington" with Special Guest Dominick Farinacci. Both groups will be performing the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn spanning across both of their careers as some of the most prolific composers in the history of jazz.

In addition to opening for the Sam Blakeslee Large Group, members of the Tri-C Next Gen will be performing with the Large Group throughout the evening, keeping with the rich tradition of jazz education that Tri-C JazzFest has provided in the Greater Cleveland area for over 25 years.

Members of the Tri-C Jazz Prep Faculty (Chris Coles - alto saxophone, Johnny Cochran - tenor saxophone, Theron Brown - piano, Aidan Plank - bass, Anthony Taddeo - percussion) will also be featured with the Large Group as well as Tri-C Jazz Studies Drumset Faculty member Jim Rupp.

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