SHERRY FINZER

Sherry Finzer is an international award-winning American flutist, composer, and performer based in Phoenix, AZ. She performs as a soloist, and with a variety of musicians, including guitarist Darin Mahoney, Native American flutist Mark Holland, Australian pianist Fiona Joy, Windham Hill pianist Scott Cossu, and Pan-Global Percussionist and 7-time GRAMMY Nominee Will Clipman. She is known for her variety of musical styles, and performs as a Guo Flute Performing Artist and Recording Artist for Heart Dance Records Sherry is a classically trained flutist, and is now inspired by different genres of music, the artists she collaborates with, and the variety of flutes she performs on. Reviewers have described her playing as “deeply haunting…calms and yet piques the senses. On the long-running NPR show “Echoes”, host John Diliberto has referred to Sherry's sound as "Winged Chamber Music." Altogether she has recorded 12 CD’s, with 2014's solo release of Sanctuary III: Beyond the Dream, receiving nominations from Zone Music Reporter and One World Music for Best Album Acoustic, charted at #1 as CD of the Month on the NPR syndicated show Echoes. 2013's collaboration with guitarist Darin Mahoney won One World Music Best Album of the Year.

www.sherryfinzer.com

CASS ANAWATY

Cass Anawaty is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and award winning audio engineer. Beginning musical life as a drummer, he quickly adopted acoustic guitar as his main instrument and studied classical technique while attending college. He was intrigued by the world of steel-string alternate tunings, and attended master classes with Alex DeGrassi. While living in Northern California, he began studying flamenco guitar with Mark Taylor, and once relocated to Portland, Oregon, studied jazz theory with renowned guitar instructor Don Latarski. As a child of the 80’s, he was always drawn toward the adventurous synthesizer sounds of his youth, and began experimenting with sound design in a musical context. Also an adept bass player, he performs with internationally-known new age icons 2002. He released two records with “Anawaty/Russell” with garnered critical acclaim. Cass owns and operates Sunbreak Music, his studio located in Scottsdale AZ, where he provides services related to audio and audio production. His work has charted on Billboard and numerous Indie charts in a variety of genres.

www.sonoranmastering.com

 

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