Maya Finlay is an Audio Engineer, Producer, Songwriter and Musician based in San Francisco, CA with more than 11 years of experience in professional audio.
As a live sound engineer, Maya has worked at some of the most beloved venues in San Francisco, including The Independent, Boom Boom Room, Elbo Room, the Stern Grove Festival and with Rock the Bike. She does sound full-time at SFJAZZ Center and tours regularly with Rosanne Cash as Monitor Engineer. Throughout her concert career, she has also mixed for such heavyweights as Sheila E., Esperanza Spalding, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Allen Toussaint, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ghostface Killah, J Mascis, Snarky Puppy, Pink Martini, Ry Cooder, Emmylou Harris, and many more. In addition to live sound reinforcement, Maya has done live multi-track recordings for numerous artists including Herbie Hancock.
Maya started her audio career in the studio, and continues to do music tracking, editing, mixing, and producing. Maya has recorded local artists Gisela Tangui, La Gente, and produced music by Sang Matiz as well as her own band, Gringa. She conducts most of her studio work at Women’s Audio Mission and in her home studio, the My-Fy Hive.
An international traveler at heart, Maya was born in Canada, raised in California, studied in Colorado, and lived in Spain and Brazil before returning to the Bay Area. She has a B.A. in Spanish and Portuguese, Language and Culture from CU Boulder, as well as Certificates in Sound Recording and Sound Design from City College of San Francisco.
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