Nick Finzer Nick Finzer

Award winning musician Nick Finzer is a jazz trombonist and composer whose musical prowess is firmly planted with one foot in the past and another leading to the future. In January of 2013 Nick released his recording debut as a bandleader “Exposition” on his new label Outside in Music. “Exposition” presents Finzer’s unique musical lens, featuring ten original compositions that draw on the multifaceted influences that have shaped his musical development.

The onset of Nick’s love for jazz came through an exploration of Duke Ellington’s music during his high school years. Tunes like “Harlem Airshaft” and “In a Sentimental Mood” started him on an irreversible musical journey. These experiences culminated in a performance of Elllington’s music as part of the Essentially Ellington Festival hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center, which ignited Nick’s ambition to move to New York City to play music.

During this time Finzer also came under the tutelage of former Jazz at Lincoln Center Trombonist, Wycliffe Gordon. This relationship developed into a four year commission project in which Gordon wrote four pieces to feature Nick during his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. While studying at Eastman, Nick was able to play with many musicians who came through Rochester, New York including engagements with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Walt Weiskopf, John Clayton and Slide Hampton.

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Primary Instrument

Trombone

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Master of Music, The Juilliard School, 2012 Bachelor of Music, Eastman School of Music, 2009 Private Lesson Rate: $75/hr

Clinic/Workshop Information

Nick Finzer is a 2012 graduate of the Juilliard Jazz program at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City. Prior to his education there, Nick earned a Bachelors degree in Jazz and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Nick has been on the faculty at the Eastman Summer Jazz Camp, as well as Juilliard Jazz residencies at Snow College (Ephraim, UT) and in West Palm Beach, Florida

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Album Cast Of Characters by Nick Finzer

Cast Of Characters

Outside in Music
2020

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Album Outside in Music Live at Pinch Recording by Nick Finzer

Outside in Music Live...

Outside in Music
2019

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Album That's a Computer by Lucas Pino

That's a Computer

Outside in Music
2018

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Album No Arrival by Nick Finzer

No Arrival

Posi-Tone Records
2018

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Album Hear & Now by Nick Finzer

Hear & Now

Outside in Music
2017

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Album The Chase by Nick Finzer

The Chase

Origin Records
2015

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We're More Than the Sum of Our Influences

We're More Than the Sum of Our Influences

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

The Guru

The Guru

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

... the Alternative

... the Alternative

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

You'll Never Know ...

You'll Never Know ...

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

Venus

Venus

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

The Weatherman

The Weatherman

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

(Take the) Fork in the Road

(Take the) Fork in the Road

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

A Duke

A Duke

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

... Patience

... Patience

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

Patience...

Patience...

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

Brutus, the Contemporary

Brutus, the Contemporary

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

... Perspective

... Perspective

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

Evolution of ...

Evolution of ...

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

A Sorcerer (is a myth)

A Sorcerer (is a myth)

Nick Finzer
Cast Of Characters

Antiquity

Antiquity

Nick Finzer
That's a Computer

Love Wins

Love Wins

Nick Finzer
Hear and Now

Life Happens

Life Happens

Nick Finzer
The Chase

Alternate Agenda

Alternate Agenda

Nick Finzer
Exposition

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