The story and sound of a combat veteran's journey, Modern Warrior is a live theatrical music experience co-created by United States Military Veteran Jaymes Poling and musician Dominick Farinacci. Featuring Dominick Farinacci, Jaymes Poling, Aman Almeida, Jeremiah Napier, Chris George, Jonathan Winfree, Anthony Taddeo & Akua Allrich.
“Modern Warrior LIVE: Unplugged” is a dynamic production that explores the psychological weights of war, the challenges of reintegration as a civilian, and the potential for positive personal & communal growth.
Poling, a former infantry Staff Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division who spent three years in Afghanistan, narrates the autobiographical production detailing his time in the military and his subsequent transition to civilian life back home. It’s complemented by dynamic musical performances by Dominick Farinacci (Mack Avenue recording artist and former Global Ambassador, Jazz at Lincoln Center) leading an esteemed band and guest vocalists.
The Modern Warrior initiative builds bridges between veteran and civilian communities through live performances, collaborative workshops, and informative panel discussions. By focusing on stories of post-traumatic growth, the production aims to help destigmatize our veterans’ experiences through a deeper understanding from the community and by providing inspirational hope for all.
Modern Warrior is endorsed and supported by the United War Veterans Council (Producer of the New York City Veterans Day Parade). The Catskill Jazz Factory proudly serves as creative co-founder and consultant.
Join us as we present this compelling & most relevant production right here at BLU Jazz+ – get your tickets today! • 8PM (7PM doors), $20 (advance), $25 (door)