Musician. Guitarist. Teacher.
"It didn't make any difference to me if I was listening to Lightnin' Slim or a vocal group called the Jewels...or Webern or Varese or Stravinsky.  To me it was all good music."
-Frank Zappa

Photo by David Baumbach

Equally at home in the worlds of rock, jazz, blues and folk,  performer and recording artist Jonathan Finkelman brings feeling, sensitivity and a personal approach to any musical situation.
 
Teaching/Academics
- 15 years on Music Faculty at Hunter College, teaching music theory, sight-singing and ear training classes
- More than 30 years experience teaching private guitar, electric bass and music theory lessons to students of all levels
- B.F.A., Jazz Performance, City College, CUNY
- M.A., Music Composition, Hunter College, CUNY
For more about Jonathan's teaching, click here.
Selected Performing/Recording Credits
Theatrical Productions
- Two Gentlemen of Verona (American Theater of Actors)
 
- Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well... (Five Moon Theatre)
- Summer Suns/Tales of Night (director, George C. Wolfe)
Clubs/Concerts
- Accompanist for Riverside Church Choir Gala concerts
- Co-leader (with Michael Neal) of jazz quintet regularly featured  at Riverside Church Chamber Music Series
- Co-leader (with Ellen Weiss) of Moonglow, guitar-vocal duo, performing jazz/soul classics and original songs at venues throughout NYC area including Metropolitan Room, Caffe Vivaldi, Tagine, Pelham Arts Center
- Arranged and played lead guitar tracks on singer/songwriter John Michael Hersey's CD, Personal Belongings
   
Jonathan is available for restaurants, nightclub dates, parties and special events – as a solo guitarist or with Moonglow, his versatile duo with singer Ellen Weiss.
 
For more information, click here.  
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