Born: June 2, 1986 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Currently living in Brooklyn, NY, jazz saxophonist Noah Preminger has been making a name for himself in the music community. Noah's playing and his group's concepts are influenced by genres ranging from classic to contemporary jazz, from hard rock to ambient music. He has performed extensively all over the northeast at venues such as the Hi-Hat (Providence), Scullers, Jordan Hall, Ryles Jazz Club (Boston), Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, the Village Vanguard, Cornelia Street Cafe, Smalls Jazz Club (New York City), The Bushnell (Connecticut), Upstairs jazz club, L'absynthe (Montreal) and Twins Jazz club and Bossa Project (D.C.). Noah has had the opportunity to perform and work with Dave Liebman, John McNeil, Steve Davis, Nat Reeves, Dave Douglas, John Mastroianni, Joel Frahm, Dave Holland, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Marvin Stamm, Jim McNeely, Phil Grenadier, Roscoe Mitchell, Bob Nieske, Cecil McBee, Bob Moses and others. As of recently, Noah has been an important member of other groups including his own Noah Preminger Sextet, the Dana Lauren Quintet, Low Road (with Eric Lane-pianist and Ruth Lepson-poet), the Bridget Kearney Group and the Nick Sanders Quintet. Noah earned his BM at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Noah's debut album, Dry Bridge Road, is now available on the Nowt Records label. You can purchase a copy at: http://www.nowtrecords.org/albums/noah-preminger-dry-bridge-road The band includes: Russ Johnson- trumpet, Ben Monder- guitar, Frank Kimbrough- piano, John Hebert- bass, Ted Poor- drums and Noah Preminger-saxophone. The album was produced by John McNeil and recorded at Park West Studios in New York.
More than just a promising starting point, this is a display of integrity; here’s a musician you feel you can trust... Preminger’s album “Dry Bridge Road” is unusually graceful... [he] plays with care and dry precision, dividing his time among all registers, with even tone and projection in each. - Ben Ratliff, New York Times
Noah Preminger's impressive premiere, Dry Bridge Road, offers a tantalizing glimpse into the future of an up-and-coming artist. - Troy Collins, All About Jazz
Preminger is a more than promising young tenor saxophonist whose cohorts on this recording debut reflect the esteem in which he is held... the unison line of Sax of a Kind with Ben Monder is immaculately played, while Preminger's solos, particularly on Where Seagulls Fly and Blues for Steve Lacey, are assured and well conceived. Tellingly, in the group improvisations that develop, Preminger sounds thoroughly at home. - Ray Comiskey, Irish Times (Dublin)
...the music should turn listeners' heads and ears... one is immediately struck by the maturity of the compositions... Preminger may be in his early 20s but the maturity of his musical choices shows he's a good listener and very talented. - Richard Kamins, Hartford Courant
Surrounding himself with this hippest of New York cats with chops galore, this smoking debut is a grand statement... This cat is proof the future has bright lights. - Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Noah's understanding of the current jazz idiom is without parallel...He possesses the technique, touch and sensitivity of an elder, plus the knowledge and brains to excel as a professional musician. - Jerry Bergonzi
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I teach out of my place in Brooklyn and in the area. Please contact me for rates and availability. Noah6286@aol.com