Multiple Dates

Modern Warrior LIVE New York City DEBUT

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Loreto Theatre at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture

18 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

View Map

Event description

Description

New York City DEBUT: 30-minute previews (3pm, 4pm & 5:30pm) and one full show (7:30pm) each day.

90-second Promo Video

20-minute pilot (Private, Please Do Not Share)

Modern Warrior is a new live theatrical music experience co-created by United States Army veteran Jaymes Poling and musician Dominick Farinacci. Narrated by Jaymes, with musical performances led by Dominick, this dynamic production explores the psychological weights of war, the challenges of reintegration as a civilian, and the potential for positive personal and communal growth.

Personnel:

  • Dominick Farinacci, trumpet & co-creator
  • Jaymes Poling, narrator & co-creator
  • Leon Bibb, host
  • Christian Tamburr, piano & music supervisor
  • Shenel Johns, vocal
  • Will Blaze, vocal
  • Chris George, guitar
  • Jeremiah Napier, bass
  • Jonathan Winfree, drums
  • Salar Nadar, percussion
  • Keita Ogawa, percussion

About the Creators

Dominick Farinacci: Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has been recently credited the title Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis, working to further integrate jazz into communities around the world. He graduated from The Juilliard School in 2005 launching his career in Japan with a prolific run of eight albums, later releasing two more globally. He has performed in more than 120 cities in 14 countries around the world, was a featured guest on ABC’s Good Morning America, and is a TED Speaker. Music icon Quincy Jones says of Dominick’s accomplishments in performance, recording, education & advocacy, “This kid is 360 degrees!”

His most recent recording “Short Stories” is produced by Tommy LiPuma. This is Tommy & Dominick’s first collaboration, and was recorded in their hometown of Cleveland at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts.

In addition to touring around the world with his band, Dominick has been successful in his personal endeavors on bringing music into the community through Arts and Wellness & Education. He was invited by TED to be a TED Speaker at the 2014 TED MED conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He is a featured performer for the Cleveland Clinic in both Ohio and Abu Dhabi, and organized the very first jazz performance for patients in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic and the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation. For Dominick, music and health go hand in hand, most recently organizing panel discussions around patient-doctor communication through music with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

Dominick has been a leading advocate in music education development, most recently featured at the Community College Association of America in D.C. He served as Music Consultant to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, and initially launched a music education program at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts in Cleveland, Ohio, which brought together 30+ international artists involving over 3,000 students. This successful initiative has since expanded to the GCC, in schools such as Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar Music Academy, the American School of Doha among others.

Jaymes Poling grew up in Warren, Ohio and enlisted in the US Army at the age of 17. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina as an infantryman. During his eight years with the division, he spent 36 months fighting in Afghanistan across three separate tours.

Jaymes is currently in his last year of a finance degree at John Carroll University, and spends time working to help veterans find their own peace after war.

Location

Loreto Theatre at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture

18 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved