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Christian Finger is an award winning drummer who has played and recorded with some of the world’s most famous musicians. His new CD “Andanda” featuring Jeff Ballard (in an exciting Drum Duo), Dave Stryker, Zach Brock, Vadim Neselovskyi, Pete McCann, Adam Armstrong and Bobby Harden & String Quartet will be out soon. Working in a wide variety of fields, Christian’s versatility shows in countless musical styles, ranging from Jazz (Trio-Big Band), Rock, Pop, Musical/Theater music/Cabaret to work as a studio musician.

His resume includes performances, tours and recordings with the following musicians: Lee Konitz (featured on finger trio CD ”Balance”), Dave Kikoski, John Goldsby; Rich Perry, and Vadim Neselovskyi (both also featured on new CD “Merge Into Beauty”), Donny McCasslin, Seleno Clark, Russ Lossing, Reuben Wilson, Tom Chang, Matt Shulman, Peter Bernstein, Marco Panascia, Grant Stewart, Brian Murray, Mike Nock, Mark Issacs, Matt McMahon, Achim Kaufmann, Frank Wunsch, Matthias Nadolny, Gerd Dudeck, Lotte Anker, Gunnar Pluemer, Hans Wanning, and many more.

Born and raised in Germany to an artistic family, Christian started early on the drum set and piano and became known as a child protégée at the local music conservatory, Musikhochschule Dortmund. He continued studying drums in Germany, USA and the Netherlands, and after receiving his BA and MA Degrees, he worked as a freelance musician in Jazz & Pop Music, and at major Theater/Musical productions throughout Europe. That led to features on WDR TV (Germany’s biggest station) and at several radio stations. Christian also founded, drummed and composed for the award winning band “Once in Lifetime”. With this quartet and other bands he performed at major Jazz festivals in Europe. He then also released his first solo album, “Balance”.

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PRESS & COMMENTS Jeff Ballard (Chick Corea, Metheny/Mehldau): “Great CD & playing, commitment to the moment, you should be proud, congratulations!”
All About Jazz New York, by Ken Dryden: “…top shelf production of Finger’s international band…draws from many influences though his mix sounds much like a suite, Finger’s compositions have hooks that immediately grab the listener, while the musicians build upon the tension created with spellbinding solos and potent interaction, the leader’s hands and precise cymbal work adding just the right touch...”
Village Voice New York, by Jim Macnie: “On Merge Into Beauty, the drummer leads his agile little band with the kind of percussion first tunes that makes all the action seem supercharged

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Primary Instrument

Drums

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

www.NY DRUMSCHOOL.com<<< Great drumlessons
A great way to learn and improve your drumming skills in an fun and efficient way.
All Ages-Levels (beginners/kids welcome) and Styles (eg Rock, Pop, Funk, Hip-hop, Jazz, Latin/World etc...)
You'll be surprised how much you learn from patient teacher (16 years of experience) and Award winning professional working drummer w/ BA teaching & MA percussion Degrees (also author for the "Modern Drummer" magazine and two drum books; please check my website (see below) for more info and references

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