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Woodstock Playhouse & Catskill Jazz Factory Present

Ladies of the Blues

Dominick Farinacci Quintet

with Special Guest Vocalist Shenel Johns

Saturday, May 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.


  To Purchase Tickets Now, Click Here    or phone 845-679-6900.

Catskill Jazz Factory debuts at the Woodstock Playhouse with this tribute in two parts to the ladies of the Blues! Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, joined by featured special guest vocalist Shenel Johns, leads a quintet of today’s top jazz artists (Patrick Bartley alto sax & clarinet, Dan Kauffman piano, Jonathan Michel bass, Marion Felder drums) in a retrospective spanning from the early blues of Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday up to the iconic works of Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, and other legendary ladies of the blues.


Farinacci had already achieved enough stature by his mid-teens that Wynton Marsalis offered to help him set his sights on coming to New York, and by 2001, Farinacci was one of only four trumpeters in the world to be selected as the inaugural students in the Julliard School's first Jazz Curriculum. During his school years and afterwards, Farinacci immediately distinguished himself as a soloist/bandleader/composer with a vision.


Soon thereafter, Farinacci was named the first global ambassador for jazz at Lincoln Center and traveled to Qatar where his world expanded beyond his wildest dreams. Throughout the two years that Farinacci spent there, he broadened his activities to include dozens of different projects, where the goal was, through his music and outreach activities, to unite communities and overcome barriers...TO READ MORE VISIT


With a voice that embodies grace and passion and a personal style that sways effortlessly from jazz to R&B to gospel, Shenel Johns has emerged as one of the shining stars of her generation. A native of Hartford, CT, Johns has been performing since she was fourteen years of age, and has developed a distinctive, eclectic style that has increasingly caught the attention of her peers and some of the industry’s top performers.


Johns received a bachelor’s degree in music management from the Jackie McLean Institute at the Hartt School of Music and studied performance with such jazz legends as Rene McLean, Jimmy Greene, and Nat Reeves. She has shared the stage with music royalty including Curtis Fuller, Hank Jones, Dionne Warwick...TO READ MORE VISIT


Based in the heart of the Catskills, the Catskill Jazz Factory is a "regional arts think-tank" and "formidable jazz incubator" (HV Almanac Weekly) founded in 2012 with an aim to support today’s best young jazz artists. Catskill Jazz Factory offers year-round school workshops, concerts, mountaintop residencies, lectures, and world-class performances in diverse spaces to a variety of regional audiences across the Hudson Valley, NYC and beyond by partnering with educational facilities, arts organizations, and a variety of non-profits and businesses. Venues range from mountaintop coffee & donut shops and local high schools to recent concert series collaborations with the New York Botanical Garden...TO READ MORE VISIT


Gold Tier $55 Rows A-F,

Blue Tier $50 Rows G-N

Green Tier $40 Rows P-Q

The cost of each ticket will include a $3 handling fee

To Purchase tickets and get your order into the hands of our Box Office attendant:  


Click on each desired type of ticket you wish to purchase in the 'Online Box Office purchase area.  Once added to your cart, specify the number of each ticket choice you would like.  


Be sure to include your phone number, in case we need to contact you.  Once you proceed to pay for your order, you may type a request any special seating (i.e. handicap seating, specific desired seating, etc.) in the 'note to...' appropriate box. If the requested seat is not available, you will be given the next best seat available in the section requested. Keep in mind that patrons review our house the same way over and over:  "Where every seat is the best seat in the house." If you wish, follow up with an email requesting any detail specifics about your order/seating to 


If you prefer to speak to someone in person to order tickets, you may do so by phone to 845-679-6900 .  If an attendant is not available when you phone, please leave a message as to when we may return your call and the best number at which to reach you.

Tickets will be held at the "Will Call Window" at the box office and will be available for pick-up on the day of the performance. If shipping is chosen, tickets will be mailed to you via priority mail and arrive within 2 weeks. All sales are final; no refunds, no exchanges.

Online Box Office: Purchase Tickets Here


Please Note:

To purchase tickets for today's performance, go to or phone the Woodstock Playhouse Box Office 2:30pm-7:30pm 

Tickets are available in all tiers of the theater.


103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock NY 12498

Ladies of the Blues Tickets
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