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(1988 – present)

A professional musician for over forty-five years, Matt Finley plays flugelhorn, trumpet, flute and soprano sax. A native of Lake George, New York, Matt performed for many years with Grammy-winning baritone saxophonist Nick Brignola and was a featured trumpet soloist and arranger with the Albany Jazz Workshop. He studied composition with Edgar Curtis, Founding Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

Matt leads “Rio JAZZ”, the dynamic Brazilian jazz concert band formed in 1988, featuring Peter Tomlinson, Mark Egan, Don Miller, Joel Rosenblatt, Jeff Ciampa, and Tomas Martin Lopez. Matt is also musical director for his wife, singer/songwriter Denise Jordan Finley. They live in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley and in Lake George. Matt is a retired professor of computer information systems and was academic dean at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York. For more information, visit www.mattfinley.com

Matt has a new CD on Kingsmill Music, “Brazilian Wish” featuring nine of his original Brazilian Jazz compositions and an all-star lineup produced by Jon Werking. Anchored by Romero Lubambo, the CD also features Warren Bernhardt, Mark Egan, Joel Rosenblatt, Dave Finck, Jeff Ciampa, David Mann and others! Preview and purchase the CD at www.cdbaby.com/cd/mattfinley

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