Barry Finnerty

Barry Finnerty

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World class guitar playing, excellent material, superb musicianship, great grooves, strong vocals, all blended into an entertaining package....that is what you get when Barry Finnerty's band is performing.

Biography

Barry Finnerty is known worldwide as one of the best overall modern jazz guitarists, having performed and recorded with such well-known artists as Miles Davis
(The Man With The Horn, '81), the Crusaders (Street Life, '80), and the Brecker Bros. (Heavy Metal Bebop, '78). He has also released 7 albums as a solo artist.

His always tasty, melodic and soulful guitar playing has been described as a cross between the styles of George Benson and Jeff Beck.

After a 25-year career in New York he returned in 1998 to his home turf, the San Francisco Bay Area, where he continues to lead his own bands and teaches both privately and at the Jazz School in Berkeley. He performed with his own group and also appeared with BB King, Dr. John and Les McCann at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in July 2004. He is also the author of a new book, "Melodic Materials For The Modern Jazz Soloist", which was premiered at the International Association for Jazz Education convention in January 2005.

Please visit www.barryfinnerty.com for full bio, lots of pictures, music, and more!

Discography

(As Leader)
TRAZZ! (TRANCE JAZZ) (2004)
SPACE AGE BLUES (1998)
BARGAIN HUNTERS (1997)
STRAIGHT AHEAD (1996)
2B NAMED LATER (1989)
LIGHTS ON BROADWAY (1985)
NEW YORK CITY (1980)
(As Sideman)
MILES DAVIS:MAN WITH THE HORN (1981)
CRUSADERS: STREET LIFE (1980)
STANDING TALL(1981)
ONGAKU-ZA LIVE IN JAPAN (1982)
ROYAL JAM W/BB KING (1983)
also: JOE SAMPLE-RAINBOW SEEKER (1978)
BRECKER BROTHERS: HEAVY METAL BEBOP (1977)
STRAP HANGIN' (1980)
HUBERT LAWS: ROMEO AND JULIET (1976)
SAY IT WITH SILENCE (1978)
Do a Google search "Barry Finnerty Discography" and you will see a lot more!

Set List

Two or three one-hour sets.

Material will vary depending on the gig, venue, and
instrumentation.