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Matt Finley

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A professional musician for over fifty-five years, multi-instrumentalist Matt Finley is a native of Lake George, New York. He graduated from Union College, where he led a combined Union/SUNY Albany/RPI Jazz Workshop to a semi-final appearance at the American College Jazz Festival and received honorable mention in the New York Times. Matt earned his master's degree from the College of Saint Rose and is permanently certified to teach music in New York State. He performed for many years with Grammy-winning baritone saxophonist Nick Brignola and was a featured trumpet soloist and arranger with the Albany Jazz Workshop

Album

Brazilian Wish

Label: Kingsmill Music
Released: 2009
Track listing: Father's Day; Brazilian Wish; There You Are; Childhood Home; When She's Gone; So Close; Another Year; Calm Waters; Softly Speaking.

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Matt Finley: Brazilian Wish

Read "Brazilian Wish" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Trumpeter/composer Matt Finley performed as a musician for several years before deciding on education over music as a career choice. Music however, was never far from his heart, and in 1988 he formed Rio JAZZ, a Brazilian concert band based in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley, allowing him the opportunity to express his love for music in ...


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