Joe Finn

Joe Finn (born January 29, 1953 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American jazz guitarist, vocalist and jazz guitar educator based in Upstate, New York.
His album “Straight Ahead” (1992) received critical acclaim an extensive national airplay. His The Joe Finn Quartet won the BET network Jazz Discovery Showcase Award in the jazz instrumental category, in 1998.

Joe Finn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Plattsburgh State University. There he worked with players like Paul Winter, Chuck Mangione, Roy Burns, and Kirk Nurock, Billy Cobham, and John McLaughlin.

Influenced by: Oscar Moore (Nat Cole Trio), George Benson, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino.

Likes to listen to guitarists like: Fred Fried, Jim Hall, Paul Bollenback, Russell Malone, Mark Whitfield, Jimmy Bruno, and Pat Martino.

  • 1992 Straight Ahead, JFP Records
  • 2002 Blue Tomorrow, JFP Records
  • 2005 String Theory, Joe Finn Projects