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March 23, 2018
FINZER MAHONEY DUO
AWARD-WINNING FLUTIST AND GUITARIST SHARE STORIES AND SONGS FROM LIFE EXPERIENCES
FRIDAY, MAR 23 @ 7PM
Sherry is an international award-winning flutist, composer, and performer. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, she performs as a soloist and with her guitarist Darin Mahoney, Native American flutist Mark Holland, Australian pianist Fiona Joy, Windham Hill pianist Scott Cossu, and other local, national and international musicians. She is known for her variety of musical styles, and performs and consults as a Guo Flute Performing Artist, and Recording Artist for Heart Dance Records. Musically, Sherry has evolved from a classical, competitive flutist to recording acclaimed new age music albums. Reviewers have described her playing as “deeply haunting. . . calms and yet piques the senses”. Echoes Radio host and contemporary instrumental music critic John Diliberto has referred to Sherry’s sound as “winged chamber music.” Explore Sherry’s creative world further at www.sherryfinzer.com.
Darin blends his country and bluegrass styles into gentle contemporary instrumental melodies. In 2013, he released a collaboration album with flutist Sherry Finzer, called Transformation, which won Album of the Year from One World Music in the UK. His song Confused, from his solo album In the Grain, was placed in the documentary Absent. GRAMMY® winning guitarist and Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman has written of Darin’s music: “Darin’s stock in trade is melody. The forms are traditional and familiar, but the melodies, heartfelt without exception, are all Darin’s. The overall impression is of being in place you know well and love deeply, but being suddenly amazed one afternoon that the view is so spectacular.” Darin is a luthier and performs and records on his hand-built guitar made of koa wood and cedar. Explore Darin’s creative world further at www.darinmahoney.net.
Sherry and Darin won the OWM Award for their album Transformation in 2013, and most recently received the award from Zone Music Reporter for Best Acoustic Album 2016 for their release Trialogue, recorded with seven-time GRAMMY Nominee and pan-global percussionist Will Clipman.
Sherry performs on a variety of specialty flutes, including alto, bass and contrabass flutes, and Darin on several of his guitars. They will be performing selections from their award-winning albums Transformation and Trialogue, while sharing their stories about the songs and their life experiences that helped shape their music and careers.
Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music. Some performances are pre-sale ticketed and some are at-door pricing. Your purchase will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.
The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center on 7th Street south of the traffic light at E. Highland Rd., tucked away from the street at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Additional parking is available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room Phoenix.