The Noel Freidline Quintet

CMA Jazz on Main

Presented by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina

Featuring Artistic Director Noel Freidline

General Admission:

  • Members: $30
  • Non-members: $40
  • Students: $5

Premier Table Seating: $200

Includes premier seating for 4 guests & a bottle of wine.

  • East Meets West: Jazz Under the Influence of the Orient!

    Friday, April 18, 2014
    Doors open at 7:00 p.m. | Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

    Jazz has always pulled inspiration from every corner of the globe. On April 18th Jazz at the Museum and the Noel Freidline Quartet travels to the farthest corner of the earth, pulling from the rich tradition of the Far East. "East Meets West" will explore jazz under the influence of the Orient. Selections include highlights from Dave Brubeck's "Jazz Impressions of Japan," Horace Silver's "Tokyo Blues," and Duke Ellington's "Far East Suite," as well as Japanese themed compositions by jazz legends Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, Django Reinhardt and Cal Tjader.

    The evening will also feature jazz interpretations of Japanese classics such as "Sakura," 1963's "Sukiyaki," as well as the classic "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" by famed Japanese film scorer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

    Also featured will be selections from the Eastern inspired "Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio" by Claude Bolling. Charlotte Symphony flautist Amy Orsinger will be the featured soloist on this crossover classic, which combines the best of the classical and jazz world.

About Noel Freidline

Noel has been a Lecturer in Music at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since 2006, teaching such diverse subjects as music business, the history of rock music, the evolution of jazz, jazz arranging, music theory and ear training, and directing the UNCC jazz combo’s and vocal jazz ensemble. He has also maintained a private teaching studio, averaging 30 students per week. In August, 2012, Noel began a full-time artist in residency at Davidson Day School in Davidson, NC, creating a contemporary music program, which is one of only three in the state of North Carolina.

Noel Freidline Quintet

  • Noel Freidline, piano, vocals
  • Renée Ebalaroza, vocals
  • Juan Rollan, saxophone
  • Rick Dior, drumset
  • Tom Hildreth, bass