TEDxFountainHills welcomes Sherry Finzer to the 2017 Speaker Lineup.
TEDxFountainHills Talk: The Healing Power of Music
Sherry is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences(GRAMMY), ASCAP, NARAS, the National Flute Association and the AZ Flute Society, and the World Flute Assoc. Sherry’s sound is influenced by the different genres of music she plays, by the artists she collaborates with, and by the flutes she uses. She uses various types of flutes to create her pieces, including the family of low flutes, where the sounds of wind instruments are mixed with Gregorian chants, ethereal sounds, and other ethnic instruments to create a relaxing experience. In live performances, she mixes electronic and ethnic sounds without breaking the peace and calm that characterize its parts. She has also used Eastern scales and melodies to evoke an air of mystery and intrigue.
Altogether she has recorded 16 CD’s, releasing three in 2016. The latest are collaborations with guitarist Darin Mahoney and pan-global percussionist and 7-time GRAMMY Nominee Will Clipman titled Trialogue, released April 2016; Majestica – In the Midst of Stars with Cass Anawaty release in July 2016, and Whispers from Silence with Tom Moore, released on Sept 16th.
Her album with Native American flutist Mark Holland – Flute Flight, received nominations from Zone Music Reporter (Best Album-Relaxation/Meditation 2015) and One World Music Radio (Best Album Acoustic 2015), Sherry’s 2014 solo release of Sanctuary III: Beyond the Dream, received nominations from Zone Music Reporter and One World Music for Best Album Acoustic, and charted at #1 and was CD of the Month on the NPR syndicated show Echoes. 2013’s collaboration with guitarist Darin Mahoney, Transformation, won One World Music Best Album of the Year. In addition to her work as an artist, Finzer is also the founder and president of the local non-profit Arizona World Music Initiative, an interactive music awareness program.
Thank you Sherry for joining the stage of TEDxFH!