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John Noble

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Accomplished freelance saxophonist, bandleader & composer with over 20 years experience playing worldwide, Live and in the Studio
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After studying composition with Nikki Iles and Eddie Parker at Middlesex University, John went on to play as a sideman in many bands on both the jazz and world music scenes. He has preformed and guested with: Gareth Lockrane, Roberto Pla, Dele Sosimi, the legendry ska band The Beat and the award-winning singer Liane Carroll. He is a member of the critically acclaimed contemporary jazz folk septet Metamorphic and the Dr Das Dubnoiz Coalition, the side project of Dr Das, the bass player and founding member of the Asian Dub Foundation. His début album “Dawning” was reviewed as ‘one of the most fascinating and beautiful releases’ of 2011, receiving positive testimonials from both Kenny Wheeler and Iain Ballamy. John has been a guest on both BBC radio 3’s jazz line up and jazz Fm’s Sunday jam and has been featured in the Jazzwise column “taking off”. John has dedicated 4 years to developing a tonal approach to the sonically fascinating soundworld of saxophone multiphonics and overtones patterns. The project is called ‘The Hidden Notes’ and has culminated in the release of Martin’s second album ‘The Hidden Notes – Spirit of Adventure’ The record has been described as; “a milestone for both himself and the saxophone world” by Barak Schmool the founder of the F-re collective and has also received praise from Legendry American saxophonist Bob Mintzer; “Beautiful and compelling…His certainly found the notes between the notes!”

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Jazz, Jazz fusion, Swing, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Dixieland, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Latin, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Gospel, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Cabaret, Ragtime, Barbershop
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser
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Song list

Almost Like Being In Love – Nat King Cole
Take five – Dave Brubeck
But Not For Me - George Gershwin
Take the A train - George Gershwin
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Caravan – Duke Ellington
In A Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington
Body And Soul – Colman Hawkins and many more
Water Melon Man – Herbie Hancock
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Girl From Ipanema - Antônio Carlos Jobim
Wave - Antônio Carlos Jobim
East of The Sun & West of The Moon – as sung by Billie Holiday & Frank Sinatra,
Whisper not – Benny Golson
Along Came Betty - Benny Golson
Chees Cake – Dexter Gordon
What Is This Thing Called Love – Cole Porter
Love For Sale – Cole Porter
Everything I Love - – Cole Porter
Confirmation – Charlie Parker
Yard Bird Sweet – Charlie Parker
My Little Swade Shoes – Charlie Parker
Beatrice –Sam Rivers
Jeannine - Duke Pearson
Dolphin Dance – Herbie Hancock
Midnight Voyage – Michael Brecker
Dona Lee – Charlie Parker
Old Milestones – Charlie Parker
Billie’s Bounce – Charlie Parker
In Your Own Sweet way - Dave Brubeck
All Of You - Ella Fitzgerald
The Nearness Of You - Ella Fitzgerald
Lazy Bird – Miles Davis
All Blues – Miles Davis
Four – Miles Davis
Night And Day – Cole Porter
Everything I Love – Cole Porter
You And The Night And The Music - Arthur Schwartz
On The Sunny Side Of The Street – Sunny Stitt version
Bolivia – Cedar Walton
Song for my farther - Cedar Walton
Panonnica – Thelonious Monk
Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk
500 miles – Chick Corea
Falling Grace – Steve Swallow
Manha De Carnival - Luiz Bonfá
St Tomas – Sunny Rollins
Caravan – Duke Ellington
Recorder me – Joe Henderson
Water Melon Man – Herbie Hancock
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock-
Song for My Farther – Cedar Walton
Little sunflower - Freddie Hubbard
Up Jumped Spring - Freddie Hubbard
Tenor Madness – Sunny Rollins
Sandu - Clifford Brown
West Cost Blues - Wes Montgomery
Footprints – Wayne Shorter
Mr PC – Miles Davis
Turn Out The Stars – Bill Evans
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Short performance (up to 15 min)£450
Up to 1 hour£590
Up to 2 hours£675
Up to 3 hours£740


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Jon D, 2 years ago

Great sound, service and super friendly to boot. The guys played at the American Museum & Gardens Saturday Night Jazz evenings and received rave reviews from everyone. Don't hesitate book them today!

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Alex H, 2 years ago

John's Jazz trio provided a wonderful mix of music for our Summer garden party and perfectly set the mood for a special evening. Highly recommended

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