Noah Peterson is a delightful and emotional saxophonist. His recordings have been broadcast across the globe and he tours throughout the United States at nightclubs, festivals, schools, community events, private concerts, hospitals, and more. Noah has a stellar reputation as a hard-working, hard-playing musician. He’s been a section leader, sideman, band leader, composer, arranger, producer and business manager for Blues, Funk, Rock, Folk, Gospel, Avant-garde, West African Marimba/mbira, Reggae, Pop, Jazz, zydeco, easy listening, and jam bands.
Noah grew up in Billings, MT as the youngest of four and son of a band director. All of the family played musical instruments although there was never much of an emphasis put on music as anything other than a hobby. Noah's dad had a reputation for having A bible in one-hand and a shotgun in the other. All of the kids grew up strong. A lot of that was probably due to the rough and tumble attitude of Noah and his brothers and their ability to take their lumps when it came their time. Suffice to say country roots are the best roots.
Noah played in the school band and sung choir in elementary and middle school. Noah started playing in the school jazz band in middle school. He didn't compete in competitions much nor did he audition for regional band programs although his siblings did. One brother and his sister frequently did well at competitions and performed in All-state and regional bands. In high school, scheduling didn't allow for students to take both band and choir. As a result, Noah and several of his classmates skipped lunch and left band early to sing in the choir. Noah played in concert band, jazz band, marching band (at least until he made the varsity football team - captain his senior year!) and pep band whose rowdy reputation was notorious throughout the state and acknowledged by rival school basketball coaches as an emotional force to be reckoned with. Suffice to say, music, fun, and adventure were synonyms for Noah.