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Thu, Aug 10


Merrimans' Playhouse

The Music Quintet

The mission of the group is to honor the history of free and creative music while exploring its future through original compositions.

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The Music Quintet
The Music Quintet

Time & Location

Aug 10, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, Suite 135, South Bend, IN 46617, USA


About the Event

TICKETS are $10 General/$5 Student. End time is not set.

Our StudentJazz Performance Series may include musicians working towards their master's degrees, bachelor's degrees, or high school students.

The Music Quintet is a creative music ensemble from Oberlin, Ohio. The group, comprised of current and former students of the Oberlin Conservatory, met at the institution, and formed the group in 2022. Since then, The Music Quintet has worked alongside musicians and mentors such as Gerald Cannon, Nicole Mitchell, and Chris Coles, and in July 2022 released their first album, "Plays Music", on UpClose Records. The mission of the group is to honor the history of free and creative music while exploring its future through original compositions.


Owen H. Frankel - bass

Abe Gold - piano

Noah Nelson - drums

Jordan Guldman - trumpet

Coleman Rose - saxophone

Noah Nelson is a 23 year old drummer from San Luis Obispo, California. An in-demand freelance musician, he has performed for sold out audiences at venues such as Dizzy’s Club (New York, NY), The Crocodile (Seattle, WA), and Mississippi Studios (Portland, OR). He is a founding member of The Music Quintet, a free improvising/creative music ensemble that formed in 2022 and released their debut album Plays Music in July of the same year. Set to embark on their most ambitious tour to-date, The Music Quintet will be performing in cities such as New York, Toronto, and Montreal for the first time later this summer. Following tour with The Music Quintet, Noah will be joining indie-soulers Próxima Parada for a run of dates on the West Coast before returning to Oberlin, Ohio for his final year as a student at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Noah’s plans for post-grad life include an increased schedule as a writing, recording, and performing artist, as well as putting out the follow-up to his debut EP Summertime in February, which was released earlier this year. (@katznels)

Abe Gold is a pianist from New York, New York. He attends Oberlin College and Conservatory, where he is a student of Dan Wall. He loves to play music, and loves playing music with The Music Quintet!

Owen H. Frankel is a bassist, vocalist, and composer based in Chicago, Illinois. In 2022, he graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Peter Dominguez and Gerald Cannon. While a student at Oberlin, Owen was a founding member of groups Slampson and The Music Quintet. He also released much music under his own name that highlights him as an adept and unique indie singer-songwriter. An in demand improvising musician in Chicago, Owen can be seen playing regularly at venues around the city and beyond with musicians such as the Vincent Davis Trio, Ari Brown, and Ed Wilkerson, as well as his recently formed project, R. Mutt.

Coleman Rose is a saxophonist and composer from Boston, MA, currently enrolled at the Oberlin Conservatory, studying with the great Gary Bartz. He is a member of The Music Quintet and the Griffin Woodard Group, both of which released debut albums in 2022. Rose has been often recognized for his playing and composing over the years, having been invited as artist in residence at the Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency (Wilmington, DE) and the Avaloch Farm Music Institute (Boscawen, NH). He loves music and hopes you do too.

Jordan Guldman is a trumpet player and composer from Truckee, California. Jordan excels in improvised music and has developed a distinct sound on the trumpet that draws inspiration from Don Cherry and Bluegrass music. In high school, Jordan was mentored on the trumpet by Ralph Alessi and participated in the California All State Jazz Band. Jordan is currently attending the Oberlin Conservatory where they study privately with Eddie Henderson and Gary Bartz. At Oberlin they participated in the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble, led multiple small ensembles, and were accepted into the Oberlin Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble. Jordan plays trumpet and composes for The Music Quintet and composed 4 songs on the group’s debut album Plays Music. In 2023, Jordan released their debut album Blue Mountain, White Cloud which consists of original music and a composition by Wadada Leo Smith.

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services Private Trust Foundations, which include grants from the Stanley A. and Flora P. Clark Memorial Community Trust Foundation (2020-2021; 2022-2023 seasons), the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation (2021-2022; 2022-2023 seasons), and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust (2021-2022; 2022-2023 season). Special concert event support provided by the Arts Midwest Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund grant (2022-2023 season). Activities are made possible in part by the Arts Organization Support (AOS), Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency (2023-2024 season).

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation (2020-2023 seasons). The Student and Home Grown Series concerts made possible, in part, with support from the ArtsEverywhere Grant from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and the Arts Project Support Grant and the Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.


  • General

    $10 Advanced or Door

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  • Student

    $5 Student/Discount

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