Multi-instrumentalist Matt Finley has played professionally for over 60 years and has performed and recorded with many of the finest jazz musicians in the world. He studied composition with Edgar Curtis, Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, and has had works performed by jazz sextet, big band jazz ensemble, brass choir, chamber orchestra, and full symphony orchestra. A CD of Matt's compositions, "Brazilian Wish" has garnered international recognition, and two of his compositions were finalists at the 2009 Los Angeles Music Awards. He is featured on eleven CDs released since 2006. He was a soloist and composer in the North Country Jazz Project and led his own concert band, Rio JAZZ, for 31 years. He is Director of the Smithfield Chamber Orchestra for special services at the Smithfield Presbyterian Church in Amenia, NY. A pioneer in the performance of Brazilian jazz, Matt is the moderator of the Facebook group Brazilian Jazz. Matt is a retired professor of computer information systems and former dean of academic affairs at Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY, where he occasionally directed the brass choir and the jazz ensemble, and taught in four academic departments. He lives in Pine Plains, NY and Diamond Point, NY on Lake George.