Nick Finzer

Join Nick Finzer as he returns to the Nashville Jazz Workshop in the new Jazz Cave on Saturday, April 1st, 2023. The New York based trombonist has wowed Nashville audiences in two previous appearances and this one is sure to a treat. Joining Finzer is Pascal Le Boeuf (piano), Roger Spencer (bass), Danny Gottlieb (drums). The concert begins at 7:30pm CST (Doors at 7:00pm). 


One of New York’s most exciting young jazz players, Nick Finzer has a busy performing, recording, and teaching schedule in the Big Apple. He’s taking time out for an annual tour, “Dreams Visions Illusions,” with Nashville the first stop – Birdland is the next stop, by the way! Nick’s new CD comes out this month – check out the video below for a sneak peek!

For this exciting new music Nick has assembled a unique and stellar cast of supporting players:

On piano is one of Vanderbilt’s newest and most exciting faculty members, Pascal LeBoef. Described as “sleek, new,” “hyper-fluent” and “a composer that rocks” by the New York Times, Pascal is a GRAMMY-nominated composer, jazz pianist, and electronic artist whose works range from modern improvised music to hybridizing notation-based chamber music with production-based technology.

Legendary drummer Danny Gottlieb has appeared at NJW many times, so for most of you he needs no introduction. But ICYMI, you should know that Danny was a founding member of the Pat Metheny Group and has performed with everyone from Gary Burton and Stan Getz to the Mahavishnu Orchestra. ‘Nuff said.

And then there’s NJW’s own Roger Spencer on bass. A devotee of the late Ray Brown, his mission is groove, laying the foundation for the Lori Mechem Trio and the late Beegie Adair Trio. No wonder everyone wants Roger on their gig!

NICK FINZER: is one of the most dynamic musicians of the millennial generation. An award-winning trombonist, composer, producer, entrepreneur, and educator, Finzer is bringing the joy and power of Jazz to traditional fans and the most modern 21st century audiences. He’s on a mission to be a passionate voice defining the sound of Jazz in this age.

Never satisfied with just one singular path Finzer can be found on stages all over the world with the likes of the Grammy nominated Anat Cohen Tentet, leading his own band Hear & Now through their most recent critically acclaimed album: Cast of Characters (Outside in Music, 2020), topping Downbeat Magazine’s 2020 “Rising Star Trombone” Category of their Critics Poll,  producing albums and videos for his record label Outside in Music, educating the next generation of musicians as the inaugural Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone at the renowned University of North Texas, and maintaining a robust presence on his YouTube Channel & Social Media sharing resources on trombone, jazz education, and music marketing.

Policies: The Jazz Cave is a BYOB establishment, with no alcohol or food service. You are free to bring alcoholic beverages and snacks. We sell soft drinks and bottled water. The Jazz Cave is a listening room, and we ask patrons to keep conversation to a minimum and silence cell phones. Audio and video recording is prohibited. TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. We do not issue refunds. Masks are recommended for all patrons.

Proceeds from Nashville Jazz Workshop Digital Concerts (if streaming) go to the NJW Artist Fund. The Artist Fund is used to help support and create performance opportunities for area Jazz artists, bringing more Jazz to the community and paying artists for their work.