Zachary Finnegan


Zachary Finnegan, a rising star in the world of jazz trumpet, calls Chicago, IL home. His musical journey skyrocketed when he finished his first global tour alongside five-time Grammy Award winner Michael Bublé in 2023, entertaining audiences in arenas and stadiums worldwide. With an impressive discography of 13 albums with a debut album releasing in June of 2024, Zach’s trumpet has lent its brilliance to esteemed ensembles like the Buddy Rich Big Band, Alan Gresik Swing Orchestra, and the Blueshift Big Band.

From the iconic Madison Square Garden to the vibrant streets of São Paulo’s Allianz Parque, Zach’s trumpet has echoed across diverse landscapes, captivating audiences with soulful melodies. Closer to home, he’s a fixture at established jazz venues throughout the Midwest, including The Green Mill, Café Coda, The Chatterbox and Andy’s Jazz Club playing alongside esteemed musicians such as Matt Ulery, Thaddeus Tukes, Meghan Stagl, Marlene Rosenberg, Camila Mennitte and many more.

Zach’s musical prowess extends beyond solo performances; his ensembles have graced stages at renowned festivals such as the Riverfront Jazz Festival, where they opened for jazz legend Dave Liebman in 2017. Headlining events like the Bull Falls Jazz Festival and the Taste of Bloomington Festival further solidify his place in the jazz scene.

In addition to previously leading his own bands, including the “Crossroads Quintet” and “Omnos Quartet,” Zach collaborates as a sideman with the popular hip-hop/jazz-fusion outfit “Clint Breeze and the Groove.” A graduate of UW-Stevens Point and Indiana University, Zach’s musical journey continues to evolve, resonating with audiences worldwide.

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