About

Lone saxophonist Dustin Finer packed the punch of a sax quartet with a quarter of the people by using his looper. -McGill Tribune

Dustin Finer is a Montreal-based saxophonist and teacher. Dustin grew up in Vermont where he began playing the saxophone at age nine. Throughout middle and high school Dustin studied with Michael Zsoldos and Fred Haas. Under their mentorship Dustin showed early promise, winning top chairs in both the Vermont All State Concert Band and the All New England Concert Band.

Dustin studied Saxophone Performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music under the legendary Abe Kestenberg and inimitable Dr. Jacqueline Leclair. While at McGill, he was a recipient of the Angela C. Kramer Memorial Award in Music (2012) which is awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarship Committee to an outstanding undergraduate student. He graduated with Distinction for Outstanding Achievement in Saxophone (2014).