Noah Haidu

Primary Instrument: Piano

Noah Haidu

Pianist and composer Noah Haidu is evidence that 21st century jazz can be adventurous, fresh and swing hard; that an exciting, modern pianist can play memorable melodies and soulful grooves. His powerful new Posi-Tone Records CD SLIPSTREAM is garnering impressive reviews and radio play: write-ups in JazzTimes, the Financial Times, Downbeat,, and 8 weeks in the top 50 national Jazzweek charts. Noah has also gained the attention of the jazz world through live appearances or recordings with heavyweights such as Mike Stern, Jeremy Pelt, Ambrose Akinmusire, Benny Golson, Jon Irabagon, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, Duane Eubanks, and Winard Harper. His ensembles appear regularly at New York City jazz venues such as Smalls Jazz Club and Kitano Jazz....
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“Unquestionably one of the most confident and impressive of all the new pianists… Haidu is an important new talent.” --Tony Hall, Jazzwise Magazine (UK) june issue 2011

“Noah Haidu’s strong debut CD delivers springy rhythms, atmospheric themes and well-crafted piano lines that rest seductively on the underlying harmonies.” --Mike Hobart / Financial Times, 6/21/11

“...the cat can play his butt off” --R.J.DeLuke / , 11/21/11

Noah Haidu swings with seasoned authority...and stretches in daring fashion on a blistering trio rendition of Cole Porter's Just One of Those Things.” --Bill Milkowski / Jazz Times, August 2011

“Haidu’s compositions progress with a forthright liveliness... beautifully wrought”. --Bill Meyer / Downbeat, July 2011

“a striking first album, full of superb, straight-ahead jazz...” --Bruce Lindsay / , 4/14/11

“...some of the best group jazz you can hear in 2011... It’s affirming to hear a pianist who’s chock full of ideas.” --Nick Bewsey / ICON Magazine, May 2011

“swings with authority and absolute divine purpose... he is without a doubt the real deal.” --Rob Young /, 4/12/2011

“Listen to this with good headphones because this young lion piano man brings a bunch of stars together and together they hit it right from the first byte. A killer straight ahead date...Haidu is a real comer that’s sure to turn into a bright star. It smokes. You need to check it out.” --Chris Spector /, 3/20/2011

“That brings me to the album's greatest strength: Haidu's compositions Never falling back on clichés and never venturing so far out that he loses the listener, Haidu occupies that sweet spot where melodic adventurousness meets harmonic elegance. And, as a pianist, he is every bit as exciting as the great players in his band.” --Ron Netsky / Rochester City Newspaper, 5/24/11

“The pianist really dances over the active rhythm section...blends the influences of Monk, Herbie Hancock and Geri Allen into a most funky concoction... Haidu can certainly play” --Richard B. Kamins / (Step Tempest), 3/22/11

“This one's going to knock you out... a chance to hear Haidu's strength and majesty on piano...” --Marc Myers /, 3/27/11

“The music is energetic, straight ahead jazz joy. I especially like Haidu’s style of playing... his solos are gorgeous.” --Ken Blanchard / 4/29/11

“He sets up the rhythmic direction of the music with his chordal statements, supports the hornlines... and solos with passion and purpose. He even seems to develop a telepathic rapport with drummer John Davis, as both seem to lock in with one another and turn up the heat during Haidu's solo spot.” --Dan Bilawsky /, 3/30/2011

  • Momentum

    Posi-Tone Records
  • Slipstream

    Posi-Tone Records

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