Nick Finzer's No Arrival Tour Dates

We're just TWO weeks away from the start of my "No Arrival" tour and we're getting ready to hit the road! This video will let you know exactly where and when:

Here's the rundown:
4.17 CU Boulder College of Music
4.18 Nocturne
4.20 North Coast Brewing Company (Sequoia Jazz Room) 
4.21 The Sound Room Oakland,CA
4.22 blue whale Los Angeles
4.27 The Nash - Phoenix, Arizona 
4.28 Avant Groove Salt Lake City
5.6 Twins Jazz Washington DC
5.10 B Sharps Jazz Tallahassee, FL
5.11 The Velvet Note - Alpharetta, GA
5.12 Nashville Jazz Workshop - Nashville, TN
5.13 Timucua Arts Foundation - Orlando FL
5.23 SubCulture - New York City
5.31 BOP STOP at The Music Settlement - Cleveland, OH
6.1 BLU Jazz+ - Akron, OH
6.2 Cliff Bell's - Detroit
6.3 Kalamazoo Piano Company - Kalamazoo, MI
6.4 Jazz Showcase - Chicago, IL
8.25 Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY
8.26 Bop Shop Records Rochester, NY

Where will we SEE YOU?

No Arrival Pre-Orders available now!

Hi All! Today MARCH 13th, 2018 marks ONE MONTH until the release of my new album "No Arrival" on Posi-Tone records! 

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Trombonist Nick Finzer reaches for the beauty of new vistas and explores the mysteries of unexpected destinations with his new album No Arrival. Finzer's sound is solid and extraordinarily well-centered, his articulation sharp, and his command of the idiom is complete. The depth of his artistry is considerable, and while the music is definitely straight forward and rooted in the tradition with some hard swinging highlights, the session is also elegantly lyrical and evocative of a more modern jazz sensibility. Listeners will enjoy the wide emotional range of Finzer s brilliant original compositions and arrangements as they are presented with the able and captivating assistance of a solid group of musicians, including reedman extraordinaire Lucas Pino, guitarist Alex Wintz, pianist Victor Gould, bassist Dave Baron and drummer Jimmy Macbride. With an amazing combination of talents, some stunning performances, and an engaging program of musical selections, Finzer firmly establishes himself as a brilliant new star on the horizon. His latest record, No Arrival, is an endlessly entertaining experience that will certainly bring serendipitous bright moments to jazz fans everywhere.

Pedal Tone Major Scale Workout | Nick Finzer Trombone Tips | #WednesdayWatch

Hey guys! Today's video is talking about a way to increase your ability to access the pedal register of the trombone - enjoy! :)

New Year, New Goals! Nick Finzer's Goal Setting Course 2018!

Nick Finzer leads us through a comprehensive approach to brainstorming, setting, and creating action plans to complete your goals!

If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail

Don't get left behind, enroll today to transform your life in 2018. You'll have the most comprehensive set of goals (WITH a PLAN to make them HAPPEN) you've ever had.

Lifetime access - use this process again and again - year to year - to create momentum in your life towards your goals.

Can't wait to share this with you all! Let's get started!

Cyber Monday is Here!

Happy Holiday Season All!

To kick it off, I'm offering a new holiday educational bundle for 2017!

This year's bundle includes:

  • A Coupon Code to Redeem 1 Lifetime Access Copy to "Get Ahead" a Practical Course for the Developing Jazz Trombonist ($133 Value)
  • Physical Copy of a Practice Journal ($15 Value)
  • Signed Copy of "Hear & Now" ($20 Value)
  • One Skype Lesson (Giftable to the same person who registers the Get Ahead Course!) ($100 Value)
  • Some other free goodies ;)

$268 of Value for just $140!

(additional domestic or international shipping rates apply)

First four episodes of Nick Finzer Q&A

Hey all! 

If you aren't subscribed to my Youtube channel, you might have missed some of the Q&A sessions that I've been posting... There's a lot of good stuff in there, and I hope you'll enjoy it!  Here's the first four episodes :)

Facet Mutes Presents: What Should I Do

Facet Mutes Presents: What Should I Do

We're super happy to share this new video presented by our GREAT friends over at Face Mutes! (check them out at www.facetmutes.com) - from the upcoming Nick Finzer and Chris Ziemba duo release "Live in New York" - this is one of Chris's tunes called "What Should I Do?"

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Outside in Music Presents: "Live in New York" featuring Nick Finzer and Chris Ziemba - How About You

Outside in Music Presents: "Live in New York" featuring Nick Finzer and Chris Ziemba - How About You

Outside in Music Presents - Nick Finzer and Chris Ziemba live in New York! Recorded live at Bunker Studios in Brooklyn in NY. 

We're playing one of our favorite tunes, "How About You" by Burton Lane.

This is the first track off our new duo album "Live in NY" to be released this fall, 2017!

Hope you enjoy this week's episode of Dynamic Duos! 

Check out Chris Ziemba - www.chrisziemba.com

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I post weekly videos here on YouTube that feature my original projects! Sometimes it’s a band video, a solo trombone piece, educational tips about jazz and playing trombone, they come out each Wednesday! If you don’t know me, I’m a jazz trombone player, educator, and producer based in New York City. I’ve had some great teachers like Wycliffe Gordon and Steve Turre, and studied at both the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School.  I’m always up to something new so make sure to stay connected if you want to see what’s happening in the jazz world here in NYC!
 

Say When! DynamicDuos 041 Featuring Yonatan Voltzok

Say When! DynamicDuos 041 Featuring Yonatan Voltzok

Yonatan is an amazing trombonist that lived in NY for many years before making a return to his home in Tel Aviv, Israel! We actually first met back in 2015 when I had the chance to play over there with Eyal Vilner and his big band - and he happened to be in NY and have a free day so we could record something! I’ve been making a habit of featuring this JJ Johnson composition every time I have the chance to perform as a guest soloist alongside a big band - most recently this spring at Glendale Community College. I always enjoy getting to play music with Yonatan, even if it’s so infrequently! I hope this is as fun for you, as it was for us to record it!

Dynamic Duos 040 | Leon Boykins - Mood Indigo

Dynamic Duos 040 | Leon Boykins - Mood Indigo

Today's video spent a little time locked in the vault, but it's time to share! This is one of my absolute favorite Duke Ellington compositions, and always included when I share jazz with young people! Here's Duke's "Mood Indigo" featuring the fine bass stylings of the one and only Mr Leon Boykins!

Have a great week - cya back here same time next week! 

What do I take on tour?

New vlog from the last time I was heading out on the road with a band to play at many of the Canadian (and also Rochester) jazz festivals... enjoy! 

Digging in to Bb Major 7 on Trombone | Trombone Tips 014

Digging in to Bb Major 7 on Trombone | Trombone Tips 014

Today we're talking about playing chords on trombone. Have you ever tried to really dig in to chords/arpeggios on trombone? They are ESSENTIAL for understanding jazz theory, and having a comfort level with them is essential for being fluent in your soloing!

Roxy Coss - Confirmation | DynamicDuos 039

Roxy Coss - Confirmation | DynamicDuos 039

Today we are featuring the great tenor saxophone stylings (and one of my good frends here in NYC!) Roxy Coss! We're playing a classic Charlie Parker composition, Confirmation. This was our attempt to create something from nothing, and end up at Confirmation :) 

If you haven't already, make sure to check out Roxy's new album Chasing the Unicorn, from Positone Records!
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and check out Roxy online: https://www.roxycoss.com/

Hope you enjoy! See you next week!

Can you play your Major Scales Vertically? | TromboneTips 013

Can you play your Major Scales Vertically? | TromboneTips 013

Today, we are exploring how to play your Major Scales in a vertical fashion. So what does that mean? Watch the video to find out! :) - Did I mention this was recorded on tour while performing at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival? Fun times!

Are you bored of your "regular" major scales? this exercise will allow you to find more things to practice based on the tried and true major scale!

Happy practicing, and we'll see you back here, next week!

 

Dynamic Duos 038 - I Will Wait for You featuring Rubin Kodheli

Dynamic Duos 038 - I Will Wait for You featuring Rubin Kodheli

Today we're navigating slightly away from the usual, and featuring an amazing instrumentalist that plays an instrument not always associated with jazz - Cello. 

 

I first met Rubin when we started playing in a new band with the amazing clarinetist and composer Anat Cohen last year. We had the chance to play at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival, and record an album that will be coming out sometime in late 2017! 

 

Here we're playing one of my favorite ballads - and it also happens to be by the great film composer Michel Legrand. "I Will Wait for You"

 

Hope you enjoy! Be sure to check out what Rubin is up to, he's doing a lot of creating and exciting stuff!

Rightside Up (Blues for S.T.) - Featuring Joe McDonough

Rightside Up (Blues for S.T.) - Featuring Joe McDonough

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Whats stopping you from starting?

Hey guys - today I'm chatting a bit about some questions about the course - Get Ahead! A Practical Course for the Developing Jazz Trombonist.

Can I really learn jazz online?

How can we interact?

Don't you have to be in person to really learn anything?

I've never really heard of anyone doing this before...

 start the course today!

 

So - maybe you're thinking you're interested in the course, but kind of on the fence... well, I wanted to take a chance to answer some questions about it so we can get started before it's too late!

 

1 - It's not in real time / no interaction

I think that this is an ADVANTAGE - since it's not in real time, you as the student can have time to process, to think, to absorb and then move on to the next lesson on your own timeframe. And there is TOTALLY going to be interaction! You get 5 coaching sessions included with the course. You'll send me a video of your questions, and of you playing some of the course materials, and I'll get back to you with some video feedback of me talking and playing directly answering and responding! It's totally flexible to both of our schedules, and allows us to really make the most of your time working on the material in this course, and take advantage of the technology that's available to us here in 2017!

 

 

2 - It's kind of expensive / what's the return on this investment?

The return is going to be directly correlated with the effort that you put into the course. If you dive in headfirst and go for it - you'll get a LOT of long lasting returns. Music is a marathon not a sprint. This course is jam packed with value! Yes, $99 might seem like a lot to throw down on a non-tangible online course, but check it out, you're going to get:

 

5 Coaching sessions ($100 in Value)

Digital copy of Get Ahead ($12 in Value)

Digital Copy of the Practice Journal ($10 in Value)

4.5 hours of video content ($450 in value for that amount of time in person)

 

And with those things alone you'll be getting $550 worth of value for only $99.

 

 

3 - Can you really learn music from an online course?

YES! Can you learn to play jazz from listening to recordings? Do you need to TALK to John Coltrane or Miles Davis to learn about their music? I think you know the answer to that. Music is about sharing ideas, and exchanging thoughts, sharing our opinions. This course is just that, I'm sharing my approach to playing jazz on the trombone, and it just happens to be packaged all together here - very conveniently I might add! You could scour the internet for free stuff about jazz and trombone, but I think the time saved by investing in a trusted source (whether it's this course, or another) is well worth it! There are hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world using online courses to learn new skills, and better their passions. The music industry is just lagging behind a bit...

 

 

4 - I've never heard of anyone really doing this before...

Well, sure. Online courses in music and jazz are certainly more on the new side. But that doesn't mean it's not an effective learning tool! There is seven chapters worth of exercises that workout not only your trombone skills, but get you thinking about what it means to play music in the 21st century. There are countless courses out there that will teach you any number of skills, and playing music is no different. I promise you'll get well over the cover price of this course in value when you sign up

 

 

 

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Nick’s band Hear & Now LIVE in Studio: https://goo.gl/axnncp

Nick’s duet project with some of New York City’s best jazz artists: “Dynamic Duos”: https://goo.gl/e6zTKQ

Thoughts and Suggestions on playing jazz and trombone “Trombone Tips” -https://goo.gl/Km9u1y

Hear Nick and co. play arrangements of some favorite jazz standards: https://goo.gl/fSyBPt

Have you heard Nick’s 10 Year Suite? https://goo.gl/Bu0rol

 

 

 

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I post weekly videos here on YouTube that feature my original projects! Sometimes it’s a band video, a solo trombone piece, educational tips about jazz and playing trombone, they come out each Wednesday! If you don’t know me, I’m a jazz trombone player, educator, and producer based in New York City. I’ve had some great teachers like Wycliffe Gordon and Steve Turre, and studied at both the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School.  I’m always up to something new so make sure to stay connected if you want to see what’s happening in the jazz world here in NYC!