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         Pictures of saxophonist Tom Finn: 

With the Parker O’Malley Big Band [next to the last sax on   the right] at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum 2001

Gee, Dad, these guitar strings are killing my fingers!!!  Don’t you have a horn or something I could play?

Soloing with the College of St. Rose Summer                      Jazz Band 2003

On the job with the old man.

May 2004 concert with conductor Justin DiCioccio

Performing at the Litchfield Jazz Festival 2003

A boy and his horn.

Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble 2004

Performing at the Litchfield Jazz Festival 2004.

Don Braden’s preconcert remarks 2004.

Soloing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble, December 2004.

Relaxing at home.

March 2005 Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble concert with trombonist Conrad Herwig.

Concert appearance with David Sanchez at Williams College March 2005

 April 2005 Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble concert with guest artist Blue Lou Marini.

Concert appearance with Wycliffe Gordon, April 2005.

In concert with Allen Vizzutti at The College of Saint Rose, April 2005.

Backstage with Allen Vizzutti and Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble Director Paul Evoskevich.

Masterclass with bari sax great Gary Smulyan and pianist Pete Malinverni June 2005.

Onstage with Jonah Jonathan, bass; Pete Malinverni, piano; Austin Becker, alto sax and Gary Smulyan, bari sax.

Sax star Joe Lovano stopped by to say hello before his set with The Vangaurd Orchestra.

With guitar great and combo leader Dave Stryker.

Here is Tom backstage with his instructor, the great Ralph Lalama, who performed brilliantly with The Vangaurd Orchestra.

Performing with fellow alto saxophonist Austin Becker.

In concert with saxophone great Loren Schoenberg April 2006

In concert with The Joe Finn Quintet, April 2006 with Scott Bassinson, keyboard; John Menegon, bass; Joe Barna, drums and Joe Finn, guitar. This concert was part of an AFM “Jazz Appreciation Month” presentation.

With Manhattan School of Music instructor Jacam Manricks.

Jamming with Lee Shaw on keyboard and Peter Toigo on bass as Steve Lambert waits his turn on trumpet, April 2006.

Graduation day at Manhattan School of Music prep division with dear old Dad.

Soloist with The Empire State Youth Orchestra under the direction of Helen Cha-Pyo, June 2006.

With Chatham High School Music Director, bandleader and mentor, Mark Giordano, 2006.

Sound clips 2004:


With combo leader and guitar great Paul Bollenback, July 2006.

Stars Fell on Alabama

Tom is very proud to have been identified as the Saxtalk Junior Saxophonist of the Month for February 2005 by

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Equipment as of January 2006:

Selmer Mk VII Alto Saxophone, Morgan Excalibur 7E, Francois Louis ligature, VanDoren Java 3 reeds

Selmer Mk VI Tenor Saxophone, Brilhart Vintage Metal Custom inlay 8 star, Brilhart ligature, Java 3 reeds

Martin Committee Tenor Saxophone, Brilhart White Tonalin, Brilhart ligature, Java 3 reeds

Winston Soprano Saxophone (black lacquer), Otto Link gold plated 7 star, Java 3 reeds


At this point [July 2009] Tom Finn is continuing to develop into a terrific musician and soloist. Current schedule information and soundclips can be found at:   Tom’s Myspace music page.

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