2017 Songbook Youth Ambassador

Finn Sagal is a seventeen year old high school senior from La Cañada Flintridge, California. Finn’s singing career began several years ago, when he followed the example of his older siblings and joined the choir at his middle school. Finn’s family background in music extends for generations; his grandmother performed in USO shows and Broadway productions, and was a writer for The Dean Martin Show and The Jerry Lewis Show. In addition to his accomplishments as a singer, Finn is also a skilled instrumentalist; he is the lead alto sax player in the jazz band at La Cañada High School, and the principal saxophonist in LA’s Colburn School Wind Ensemble.  Finn hopes to pursue opera studies in college, with the ultimate goal of “being able to inspire, and make other people happy”.

As the winner of the Songbook Academy, Finn receives the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to perform with two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein, founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation. Finn will serve as the Songbook Youth Ambassador for one year, and will have opportunities to represent the Songbook Foundation and perform at a variety of venues during that time.


Finn Sagal was named 2017 Songbook Youth Ambassador at the conclusion of the 
 Songbook Academy Finals on July 22nd at the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana.


Youth Ambassador News:

08.10.2017: LCHS Crooner Named a New Ambassador for Songbook

California Teen Finn Sagal Named National Songbook Youth Ambassador

Local teen hits a high note, named Songbook Youth Ambassador

Upcoming Appearances:

11.26.2017: National Anthem at Colts/Titans Game - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

Feinstein's at the Nikko - San Francisco, CA

12.08.2017: Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge, CA

Feinstein's/54 Below - New York, NY

07.28.2018: Songbook Academy Finals - The Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel, IN

Recent Performances:

09.30.2017: Songbook Hall of Fame Gala - The Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel, IN


2017 Songbook Youth Ambassador Finn Sagal
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