Tri-C JazzFest Academy Director Dominick Farinacci Wins Cleveland Arts Prize
Award recognizes artistic excellence and regional arts supporters
Musician Dominick Farinacci, who serves as director of the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) JazzFest Academy, has been named a Cleveland Arts Prize winner.
An accomplished jazz trumpeter, composer, producer and bandleader, Farinacci shares the 2022 Arts Prize Mid-Career Artist Award with local curator, producer and performer Debra Nagy. Honorees will be recognized at a Nov. 2 event at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Farinacci’s mission is to integrate jazz into communities around the world. A former student in Tri-C’s Jazz Studies program, Farinacci graduated from The Juilliard School in 2005 and launched his career in Japan with a run of eight albums. He released two more globally, touring the world with his band. Farinacci has organized panel discussions on patient-doctor communication through music and presented a TED Talk at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in 2014.
Established by the Women’s City Club in 1960, the Cleveland Arts Prize (CAP) promotes creativity in Northeast Ohio by honoring artists for artistic excellence and recognizing community leaders who help regional arts flourish. CAP has recognized 350 artists, leaders and organizations in its history.
September 20, 2022
By Anthony Moujaes, 216-987-3068 or firstname.lastname@example.org