Trumpeter and 2022 Cleveland Arts Prize recipient Dominick Farinacci is an alumnus of The Juilliard School’s first jazz program. Farinacci’s newest group, Triad -- created with Christian Tamburr and Michael Ward-Bergeman — the diverse musical realms of jazz, blues, orchestral and world music.
Emmy winner saxophonist Braxton Cook (2023 Tri-C JazzFest Artist-in-Residence) is one of his generation’s most exciting voices. Cook’s first full-length album, 2017’s “Somewhere in Between”, amassed millions of streams and downloads on Spotify and Apple Music. “No Doubt” debuted at #2 on iTunes Jazz Charts in 2018, while 2020’s “Fire Sign” garnered over 1 million streams in just a few weeks. FADER magazine named Cook a Jazz Marvel and Jazz Prodigy in 2017, and he was one of EBONY magazine’s Top 5 Jazz Artists to Watch in 2018. Outside of the jazz sphere, he has worked alongside Rihanna, Solange Knowles and Phony Ppl and was featured on Tom Misch’s 2018 U.S. tour.