Noah Preminger Quartet
Canton raised and Brooklyn-based saxophonist Noah Preminger brings a unique sound, technical mastery and a narrative sensibility to his playing that belies his youth. On his 2011 sophomore album, Before the Rain, released on Palmetto Records, New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff says, "He’s representing himself, and he sounds older here — not three years, but maybe 33 ... He designs a different kind of sound for each note, an individual destiny and story." A relative newcomer to the scene, Preminger has already developed an instantly recognizable sound. According to the Boston Globe's Siddartha Mitter, "He plays with not just chops and composure, but already a distinct voice." In 2009, Preminger received a nomination for "Up and Coming Jazz Artist" by the Jazz Journalists Association. Preminger's debut album, Dry Bridge Road, released on Nowt Records, was named "Jazz Debut of the Year" by the prestigious Village Voice Jazz Critics' Poll.
Preminger has had the opportunity to perform and work alongside Dave Liebman, Billy Hart, Victor Lewis, Steve Davis, Dave Douglas, Joel Frahm, Dave Holland, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Kendra Shank, Danilo Perez, Roscoe Mitchell, Cecil McBee, Bob Moses and numerous others. He has performed as a leader in his own Noah Preminger Sextet and Quartet, and has been a key member of groups including Cecil McBee’s “Transcend” Group, Rob Garcia 4, the John McNeil Group, the Dana Lauren Group and others. Preminger earned his B.M. at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
“… impressive, challenging, and beautiful.” – Kevin Lowenthal, Boston Globe
“…luxe melodic improvising…in the theme of his own ‘Abreaction,’ playing slowly over Mr. Wilson’s fast and quiet free-rhythm drumming, he designs a different kind of sound for each note, an individual destiny and story.” – Ben Ratliff, The New York Times
Noah Preminger - saxophone
Dan Tepfer - fender rhodes
Matt Clohesy - bass
Colin Stranahan - drums