Jonathan Finlayson

Jonathan Finlayson

Jonathan Finlayson has been recognized by the New York Times as “…an incisive and often surprising trumpeter,” who is “…fascinated with composition.” Since moving from his native Oakland, California, to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Jonathan Finlayson has been an active voice in the New York creative music scene.

A veteran of visionary Steve Coleman’s Five Elements, Finlayson has gained invaluable knowledge and experience through his years of playing alongside the saxophonist and conceptualist. He has also performed in groups led by Ravi Coltrane, Steve Lehman, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and played alongside such notables as Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Nasheet Waitts, Dafnis Prieto and Von Freeman.