Firehouse 12 To Present The Noah Preminger Quartet April 24th

Photo by Matthew Fried

Photo by Matthew Fried

On Friday, April 24th, Firehouse 12 will present a two-set performance by tenor saxophonist/composer Noah Preminger and his quartet. The Hartford native and widely acclaimed wunderkind is on the road building on the success of his 2008 debut, Dry Bridge Road (Nowt Records), which earned Best Debut of the Year honors in the prestigious Village Voice Jazz Poll. His group features the veteran talents of pianist Frank Kimbrough, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Jeff Davis.

In a recent feature in the Boston Globe, Siddhartha Mitter wrote, “all the evidence thus far says Preminger is ahead of the game. He plays with not just chops and composure, but already a distinct voice: His approach privileges mood and reflectiveness, favoring weaving lines that can be complex but are also concise, without a trace of over-playing or bravado.” Other critics have called him “a young and exciting saxophonist who, at the age of 22, seems calm, cool and collected” (Michael P. Gladstone, and “a composer of wit, substance, and intrigue whose music requires close listening to reveal all the intricacies therein” (Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide).

A 2008 graduate of Boston’s New England Conservatory, where he studied with such notable musicians as Rakalam Bob Moses and Danilo Pérez, Preminger moved to New York this past summer and currently resides in Brooklyn. In addition to his own band, he is already working with a number of established leaders, including Dave Allen, Bruno Råberg and his producer and mentor, John McNeil. “Noah Preminger may be in his early 20s but the maturity of his musical choices shows he’s a good listener and very talented,” explains the Hartford Courant‘s Richard Kamins. “Dry Bridge Road is a very strong start to what one hopes is a long and creative career.” 

2009 Spring Jazz Series Schedule:

03/20: Julian Lage Group
03/27: Jimmy Greene Quartet
04/03: Pete Robbins/Mario Pavone/Tyshawn Sorey
04/10: George Colligan Trio
04/17: Wadada Leo Smith’s Organic Resonance
04/24: Noah Preminger Quartet
05/01: Michaël Attias Quintet
05/08: Peter Brötzmann/Nasheet Waits
05/15: James Carney Group
05/22: Michael Musillami Trio + 3
05/29: Ben Allison & Man Size Safe
06/05: Carl Maguire’s Floriculture
06/12: Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher

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