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When trumpeter Dominick Farinacci was on a steady diet of Vanilla Ice, Ice-T and Ice Cube, he says it was hearing the music of Louis Armstrong that turned him to jazz trumpet.
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March 9, 2012 The trumpeter has emerged as a young man whose versatile horn ranges from the soft and seductive to the rough and bluesy.
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Drummer Allison Miller performs at Winter Jazzfest this weekend.
January 5, 2012 The annual event is a sensory overload, stacked with all-star lineups and wall-to-wall performances.
Jonathan Batiste ends this set with "Kindergarten," a modern and hand-clapping take on the Louisiana roots of jazz.
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January 14, 2011 The Generations in Jazz celebration from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola winds to a close, as Jonathan Batiste and Sullivan Fortner perform a piano duet of the theme from The Odd Couple. Plus, Geri Allen performs a Marian McPartland favorite, Thad Jones' beautiful "A Child Is Born."
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Pianist Helen Sung is one of the many performers at the "Generations in Jazz" concert at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.
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December 30, 2010 In this new session, host Marian McPartland and friends get together on the bandstand at one of the world's most elegant jazz venues as Piano Jazz bids 2010 goodbye and welcomes the New Year with musical family young and old.
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Dominick Farinacci leads a trumpet trio at the Detroit Jazz Festival in a tribute to the one-of-a-kind Lee Morgan.
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June 18, 2009 When trumpeter Dominick Farinacci pitched a Lee Morgan tribute to the programmers of the 29th Detroit Jazz Festival, they loved the idea. Outdoors in the sun, three top young horn men nail Morgan's going-too-fast-and-making-the-corners style, sometimes in harmony.
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