One thing that’s not debatable is the awesomeness of the Tri-C JazzFest, now in its 39th year. Many of us weren’t even born when it all started back in 1980. We spoke with Dominick Farinacci of Solon who played JazzFest at age 17, caught the ear of Wynton Marsalis, and now headlines internationally. He gives us a heads up on this year’s JazzFest Thu 6/28–Sat 6/30.
Dancing Wheels was unceremoniously booted out of their long-time studios at the Masonic Auditorium, and is back to share the story of how they landed on both wheels, just down the street, with a fundraiser and open house this week. Loren Naji continues his transformation into the Church of Art, premiering at Waterloo Arts Festival on Saturday, along with post rock duo MOSSOM, debuting their new single at the same event.
Rolling two fundraisers into one, the June Juke Joint supports the anti-racism group AMP NEO and NODS, or Northern Ohio Detention Support, helps immigrants in detention. CoolCleveland’s Stephan Haluska has the video preview.
Mansfield shares his thoughts on necessary incarceration and protecting witnesses, Alex Sukhoy offers 5 steps for reentering the workforce, and the CoolCleveland crew offers reviews and PHOTOSTREAMS of cool stuff you should have caught. Don’t roll too fast or you’ll miss it. –Thomas Mulready