Thanks to all that attended the Boulder Coffee hit last night with my quintet, it was a lot of fun to be able to play a concert of my originals with some great musicians! Thanks to Chris Teal, Mike Frederick, Chris Ziemba, and Dave Baron for putting in the time to learn some challenging material!

The summer is shaping up to be a busy one! This week I'll be recording with the Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk Big Band, for that groups debut recording! Also on the horizon is the Rochester International Jazz Festival, always a great time of year to live here in Rochester, definitely looking forward to playing with the Dave Rivello Ensemble, Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Little Big Band, Jazz Contingent, and the Po' Boys Brass Band at the festival this year!

On top of that all that, we are in the beginning stages of recording the next Po Boys album, planning for my trip to the ITA competition in Austin Texas in July, and relocating to NYC to start at Juilliard in the fall! I also uploaded a few new videos of my quintet to youtube (and posted on facebook), be sure to find "Nick Finzer Quintet" on facebook on become a fan!

Here's to hoping I survive the summer! See you on the other side...

Nick