Matt Finley

     & Rio JAZZ




  bullet  Rio JAZZ is no longer performing.

  Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to us for 31 years
  in over 60 concerts. We are pleased to have been able to share our
  Brazilian jazz music with you for free.

  More than 70 artists have performed with the band since 1988, including:
  • 1998-2018 Matt Finley
  • 1998-2018 Peter Tomlinson
  • 1990-2018 Jeff Ciampa
  • 2001-2018 Tomas Martin Lopez
  • 2003, 2006-2018 Joel Rosenblatt
  • 2005-2018 Bruce Berky
  • 2007-2018 Don Miller
  • 2010-2018 Chris Brellochs
  • 1988-1991 Paul Rossman
  • 1988-1992 Charlie Morano
  • 1990, 1995-1998, 2005 Jeff Siegel
  • 1994-1999, 2005 John Menegon
  • 1997-2003 Kelly Conner
  • 2000-2004, 2018 Peter McEachern
  • 2000-2005 Terry Silverlight
  • 2000-2007 Mark Egan
  Special appearances by:
  • Bill O'Connell, Jon Werking, Pete Levin, Larry Ham - piano
  • Leo Traversa, Tony Marino, Lou Pappas - bass
  • Richie Morales - drums
  • Ken Lovelett - percussion
  • Denise Jordan Finley - vocal & guitar
  • And others! See the complete list.



 Rio JAZZ is the Hudson Valley's premier Brazilian/American concert jazz band.

 We are usually eight musicians (but as many as 12) and often have guest artists.

 Our concerts feature the music of Brazil, jazz standards, and original compositions.

 Rio JAZZ was formed by Matt Finley in 1988.

Photos by Duane Beyer