John Finbury an Unlikely Grammy Honoree

John Finbury an Unlikely Grammy Honoree

He is a 67-year-old lawyer, a partner in the Haverhill, Mass., firm his father founded. But on Sunday he’ll be at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, waiting to hear if Sorte! Music by John Finbury wins the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album, a category pitting it...
Andover Man Up For Grammy

Andover Man Up For Grammy

Jazz harmonies marry Latin rhythms in Merrimack Valley man’s music ANDOVER — John Finbury sat at and played the piano, his fingers coaxing jazz harmonies from the 1903 Steinway in his Andover living room. Delicate nostalgia and modern currents emerged from the...
Latin Jazz Network Review of Sorte!

Latin Jazz Network Review of Sorte!

Sorte! – John Finbury ft. Thalma De Freitas Two albums into his worshipful “Brasilian sojourn” John Finbury has written six new songs that further declare his abject love for Brasil with a third (Brasilian) album, Sorte!. This time around the music includes lyrics by...
Downbeat Beyond

Downbeat Beyond

John Finbury, the only American in this bunch, is a Massachusetts based pianist and songwriter who caused something of a stir in 2016 when a song of his was nominated for a Latin Grammy. His new recording, Sorte! (Greenflash; 28:46 ♦ ♦ ♦ ½), is a collaboration with...
Michael’s Jazz Blog Review

Michael’s Jazz Blog Review

Today’s album “Sorte!” comes from composer John Finbury and singer-lyricist Thalma de Freitas. John Finbury is a lawyer and musician from Andover, Massachusetts, who become well known in 2016 when he was earning a Latin Grammy nomination for his song “A Chama Verde”...

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