When they met, it was for each of them the sound of the other's music that was the attraction... they were both just 21 years old. He had played jazz since the age of 11 in the resorts of Lake George, NY, where he grew up. She was a folk singer who since getting her first guitar at 13, was just budding as a legitimate songwriter. It took decades of marriage, three children, hundreds of gigs and seven albums between them before they decided to create a recording of the music they wrote together... they met in the middle just this year, and they love where they are!
Matt Finley's band Rio JAZZ has been performing Brazilian jazz for over thirty years. Denise Jordan Finley has toured world-wide as a singer-guitarist-songwriter and has won numerous awards for her songs, which have been placed at the top of the Folk DJ List in the areas of song, album and artist.
The sound they have created by combining their very different styles generates poignancy that is rhythmically powerful.
|Calendar for Matt Finley and Denise Jordan Finley|
|► The DCC Jazz Collective - Music Faculty in Concert|
with Matt Finley, Larry Ham, Chris Brellochs, Tom Melito, Peter McEachern, Lou Pappas, Joe North , Dave Glasser
♫ world-class Brazilian and straight-ahead jazz
|Dutchess Community College|
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY See Map
|In the time slot filled for the last 31 years by Matt Finley & Rio JAZZ, The DCC Jazz Collective - a new group of jazz faculty under the direction of pianist Larry Ham - will perform. Don't miss this great night of jazz in Poughkeepsie with some of the region's best jazz performers. The band will perform arrangements and compositions by pianist Larry Ham and trumpeter Matt Finley. |
Location Drumlin Greenspan North Cafeteria
Sponsored by The Dutchess Community College Office of Student Activities, (845) 431-8050.
● Always free admission! ● Refreshments will be served.
♫ Larry Ham - piano, composer and leader; ♫ Matt Finley - flugelhorn and composer; ♫ Christopher Brellochs - sax; ♫ Joe North - sax; ♫ Dave Glasser - sax; ♫ Peter McEachern - trombone; ♫ Lou Pappas - bass; ♫ Tom Melito - drums;
This concert is a featured event for the Smithsonian's Jazz Appreciation Month.
For more info, contact Student Activities.
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