May 4th, 2020 7pm Stage 3
Since moving to New York, Noah has been fortunate to play all around the city at venues including Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Smalls Jazz Club, The Blue Note, Zinc Bar, and Shapeshifter Lab, among others. Noah has toured around the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia, playing at festivals including Umbria Jazz Festival, Jazz a Vienne, The Monterrey Jazz Festival, The Nagoya Jazz Festival, and Generations in Jazz. He attended the Banff Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music in 2016. In 2017, he performed in Rose Theater as a part of Wynton Marsalis' handpicked group of young musicians to pay tribute to Count Basie and Duke Ellington. He has shared the stage with a variety of notable artists including Eric Harland, James Morrison, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Lil Buck, and Paul Anka . Noah is recent graduate of The Juilliard School (May 2018).
Noah Halpern is a rising trumpet player, composer, bandleader, and educator based in New York, NY. Growing up in Seattle, WA, Noah began playing piano at the age of 5, before switching to the trumpet at 10. Noah continued to develop his passion for music at Roosevelt High School where he played in the school’s critically acclaimed jazz band. At the same time, he was exposed to Seattle’s jazz and creative music scenes, performing in music venues around Seattle with professional and youth groups. Before finishing high school, he was selected to be a member of the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, the Brubeck Jazz Colony, and was a participant at the Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival three times, where he was recognized with the Outstanding Trumpet Soloist Award twice. He received the “Waldo King Most Inspirational Award” from his high school upon graduation in 2014.