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Thu, Sep 21


The Parlor Room

Noah Preminger Quartet

Noah Preminger (sax), Max Light (guitar), Kim Cass (bass), Dan Weiss (drums)

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Noah Preminger Quartet
Noah Preminger Quartet

Time & Location

Sep 21, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St, Northampton, MA 01060, USA

About The Event

Of Brooklyn-based saxophonist Noah Preminger, The New York Times declares: “Mr. Preminger designs a different kind of sound for each note, an individual destiny and story.” Preminger, just 37 and two-time winner of Downbeat Magazine’s Rising Star Best Tenor Saxophonist, has recorded nearly two dozen critically acclaimed albums as a band-leader. Preminger released Meditations On Freedom (Dry Bridge), released on Inauguration Day, 2017, as a musical protest at ominous political developments in America. In 2018, Preminger and co-leader, Rob Garcia, created the Dead Composers Club and released The Chopin Project (BJU), the first of the quartet’s planned annual examinations of deceased composer’s oeuvre. Their second recording, featuring music of the prolific 11th century composer, Hildegard von Bingen, will be released in 2023. In 2019, Preminger released two new recordings: After Life (Criss Cross), a collaboration with poet Ruth Lepson, and Zigsaw: Music of Steve Lampert (Dry Bridge), an exciting, new avenue for Preminger that features electrifying electronic/acoustic music. In 2020, Preminger released a new Quartet recording, Contemptment (SteepleChase), and in 2021 he released THUNDA (Dry Bridge) with bassist, Kim Cass, as well as Preminger’s second album for SteepleChase, Songs We Love, with guitarist, Max Light.

In 2022, Preminger released his 3rd album for Criss Cross Records, Sky Continuous, featuring a trio with Kim Cass on bass and Bill Stewart on drums. He is currently focused on recording a rap album in collaboration with the rapper Tone860 and composer Steve Lampert, as well as THUNDA 2.0 with Kim Cass, created in part with grant funding awarded through New Music USA. Additionally, Preminger has contributed music to a major motion picture, was awarded a Fellowship to compose music at Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists Studio, and has his own radio program since 2018 on NPR- affiliate 90.5 WICN on Wednesday evenings.

Born in 1986, Preminger grew up in Canton, Connecticut. Preminger released his debut album, Dry Bridge Road, just after his 21st birthday and was named Debut of the Year in the Village Voice Critics Poll. Preminger’s second and third albums as a leader came in 2011 and 2013 while signed to the Palmetto Records label. The Boston Globe hails Preminger as “A master with standards and ballads, as well as an adventurous composer.” The saxophonist has performed on key stages from the United States to Europe and Asia to Australia, and he has played and/or recorded with the likes of Jason Moran, Dave Holland, John Patitucci, Fred Hersch, Dave Douglas, Billy Hart, Rob Garcia, Joe Lovano, Victor Lewis, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Cecil McBee, George Cables, and Roscoe Mitchell. Preminger is currently on faculty at Longy School of Music of Bard College and The New School.


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