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Nick Finzer / Air For Ants / The Habits / The Walking Palms

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Nick Finzer / Air For Ants / The Habits / The Walking Palms
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:45 PM
The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
  • 21 & over
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Show Details
  • Ticket Price: $8.00
  • Door Time: 7:15 PM
  • Restrictions: 21 & over

Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
  • Nick Finzer

    Nick Finzer

    An award-winning composer, arranger, and trombonist, Finzer is bringing the joy and power of Jazz to both 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 while also bringing street cred to the trombone with a bold, tight sound. 

    Born into the musical world (Mom Sherry Finzer is an international flutist), Finzer developed a fascination for the music of Duke Ellington and found himself, in high school, performing at the annual Essentially Ellington competition of Jazz at Lincoln Center. It was then that he decided to pursue a life in music himself. His budding talent was recognized by Wycliffe Gordon who began a life-long mentorship by writing four pieces for the young Finzer while he attended the Eastman School of Music. Nick went on to get his masters at Juilliard’s prestigious Jazz program where he was mentored by the trombone legend Steve Turre

    In 2011 Nick was the winner of the Eastern Trombone Workshop’s National Jazz Trombone Competition and was a finalist in the 2010 International Trombone Association’s Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Competition

    In January of 2013 Nick released his recording debut as a bandleader and composer with “Exposition” (Outside In Music). Two tracks appearing on the album garnered Finzer a pair of accolades: The prestigious American Society of Composers and Performers (ASCAP)’s Herb Alpert Award for young composers (2013 & 2015) 

    In 2014, Nick composed a new album-length work, “The Chase.” Nick's sophomore album debuted in July of 2015 on Origin Records to rave reviews, a feature article in Downbeat Magazine, and peaked at #6 on the JazzWeek Charts. 

    Famed trombonist and mentor Wycliffe Gordon called Finzer “a new voice [in] the pantheon of upcoming trombone greats in the making” and added “Nick's CD is a glowing example of things to come.” 

    When away from NYC, Finzer can be found touring the globe not only with his own projects, but as part of YouTube sensation, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Finzer has joined the group on television, in viral videos with millions of views, and on tours across North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.  

    Finzer has performed at top Jazz clubs and concert halls with Wynton MarsalisJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Lucas Pino’s No Net Nonet, Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans ProjectBob Stewart’s Double Quartet, Frank WessTerrell Stafford, Lewis Nash, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Walt WeiskopfSlide Hampton, Frank Kimbrough, Carl Allen, Steve Turre and many more

  • The Walking Palms

    The Walking Palms

    Bio: On our rise to fame in 2001 as a Peruvian tribal pop band, our lead vocalist Austin Bardowell suffered a massive head trauma in an unfortunate statue accident, setting us back in our abilities to perform and ultimately losing us a $2 million contract with Sony Music Entertainment. In efforts to regain Austin's memory and rebuild the band, drummer Ian Baumbach, bassist David Martinez, and guitarists Daniel Arnold and Michael Austin set out to the Peruvian Amazon to get in touch with our roots. Upon arrival, Shaman P'aqo Majnu greeted us with the nectar of the Socratea Exorrhiza tree, or the walking palm, which is known amongst the natives as a powerful source of healing. After awaking from what ended up being a 72 hour, hallucinogen fueled quest, we wiped the mud from our eyes and the Walking Palms was formed. Now we play surf punk from our basement home in Los Angeles, California. 

  • Air For Ants

    Air For Ants

    Once a solo experimental electronic project in 2010, Air For Ants is now regarded by 11 time Grammy winner Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds as a band with “cool songs”. Upon hearing the 2015 album We Think It Was Raised by Wolves, Coldplay Producer Ken Nelson stated that front man Dominic Sahagun “has a fantastic voice.” A documentary, Do I Hear a Dollar?, will be released next year about the making of the 2017 album Once Again with Feeling. Air For Ants is currently on a US tour with possible European dates later this year.

  • The Habits

    The Habits

    The Habits, comprised of Wolf Bradley, Chance Famighetti, and Andrew Macatrao formed at The San Pedro Ballet School which is owned by Wolf's parents. The Habits goal is to write songs that audiences new and old and can sing along to immediately. They've played all around Hollywood and never get tired of it.  

Set Times:
  • 07:45 PM - Nick Finzer
  • 08:30 PM - The Walking Palms
  • 09:15 PM - Air For Ants
  • 10:20 PM - The Habits

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