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On Friday, April 27th, Firehouse 12 welcomes saxophonist Noah Kaplan in his debut performance at Firehouse 12. Kaplan’s quartet incorporates elements of microtonal music into a modern jazz context while maintaining an expressive character. The quartet features guitarist and local hero Joe Morris, electric bassist Giacomo Merega, and drummer Jason Nazary. The group recently released their debut CD Descendants (HatHut Records) which was recorded and mixed at Firehouse 12 by owner/chief engineer Nick Lloyd.
Kaplan has been called “a stellar young tenor saxophonist . . . excellent” (Thom Jurek, Image Journal) and one who “romances the sound of his saxophone like no other player” (Raul D’Gama Rose, All About Jazz). Descendants has been called “a tour de force” (C.J. Bond, Jazz Music), an “auspicious debut . . . one that is quite impossible not to be entranced by” (Mark Corroto, All About Jazz) and was on Derek Taylor’s Best Of 2011 list (Dusted Magazine).
Kaplan is a graduate of the New England Conservatory where he studied improvisation and composition with Joe Maneri and saxophone with Jerry Bergonzi. He is a part of the art-song quartet Dollshot and has released music on the HatHut, NotTwo, and Underwolf record labels. He maintains an active performance schedule and has performed and/or recorded with Joe Morris, Mat Maneri, Peter Erksine, Anthony Coleman, Luther Gray, Daniel Levin, and Art Davis among others.
Find out more about Noah Kaplan at:
Listen to an interview with Noah on The Jazz Session
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