Imagine a breath of ancient breeze stirring the fabled Aeolian strings, accompanied by the rhythm of distant thunder and the melody of gentle rain on your window pane, and you’ll have an inkling of the subtle, sophisticated sounds of Trialogue: timeless music as old as the earth and sky, yet as fresh and new as tomorrow’s sunrise. Featuring international award-winning multi-flutist and Heart Dance Records recording artist Sherry Finzer playing concert C, alto and bass flutes; luthier and guitarist Darin Mahoney playing his self-built koa and cedar acoustic guitars; and seven-time GRAMMY® Nominee Will Clipman playing a pan-global palette of drums and percussion, this genre-transcending trio blends the depth of classical discipline with the down-home soulfulness of American roots music and the percolating pulse of worldbeat to create an entirely original sound that is at once soothing and energizing. Renowned Echoes Radio host John Diliberto has described Sherry’s sound as “ambient chamber music” that entrances the ear, elevates the spirit and enlivens the mind. While the music of Trialogue richly rewards contemplative listening, it also extends an irresistible invitation to celebratory dance.
Trialogue received airplay on FM, College and Internet Radio Stations around the globe, and was awarded the award for Best Acoustic Album 2016 from Zone Music Reporter – the leading Contemporary Instrumental world music chart.
The ambient/electronic/chill/groove project Majestica can be heard on the global airwaves, multiple airlines, and the Sirius XM Spa Channel. Multi-instrumentalist Cass Anawaty is the mastermind behind Majestica, playing bass, guitar, synths, keys and drums, with Sherry Finzer on a variety of flutes.
The group has appeared on the "Echoes Radio" live concert series. Their 2nd release Auriga to Orion won the Zone Music Reporter Best Chill Groove Album 2016 and was nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the RoundGlass Music Awards. The 4-track EP SPIRE is their latest release, which features new member Brian Fechino on electric guitar.
Phoenix-based flutist Sherry Finzer and Chino Valley guitarist Darin Mahoney have received many accolades and awards for their music. Their first recording, Transformation, received Album of the Year from One World Music in the UK and their second, Trialogue, with 7-time GRAMMY Nominee Will Clipman, won Best Acoustic Album from Zone Music Reporter, the Top 100 chart for New Age, Ambient, and World music.
Sherry and guitarist Darin first met at a fundraising concert in Greer, Arizona, when both were playing with different acts for a benefit for the Wallow Fire Relief fund. As a stage 4 cancer survivor who used the music of GRAMMY-winning guitarist and Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman to help heal, Darin combines his blend of country and bluegrass with Sherry's ever-growing collection of low flutes, along with her classical and world background, to create a deeply haunting, beautifully enchanting, and uniquely memorable sound.
The duo has toured together throughout the southwest and has performed at various venues throughout Arizona, including the Musical Instrument Museum, Desert Botanical Gardens, Green Valley Performing Arts Center, The Listening Room, Tlaquepaque in Sedona, and more. In July of 2019 the duo was one of the performing acts on the 14th annual Howling Coyote Tour, which traveled through Arizona and California. They often play at Veterans Hospitals, Hospice and Cancer Treatment Centers. Their music can be heard on the C.A.R.E. Channel in hundreds of hospitals around the world, the Sirius XM Spa Channel, Stingray, Music Choice Soundscapes, US and International Airlines, hundreds of radio stations around the globe. They have also spoken and performed for TedX in Fountain Hills, AZ.
Both artists have recorded, toured and performed with a variety of artists. Darin Mahoney has accompanied a variety of Arizona country artists and has opened for Kenny Chesney. His song Confused from his debut solo album In the Grain (co-produced by Will Ackerman), was used in the documentary Absent. He has recorded two albums and several singles with Sherry Finzer (Transformation - 2013, Trialogue - 2016).