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    by Doc Dosco

    This week we feature jazz guitarist Joe Finn. Besides being a fine
    player, Joe also hosts the Jazz Guitar Almanac on his website. Don’t
    forget to check it out..

    Online Bio

    Born in Hartford Connecticut, the son of an amateur pianist and
    composer, guitarist Joe Finn was surrounded by music from the very
    first. By age ten he was playing his first guitar and giving lessons to
    kids in the neighborhood. After high school he got a Bachelor’s Degree
    in Music at Plattsburgh State and had the good fortune to play and study
    with Roy Burns, James Spaulding, Jim Miller, Billy Hawkins and Kirk
    Nurock. After college he spent ten years criss crossing the United
    States and Canada playing the guitar in a wide variety of situations.

    Finn has now settled in upstate New York where he concentrates on local
    performances and teaching. He has been featured in Dyanne Marlowe’s Big
    Band of the Northeast for several years on guitar and as a vocalist. His
    CD entitled Straight Ahead has received critical acclaim as well as
    extensive national airplay. His quartet’s appearance on the BET
    network’s Jazz Discovery Showcase won their 1998 award in the jazz
    instrumental category. Two subsequent independent CD releases Guitar
    Signatures and Duets and Blue Tomorrow have helped to establish Joe’s
    reputation as a one of today’s top players.

    Joe Finn’s homepage with sound clips:

    Doc Dosco is a jazz guitarist, composer and audio consultant living in
    Los Angeles, CA. His website is located at ,
    where you can find more information on the ‘What’s Hot with Jazz Guitar’
    columns, audio clips of Doc’s playing, and many additional features. Doc
    endorses Heritage Guitars and is a featured artist on their website. He also endorses the new Pignose Valve Tube Amps — great for jazz (and anything else!

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