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Noah Baerman


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Pianist Noah Baerman earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in Jazz Studies from Rutgers University, studying under Kenny Barron. His 2003 release Patch Kit raised funds and awareness for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder with which he was born. Featuring bassist Ron Carter and drummer Ben Riley, the album gained substantial press and radio airplay nationally and led to an appearance for Noah on Marian McPartland's NPR program Piano Jazz. Noah's fourth album, Soul Force, was released in 2005 and is a tribute to the life and message of Martin Luther King. Soul Force features the members of Playdate alongside such musicians as trombonist Robin Eubanks, saxophonists Steve Wilson, Jimmy Greene and Claire Daly and percussionist Warren Smith. He followed that album with the 2008 trio release Bliss. Noah is active as an educator and has written nine books and an instructional DVD for the Alfred Publishing Company, including three-volume Complete Jazz Keyboard Method and the Big Book of Jazz Piano Improvisation. He is a prolific composer as well and has earned First Prize for jazz in the Billboard Song Contest and the Unisong Contest, as well as ASCAPlus Awards each year since 2004 and a 2008-2009 “New Works” grant from Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Noah Baerman and the Jazz Samaritan Alliance Friday, May 9, 2014, 10:00p
Playdate Friday, April 16, 2010, 10:00p

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