Past Event

POSTPONED: Composer’s Night: Jonathan Finlayson Trio & Mark Wade Trio



Jonathan Finlayson Trio
Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet / Anthony Tidd, Bass /  Timothy Angulo, drums

Jonathan Finlayson has been described by the New York Times as “an incisive and often surprising trumpeter” who “brings a bladelike attack to complex materials.” Born in Berkeley, California, Finlayson began playing the trumpet at the age of ten in the Oakland public school system. A love for music brought Finlayson to New York where he attended the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and received a B.F.A. in performance.

Finlayson is widely admired for his ability to tackle cutting-edge musical concepts with aplomb. As a leader his critically acclaimed group Sicilian Defense has played festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. Working as a composer, Finlayson has been commissioned by the FONT festival, Jazz Gallery, Roulette Intermedium and the Shifting Foundation. He also participated in the 2016 Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute where he was one of ten chosen to write for a full orchestra. As a sideman Finlayson has performed and recorded in groups led by Steve Coleman, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Vijay Iyer, Steve Lehman and Mary Halvorson.


Mark Wade Trio

Tim Harrison, piano /  Mark Wade, bass / Scott Neumann, drums

Voted one of the top bassists of 2016, 2018, and 2019 by the prestigious Downbeat Magazine Reader’s Poll, Mark Wade has been an active bassist in the NYC area for over 20 years. Wade’s debut album Event Horizon (2015) and follow up release Moving Day (2018) received international acclaim. Moving Day was picked as the Album of the Year for 2018 by Something Else Reviews. Wade has received several other features and interviews about his releases and was commissioned by Downbeat Magazine to write a master class article for its July 2015 and August 2018 issue. He has played with notable jazz artists such as James Spaulding, Jimmy Heath, Conrad Herwig, Harry Whitaker, Pete McGuinness, Peter Eldridge, Don Byron, and he appeared on The Today Show with Stacey Kent. Mark Wade is a faculty member of the Lehigh University jazz program.



New Music Horizons is dedicated to the support of new music in the fields of contemporary jazz and classical music in the NYC metro area. New Music Horizons seeks to help emerging and mid-career contemporary jazz and classical composers to build audiences by presenting them in concert and promoting their work. It is our goal to help these composers to reach people of diverse backgrounds by offering our concerts for low or no cost to the community. New Music Horizons seeks to share the excitement of listening to new music and help people experience music in a new way.