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ERIC FINLAND

RESUME

RESUME

Summary of Qualifications

26 years of Formal training as a classical and jazz pianist

Specializing in Gospel, Jazz, Delta Blues music and Hammond Organ

B.A. in Music Business and a B.F.A in Music Performance

Experience in Programming with Mainstage

Performed in several international Tours with signed label artists

I am a Nord USA endorsed artist

Touring Experiences

Dan Akroyd’s Blues Brothers Tour with Paul Shaffer (I travelled with this international tour for 2 years playing keys)                      

Joe Louis Walker (3 time Grammy Award winner) (I was the keyboardist/vocalist for the International Hellfire Record Tour.  We traveled to Turkey, Greece, England, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, and many other places while playing large festivals

Jaimoes Jasssz Band- I toured the US playing venues like Red Rocks Ampitheatre working shows with Gregg Allman

Frenchie Davis- Music Director

Bethel AME Church Norwalk, CT -Music Director

The Tallest Tree(Moises Kaufman)- Music Director for for the run at The Guggenheim

Notable Shows

Played for George Clinton and The Pfunk All Stars (I was chosen for the band at Berklee to back him up for his honorary doctorate induction)

Played For Michael McDonald (I was chosen for the band at Berklee to back him up for the Commencement concert)

Played and recorded for Nona Hendrix on her latest album “Mutatis, Mutandis”.

EDUCATION

CATAWBA College 2004-2008

I received my B.A. in Music Business, and received the Most Valuable Musicians award my senior year.   I was a full time Lacrosse player and music student for the school, receiving scholarships for both. 

Berklee College of Music 2008-2011

I received my B.F.A in Music Performance.  I was among the top of my class for performance, getting to perform for the visiting acts.  I was awarded the World Tour Scholarship for Music Performance.

Teachers/references

Bruce Katz- Berklee College Of Music Professor/Keyboardist for Greg Allman Email: tonewheel999@aol.com

Terri Lyn Carrington-Berklee College Of Music Professor/Drummer for Herbie Hancock. Email: tlcdrum@aol.com

Dave Limina-Berklee College Of Music Professor/Organist for Ronnie Earl. Email: davelimina@comcast.net

Nona Hendrix-Multiple Grammy winning artist for Labelle. Email: smart1944@aol.com

GET IN TOUCH

Get in touch with Eric for all booking enquiries

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