Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Run Time: 150 min.
BAAM welcomes Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days to The Gem for a live music event on Saturday, April 30th at 8pm.
Hedgehog Hill Jazz Project featuring Anna Sysko & Riley Kern will open for Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days starting at 7pm.
Come early for a pizza and beer!
Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days: South Arts awarded $2 million in grants in October 2021 to support jazz musicians through its Jazz Road initiative. Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days band was the recipient of one of the awards and will use it to spend a week in rural Maine, hosted by Morning Glory Farm in West Bethel, to rehearse and infuse new work through the inspiration of organic farming. Please join us at The Gem to hear their culminating project.
Brooklyn-bred Adam O’Farrill, 27, 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 pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, Adam has gone on to work with a wide range of artists including Mary Halvorson, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Anna Webber, Mulatu Astatke, Sarah Kay, Vijay Iyer, Kambui Olujimi, Brasstracks, and Samora Pinderhughes.
O’Farrill’s music is both abstract and personal; he writes compositions that reflect subjects such as being mixed race, growing up in New York, family history, and spirituality. Adam’s primary band that he leads is the quartet, Stranger Days, featuring Xavier Del Castillo, Walter Stinson, and Zack O’Farrill. Their most recent album, Visions of Your Other, was released on Biophilia Records in November 2021, and was called “O’Farrill’s most melodically engaging effort yet”, by The New York Times. Visions of Your Other was named one of the best jazz albums of 2021 by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Popmatters, and was awarded the Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in January 2022.
Hedgehog Hill Jazz Project: Anna and Riley have been playing together in various collections of musicians for the past 8 years, and this project is their newest iteration. They will be focusing on interpretations of a few jazz standards and some original improv jams