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     Matt Finley

     Jazz Composer & Performer

Matt Finley, trumpet. Photo by Duane Beyer.

  New       4th Annual Spring Pops Concert by the Smithfield Chamber Orchestra
                 Directed by Matt Finley. Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 4 pm   
                 The Smithfield Church, 656 Smithfield Valley Road, Amenia NY   

   Pandora  Apple Music  Spotify  Bandcamp    Matt is on Pandora, Apple Music / iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp !

  "Flugelhorn Master!" - Poughkeepsie Journal

  "Your playing certainly is top notch." - Russ Davis, Sirius XM Radio Jazz Channel

  "Excellent musician - beautiful trumpet player and composer " - Mike Holober (Connect the Dots Music)

  "I listened to (and practiced with) Brazilian Wish yesterday. Outstanding, Matt, on every level:
  the writing, the arranging, the performance, and the production!
" - Bill McBirnie (jazz flautist, Toronto)

  "Melodic & catchy with complex chord changes." - Scott Yanow, jazz reviewer

  "Remarkable technique on trumpet and flugelhorn" - Schenectady Gazette

  "Four years after I bought it, Brazilian Wish still has a reserved spot in my car CD player, where five others
  come and go on a regular basis. What a fine recording and great compositions! I dream of playing like you!"
   -Asher Hockett (Trumpet Herald)

  "Finley's sound is velvety" - Adirondack Life Magazine

  "Execution is virtually flawless; he smokes on every tune" - Frank Villafane
  (Reviewer for WWW.VINILEMANIA.NET)

  "It was our pleasure to work with you. Great music and a great performance. I think we sold all of the CDs you
  had in the lobby, proof of how much the audience enjoyed your work. I hope we can find some other opportunities
  to collaborate in the future." - Dave Baxter (Board Chairman, Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra)

  "Matt's annual concert is our favorite event of the year" - Mike Weida, Director, DCC Student Activities Office

  "This is really nice writing/playing by all, Matt! So clean and relaxed. And I do love your tpt tone. And 7/4 Joel?
  Smooth as a cucumber. I almost did the salsa to this, but... I kept stumbling on that extra beat. Keep it going, and good
  luck with all you're doing!" - Chieli Minucci, guitarist with Special EFX

  "Matt's performance is nothing short of beautiful in every way" - Tim Wendt,
   trumpeter, commenting on 'Jordan' video

   Brazilian Wish CD cover.

    Preview and purchase my CD,
    Brazilian Wish:

Blowing hot and cool. Calligraphy by Lynn Palumbo.