The Art Farm
August 7th, 2022 – 2 to 5 PM
Francesco Crosara Trio
Francesco Crosara, keyboards
Farko Dosumov, bass
Eric Eagle, drums
Join us for a lively afternoon surrounded by beautiful art & music. A free and all ages event. Rain or shine. Gallery exhibition – ‘PORTALS’
Jazz pianist FRANCESCO CROSARA will appear with an all-star trio featuring bassist Farko Dosumov and drummer Eric Eagle. The group will present original compositions inspired by jazz, classical and latin idioms, plus select jazz standards revisited.
Originally from Milan, Italy, Francesco Crosara’s music melds an impressive mix of jazz improvisation, a romantic vein from his classical training, along with Latin influences. Francesco stands among the European-bred jazz greats, performing over the years with the likes of Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Richie Cole, Lilian Terry, and more. His recordings have featured a multicultural and international array of musicians.
Since 2017, the Northwest can claim his talents, too, as he’s demonstrated an eagerness to contribute to the local scene. Francesco was selected to perform at the 2021 Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle and has been featured two years in a row in the trend-setting Earshot Jazz: The Second Century series for his bold and innovative music composition and video work. In Seattle he routinely collaborates with local stalwarts like Nathan Breedlove, Clipper Anderson, Mark Ivester, D’Vonne Lewis, Jeff Busch, Osama Afifi, Farko Dosumov, and more.
“A pianist who originally hails from Italy, Crosara is well-versed in bop lore, and his delicate flow might indicate a debt to Bill Evans.” – Down Beat Magazine
“Crosaras compositions are considerate of their audience, providing a source of joy, comfort, escape, and healing. Crosara believes jazz is a collective experience and a living language that distills a multitude of identities, backgrounds, and personalities.” – Earshot Jazz
Farko Rustamovich Dosumov was born and raised in Uzbekistan. Farko and his identical twin brother, Feodor Dosumov, began playing the classical guitar when they were ten years old. By the time the Dosumov brothers were in high school, Farko was playing electric bass and Feodor was playing electric guitar in multiple projects throughout Tashkent.
In 1999 Farko moved to New York City to pursue a future career in music. Farko later attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and specialized in jazz bass. Since then, he has played with many talented artists and groups such as Double Impact with his twin brother Feodor Dosumov, Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder, Carlos Santana, Jonny Lang, Pura Fe, Flowmotion, Jazzukha, Duende Libre and many more.
Drummer Eric Eagle was born in Nashville, but was quickly transplanted to Redmond, WA where he grew up playing music in school and regional groups. He spent two years studying music at the University of Washington, and with encouragement from teacher/mentor Billy Hart, moved to New Jersey to attend the Jazz Studies program at William Paterson College under the tutelage of Horacee Arnold, John Riley, Rufus Reid, and Steve Turre.
Eric has honed his craft performing and recording around the world with artists ranging from jazz (Julian Priester, Wayne Horvitz, Bill Frisell, Kenny Kirkland) to songwriters (Brandi Carlile, Jesse Sykes, Mark Pickerel, Amy Ray, Laura Veirs) to rock legends (The Kinks’ Ray Davies, The Band’s Robbie Robertson, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons), and has performed at esteemed venues in North America and Europe.
THE ART FARM
The Art Farm was established in 1998 as a place where all walks of life can share in meaningful and relevant creative educational experiences.
The Art Farm offers arts-based educational experiences that encompass a variety of genres in DESIGN,ART & MUSIC at multiple levels and in array of mediums and methods.
The Art Farm, 9321 NE State Hwy 104, Kingston, WA 98346
Photography by James Kressler