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International jazz trumpet sensation, Adam O’Farrill to headline South Street Jazz season finale


Spring has sprung, the flowers are blooming, and the petunias are trumpeting imitating trumpet sensation Adam O’Farrill who with his band Stranger Days will be gracing the South Street Jazz stage for the final performance of the season. On May 19, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm prepare to be blown away. Adam O’Farrill “is among the leading trumpeters in jazz – and perhaps the music’s next major improviser” says The New York Times. Adam O’Farrill, has emerged as a “rising star as a player and composer” according to PopMatters, and “a blazing young trumpet talent” according to The New York Times. 

Coming from a rich musical lineage, Adam’s grandfather was the boundary-pushing Cuban composer and arranger, Chico O’Farrill; his father is the composer, pianist, and activist, Arturo O’Farrill; his mother, Alison Deane, is a classical pianist and educator; and his brother, Zack O’Farrill, is a drummer and composer, who also performs in Adam’s band, Stranger Days.

O’Farrill’s music is both abstract and personal, writing compositions that reflect subjects such as being mixed race, growing up in New York City, family history, and spirituality. At age 29, and with an extensive discography, O’Farrill is cementing himself as one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the city, as well as internationally. O’Farrill has collaborated and performed with the likes of Mary Halvorson, Hiromi, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Anna Webber, Samora Pinderhughes, Mulatu Astatke, Stimmerman, Vijay Iyer, and Son Lux. 

Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days quartet, is led by Adam O’Farrill and features Xavier Del Castillo on tenor sax, Walter Stinson on bass, and Zack O’Farrill on drums. The group’s most recent album, Visions of Your Other, was released on Biophilia Records in November 2021. It was named one of the best jazz albums of 2021 by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Popmatters and called “O’Farrill’s most melodically engaging effort yet” by The New York Times. 

Adam O’Farrill from his Instagram page

Grab tickets to see Adam O’Farrill before he makes it so big that you regret not going to see him when you had the opportunity. After Peekskill, O’Farrill will make his way to Seoul, Korea on May 31st, then begin his international tour including in Montreal Quebec, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Japan.   

Tickets are $29 on Eventbrite and can be found here. South Street Jazz is an intimate 60 seat pop up Jazz club located at 925 South Street at The Artist Spot in Antonia Arts.

Don’t forget, South Street Jazz and Slainte are collaborating on a dinner and show discount. Ticket holders who show proof of purchase for Adam O’Farrill and Stranger Days at Slainte will get 15 percent off of the food portion of their meal. South Street Jazz doors open at 6:30 pm.

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About the Contributor
Dave Mueller
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]