Born: August 17, 1951
A professional musician for over forty 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. Matt studied composition with Edgar Curtis, Founding Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra....
Remarkable technique on trumpet & flugelhorn - Schenectady Gazette
Standout solo trumpet - Troy Times Record
Execution is virtually flawless; he smokes on every tune - Frank Villafane, VINILEMANIA.NET
Your playing certainly is top-notch - best of luck - Russ Davis, XM Radio
Great energy! Warm, bright & relaxed. - Kate Goldsmith, Taconic Press
Your CD sounds great! - Rachell Bivins, ABYSSJazz Magazine