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Hear & Now 2019 and Beyond; Booking Availability and New Management

Click through on the playlist above to see all of the new things that Hear & Now is up to!

NEW MANAGEMENT/BOOKING

I'm excited to move in a new direction with our domestic booking! Our current agency and management: 

Outside in Music - info@outsideinmusic.com

Current Availabilities:

December 10th - 24th, 2018

March 7 - 17th, 2019

May 20th - June 2nd, 2019

June 17th - July 8th, 2019

July 27th - August 4th, 2019

Thanks to NEXTBOP.COM for the Feature!

BIG THANKS to NEXTBOP.COM for featuring the new project on their site! An honor to be a part of their community! :)

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watch the project....

First Trip! Nick Finzer's Hear & Now plays Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child!

50 years ago this year (2018), Herbie Hancock and his band recorded some of the most iconic jazz of the 1960's on his album "Speak Like a Child" - and as fate would have it, this music was among the first jazz I heard and performed as a high school student!

 

Nick Finzer's Hear & Now plays Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child Track 3 - First Trip (composed by Ron Carter) Lucas Pino - Tenor Sax Alex Wintz - guitar Miki Yamanaka - piano Dave Baron - bass Jimmy Macbride - drums Nick Finzer - trombone and arrangements

Speak Like A Child! Hear & Now plays Speak Like a Child

0 years ago this year (2018), Herbie Hancock and his band recorded some of the most iconic jazz of the 1960's on his album "Speak Like a Child" - and as fate would have it, this music was among the first jazz I heard and performed as a high school student!

 

Nick Finzer's Hear & Now plays Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child Track 2 - Speak Like a Child Lucas Pino - Tenor Sax Alex Wintz - guitar Miki Yamanaka - piano Dave Baron - bass Jimmy Macbride - drums Nick Finzer - trombone and arrangements 5

Riot! Hear & Now Plays Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child

50 years ago this year (2018), Herbie Hancock and his band recorded some of the most iconic jazz of the 1960's on his album "Speak Like a Child" - and as fate would have it, this music was among the first jazz I heard and performed as a high school student!

Nick Finzer's Hear & Now plays Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child - track 1 - Riot Lucas Pino - Tenor Sax Alex Wintz - guitar Miki Yamanaka - piano Dave Baron - bass Jimmy Macbride - drums Nick Finzer - trombone and arrangements

 

Solo Series Ep. 2 | Single Petal of a Rose

Solo Series Ep. 2 | Single Petal of a Rose

As you might know, the tune "Single Petal of a Rose" is featured on my latest recording "Hear & Now" and features an arrangement that I'm quite proud of featuring 3 trombones and two bass clarinets plus rhythm section. However, bringing a band like that to every gig would be quite a feat! So back in the fall when I was preparing for this Winter's "Hear & Now" album release tour, I put together this solo arrangement of Single Petal of a Rose that I could play at concerts along the way! The arrangement has taken on a bit more life since it's initial conception when I recorded this back in November 2016, but I hope you'll enjoy hearing this alternate version! 

 

If you're not familiar, Single Petal of a Rose appears in Duke Ellington's "Queen's Suite" - originally written for the Queen of England. It is a solo piano piece of Duke's, but there are also a few great versions of Joe Temperly playing it on Bass Clarinet (this is what really inspired me to think about recording this tune).

 

Enjoy!

Los Angeles CD Release Party at Blue Whale 4.10.17

Los Angeles CD Release Party at Blue Whale 4.10.17

HEAR & NOW cd release at blue whale 4.10.17!

We're celebrating "Hear & Now" with a performance at blue whale Los Angeles!

Monday 4.10.17 9PM!

 ft. John Beasley (piano), Danny Janklow (saxophone), Alex Boneham (bass), and Dan Schnelle (drums)

Here's a quick look at what happened last time we came to the blue whale!

won't you join us? 

 

Lullaby for an Old Friend | Hear & Now Live in Studio Ep. 8

Lullaby for an Old Friend | Hear & Now Live in Studio Ep. 8

This week's Wednesday Watch is a throwback to the recording session for the new album "Hear & Now" ! 

I wrote this piece for an old friend of mine who passed away too soon. It's not just about him passing away, but it's a celebration of life. It's a journey through the melancholy, the bittersweet, but ultimately the joy of having great friends.

Please enjoy, and share "Lullaby for an Old Friend" 

Ft. Lucas Pino, Glenn Zaleski, Jimmy Macbride, Dave Baron, Alex Wintz

Check out that killer cup mute at www.facetmutes.com!

See ya next week - Nick

Hear & Now PDF's

Hear & Now PDF's

From time to time I get inquiries about where you can go to find all the charts from the new album "Hear & Now"

Well, they're all right here! 

Love Wins (Happy Valentines Day)

The #WednesdayWatch comes a day early this week to celebrate Valentines Day here in the USA! This tune from "Hear & Now" celebrates love in all it's shapes, sizes and forms. 

I hope you can enjoy the love in your life today. Enjoy!

Single is Here! "We, the People"

Happy New Year! Enjoy! 

Like what you heard? Leave a comment, and grab the download: http://nickfinzer.selz.com

Today's the day, the release of my latest single "We, the People" 
This song is an embodiment of the spirit of The People. When we stand together, we're stronger than when we're alone. It's about believing in something. Standing for something.

Like, comment, and share! 

Download this track: http://nickfinzer.selz.com
from the February 2017 album "Hear & Now" featuring:
Lucas Pino - http://www.lucaspino.com/
Alex Wintz - http://www.alexwintzmusic.com/
Glenn Zaleski - https://www.glennzaleski.com/
Dave Baron - http://www.davebaronmusic.com/
Jimmy Macbride - https://jimmymacbride.com/

Hear & Now Pre-Order with Exclusive Bonus Offers!

Happy Monday! 

I'm excited to launch the pre-order period for my upcoming February release "Hear&Now" on Outside in Music (www.outsideinmusic.com)!

CD + Digital Download: You'll get the new album "Hear & Now" in February, and an advance digital copy of the album.

Discography: You'll get 3 CD's! Hear & Now, The Chase, and Exposition (lucky you, I've only got like 20 copies of Exposition left!) 

CD + Charts: You'll get a copy of "Hear & Now" plus PDF's of all the charts from the album!

CD Bundle: You'll get 5 copies of "Hear & Now"! Sharing is caring, spread the word. Who doesn't like receiving "just because" gifts from time to time?!? 

Mystery Box: You'll get a few copies of "Hear & Now" plus a digital download and some other goodies. What'll you get? Ya never know... that's part of the fun! 

 Wanna know more? 

watch the video, and get your order in today - these offers won't be back! 

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Hear & Now is Coming soon...

The New Album is coming.....