ADAM O'FARRILL'S STRANGER DAYS
Brooklyn-bred trumpeter Adam O'Farrill, at the age of 24, has emerged as a "rising star as a player and composer" (PopMatters) and "a blazing young trumpet talent" (The New York Times). Beginning his career in his teenage years performing with his father, the Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill, Adam has gone on to work with a wide range of artists such as Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mary Halvorson, Mulatu Astatke, Brasstracks, Samora Pinderhughes, 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, 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 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." At the end of 2018, the album received Best of the Year mentions from The Boston Globe, Nextbop, and placing in the NPR Jazz Critics Poll. In the spring of 2019, O'Farrill won the Downbeat Critics Poll for Rising Star Trumpeter.
Making his Public Records debut, Adam will be bringing Stranger Days to perform a brand new book of original music, particularly inspired by electronic and minimalist tendencies, and recontextualizing them within an acoustic quartet format.
Presented by Public Records.
This is a 21+ event.