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March 23, 2018 – Matt Finley & Rio JAZZ will perform at Dutchess Community College on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in its 31st annual concert. The performance is free and open to the public and will be held in the Louis Greenspan Cafeteria in Drumlin Hall on DCC’s main campus. Refreshments will be served.
Finley plays trumpet, flugelhorn, flute and soprano saxophone. He performed for many years with Grammy-winning saxophonist Nick Brignola, and studied composition with Edgar Curtis, director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Joining Finley will be Peter Tomlinson (piano), Jeff Ciampa (guitar), Don Miller (acoustic bass), Joel Rosenblatt (drums), Tomas Martin Lopez (Latin percussion), Bruce Berky (saxophone) and guest artists Denise Jordan Finley (vocals) and Peter McEachern (trombone). Christopher Brellochs, chair of DCC’s Music Program, will join the band on saxophone.
Rosenblatt played drums with acclaimed jazz group Spyro Gyra. Tomlinson teaches jazz piano at Western Connecticut State College and Vassar College and has performed with Ron Carter, Kenny Washington and Jimmy Cobb. Ciampa has recorded with Dave Matthews, Mark Egan and Harry Belafonte. Miller has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett and George Benson.
For more information call (845) 431-8050. Visitors are encouraged to park in Lot D on Cottage Road.