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Christian Finger


About the Artist

Performs with:
Christian Finger Band, East West Quartet, Vadim Neselovskyi Group, Drum Tracks Via Internet

Christian Finger is an award winning drummer who has played, toured and recorded with some of the world’s most famous musicians.

Living in NYC and working in a wide variety of fields, Christian’s versatility shows in countless musical styles, ranging from Jazz, Rock, Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Musical/Theater music to work as a studio musician. Here a short list of musicians he has worked with: jazz legend Lee Konitz (featured on Christian’s first Solo CD ”Balance”), Dave Kikoski, Harvie S, Larry Grenadier, Rich Perry, Vadim Neselovskyi (both also featured on 2nd Solo CD “Merge Into Beauty”), Dave Stryker, Bobby Harden (of ‘Blues Brothers Band’), Donny McCaslin, Tim Armacost, Phil Palombi, Dan Tepfer, Rez Abasi, Matt Shulman, Peter Bernstein, Grant Stewart, John Goldsby, Allan Ferber, Mike Nock, Mark Issacs, Achim Kaufmann etc.

After studying in Germany, Netherlands and USA and receiving his BA and MA Degrees, Christian worked as a freelance musician in Germany in Jazz & Pop Music, and at major Theater/Musical productions throughout Europe. That led to features on WDR TV (Germany’s biggest station) and at several radio stations. Christian also founded, drummed and composed for the award winning band “Once in Lifetime”; with this quartet and other bands he performed at major Jazz festivals in Europe.

Christian moved to New York City in 2001, and a world of possibilities to work with fantastic musicians opened up. Since then, he keeps a busy schedule in NYC as a freelance drummer playing in all kinds of settings. In addition, he is leading the "Christian Finger Band ". He wrote, produced and recorded the CD, “Merge Into Beauty” which received rave reviews. Christian’s exciting and diverse compositions have also been part of several theater productions throughout New York City. He also runs a recording studio where clients from all over the world can get drum tracks for their music via internet. Christian teaches privately at his NY Drum School, has written two drum books and several articles for the famous “Modern Drummer” magazine and serves as a judge at the “Drum Off” Competition.. Christian is in the process of recording his new CD “Ananda” which will be released in 2012. His newest projects can be found at:

www.myspace.com/christianfinger
www.nydrumschool.com
www.youtube.com/user/christianfinger

Christian studied with world renowned drummers such as John Riley, Kenny Washington, Jeff Ballard, Billy Drummond, Ari Hoeing, Adam Nussbaum, ‘Smitty’ Smith, Sean Pelton, Mike Clarke, Kim Plainfield, Ramesh Shotham, and also attended master classes with Mel Lewis, Jack DeJohnette, Peter Erskine, Paul Motian, Grady Tate, Tom Brechtlein, Dave Weckl, and Billy Cobham. In addition he studied composition/counterpoint with Mr. H. Derdack (Germany) and Dr. C. Bettendorf (Columbia University NY).

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