Fri, Jul 20|
Adam O'Farrill Quartet
Adam O'Farrill (trumpet), Chris Fishman (piano), Logan Kane (bass), Justin Brown (drums) Two sets at 8:00pm & 9:30pm 21+ | $15 plus one drink minimum
Jul 20, 2018, 8:00 PM
Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd Suite 180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
ABOUT ADAM O'FARRILL:
Brooklyn-bred trumpeter Adam O'Farrill, at the age of 22, has emerged as a “rising star as a player and composer” (PopMatters). O'Farrill comes from a rich musical legacy, as his grandfather is the legendary Afro-Cuban composer Chico O'Farrill; his father, Grammy award- winning composer and pianist Arturo O'Farrill; and mother, pianist/educator Alison Deane. Adam has appeared on many albums, such as Bird Calls (Rudresh Mahanthappa), Cuba: The Conversation Continues (Arturo O'Farrill), Rhombal (Stephan Crump), Evergreen: Canceled World (The Delegation), and New Helsinki (Olli Hirvonen), as well as performing with the likes of Mulatu Astatke, Vijay Iyer, Christian McBride, Mary Halvorson, Samora Pinderhughes, Louis Cole, and Onyx Collective. In 2016, O'Farrill released his debut album, Stranger Days, on Sunnyside Records, featuring Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Walter Stinson, and Zack O'Farrill. Of the album, Nate Chinen from the NY Times wrote: “Marshaling a sharp band of his peers, Mr. O’Farrill establishes both a firm identity and a willful urge to stretch and adapt.” In June 2018, Adam and his band, Stranger Days, will be released their second album, El Maquech, on Biophilia Records, which covers everything from traditional Mexican music to covers of Gabriel Garzon-Montano and Irving Berlin. The album has already received critical acclaim, including reviews and coverage in NPR Fresh Air, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, who wrote that “the band presents rambunctious music that is equally rustic and modern.” O'Farrill also received the 2016- 2017 Jazz Gallery Residency Commission, for which he wrote “I'd Like My Life Back”, a song cycle about various environmental issues, and the moral quandary which surfaces from them. In 2016, he was also commissioned by Baltimore-based chamber duo, The Witches, to write “Overcoming”, in tribute to motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez, as part of the ensemble's debut album, Behind the Curtain: New Music on Women. In summer 2018, Adam will be presenting a new work, Unheard, co-commissioned along with vibraphonist Joel Ross and saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, for the 2018 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. O'Farrill will also be presenting brand-new work at The Jazz Gallery in December 2018.