In 2016 John Finbury became a Latin Grammy-nominated composer as his song “A Chama Verde” was nominated for a Latin Grammy for “Song of The Year.”

John has been writing music for over thirty-five years. In 1979 he composed and recorded a “bump and grind” jazz soundtrack for “Portraits from the 2 O’Clock Lounge”, a TV documentary by Fred Simon produced for WGBH Boston about Boston’s legendary “Combat Zone” strip club. The R&B and pop songs he wrote and recorded have garnered current critical attention and many of those songs were purchased in 2014 by Fervor Records for their Vintage Americana music library – ( Five songs from “Imaginario” were nominated for awards by the judges for the 2015 American Songwriting Awards. One of these, “SambaDan won for “Best Instrumental.”

On September 21, 2016, “A Charma Verde” was nominated for a Latin Grammy award for “Song of the Year”.

The 16th Annual Latin Grammy Award Ceremony was held in Las Vegas, on Nov. 16th and 17th, 2016.

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View the Latin Grammys 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Page.