Steve Finkelstein: Percussion

Over Twenty Five Years Pro NY Experience... Over Twenty Five Album Credits


Recorded &/or performed and/or toured with:

Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Selena, Mary Wilson & the Supremes, The Sugar Hill Gang, Randy Brecker, David Hykes, Jonathan Butler, Esteban, Debbie Gibson, Anna Vissi, Expose, Melisa Morgan, Joyce Simms, Cathy Kreger, Sean Grace, Richard Marks, Willie Deville, Matt Ballitsaris, Leo Nocentelli, Bill Cosby/Lisa Bonnet Shows, Peter Zizzo, Jason Crosby, Cyril Neville...


As well as...

(this is the unabashed name dropping section!)

Tom Barney & Cornelius Bumpus (Steely Dan), Omar Hakim, Paul Schaeffer, Rocco Prestia, Joey Mosk (Madonna), Gordon Edwards (Crusaders), Sandy B, Terry Lewis, David Kikowsky (Sonny Rollins), Tony Moran, David Morales, Eddie Palmieri, Bobby Malach (Stevie Wonder), Peter Zizzo (J.Lo), Lose Shoes, Chinna & Squiddley (Ziggy Marley), Will Lee, Dean Brown (David Sanborn), Bernie Davis (Stevie Winwood), Rob Baracco (Greatful Dead), Oteil Burbridge & Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers), Armand Sabaleco & Vincent Nguini (Paul Simon), Bari Koral, Carter Burwell (Barton Fink, Fargo), David Hykes, Oz Melendez (Mark Anthony), Akira Tana & Yaron Gershovski (ManhattanTransfer), Hiram Bullock, Danny Gottleib, Mark Egan, Russ Freeman (Rippingtons), David Amram, Mario Cruz (Springsteen), George Witty (Michael Brecker), Doug Stegmeyer & Richie Canatta (Billy Joel), John Abercrombie, Buddy Merriam, Bob Mintzer, Bonnie Tyler, Stanley Jordon, Gladys Night, Tim Reiss (The Stones), Jimmy Webb, Gary Haas (Chaka Khan), Premik (Santana), Steven Stills, Loose Shoes, Melvin Sparks, Fred Vigdor & Pete Abbott (A.W.B.), Will Gallison (Sting), Jim Scott (Paul Winter). Tommy Bowes, Brent Carter, John Scarpulla, Dave Mann, & Barry Danelian (T.O.P.), Dave Valentine, Art Garfunkel, etc.


Some notable Performance Venues and Credits:


    * New York: Apollo, Blue Note, Bottom Line, China Club, IMAC, Lonestar Cafe, My Father's Place, Lincoln Center Outdoors, The Ritz, Stephen Talk House, etc.

    * U.S., Europe, Caribbean: Hammersmith Odean, Blues Alley, Miller Fest., etc.

    * Founding Member, Funk Filharmonik, NY Tower of Power alumni band

    * Special buyer's arrangements with LP, and Samson

    * Two visits to Ghana & Senegal to study West African Drumming

    * Voted Long Island's Best Percussionist, 1999 Long Island Voice


Equipment:


    * L.P. fiberglass congass(tumba and conga)

    * LP 13" and 15" timbales

    * Thundertimb Remo heads

    * LP, JCR and Jopa blocks + bells

    * LP Bongos with "E.M. Ray's" heads

    * Djembe (personally brought back from Senegal)

    * Lots of ethnic percussion from Brazil, Africa, Tibet, China, Japan and the Middle East

    * Zildjian and Paiste cymbals

    * Chinese gongs

    * Assorted pots and pans

    * Fire extinguisher

    * Whistles

    * Children's hammers

    * Noise-makers

    * The kitchen sink, on occasion(really)