# finite sum of riemann function

find a closed form for the sum of the zeta function $\zeta(k)$ for $k$ runs from $1$ to $n$. I need this to find the sum of an infinite series involving the zeta function at the natural numbers. Any help is nice.

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Faulhaber's Formula: $$\sum_{k=1}^n k^x=\frac{1}{x+1}\sum_{k=0}^x \binom{x+1}{k}B_kn^{x+1-k}$$ where $B_k$ are the Bernoulli numbers. Of course, these provide good approximations when the powers are in the integers. Generally, you'd need Euler-Maclaurin. These sums also have expressions using generalized harmonic numbers.
$$\sum_{n=2}^\infty \zeta(n)-1=1$$ $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \zeta(2n+1)-1=\frac{1}{4}$$ $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \zeta(2n)-1=\frac{3}{4}$$
And of course, I'm assuming you know the Hurwitz Zeta function: $$\zeta(s,q)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{(q+n)^s}$$