Sat, Sep 09|
The Noah Brooks Coalition
The Noah Brooks Coalition presents a modern and unique sound, all while remaining in their roots of jazz.
Time & Location
Sep 09, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46617, USA
About the Event
TICKETS are $10 General/$5 Student.
Our Student Jazz Performance Series presents The NBoaH
Noah Brooks - drums
Leon Lewis-Nicol - piano
Skye Junginger - saxophone
Morgan Turner - bass
Bandleader and composer Noah Brooks along with his band "The Noah Brooks Coalition" aim to create a sound of original jazz music presented with influences of pop music. With the sound of their music being influenced by many contemporary artists of today such as Braxton Cook and Marquis Hill, while using simple and catchy melodic lines and harmonies that are easy for listeners to remember, their music is presented in a musical setting commonly found throughout the history of jazz such as Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis' First Great Quintet. The Noah Brooks Coalition presents their own unique sound of original music that they believe appeals to not only jazz listeners, but to all music listeners of different genres.
Founded in the summer of 2018, The Noah Brooks Coalition have been playing together for the past 5 years. This group was started by drummer Noah Brooks while he was a freshman at Northern Illinois University as a way to get out and play shows with his friends from school. Throughout the first year, it developed into much more for Noah and the group.
In the Winter of 2018, The Noah Brooks Coalition went into the studio for the very first time as a group and recorded their debut ep. This self-titled ep was officially released by The Noah Brooks Coalition on January 1st of 2019. This ep featured an array of young Chicago musicians and highlighted the diverse and unique sound of the group. The ep featured tunes ranging from Roy Hargrove and a modern take on Nina Simone's "Lil' Liza Jane", all to way to a cover of French-Canadian pop singer Charlotte Cardin's song "Big Boy".
After spending much of 2019 and 2020 playing shows around the Midwest and working as a group on new music, The Noah Brooks Coalition took their next step in solidifying themselves as a band. In April 2021, the Noah Brooks Coalition recorded their first full-length studio record entitled "In The Night" at the Elmhurst College recording studio. This debut record for the group features 8 originals songs composed by various members of the group and continues to highlight to diverse and unique sound that they have to offer. "In The Night" was officially released on September 4th, 2021.
To Celebrate the release of their first studio album, Noah Brooks and his band went on their first tour in the Winter of 2021 to promote their new album spanning four different states across the Midwest.
The Noah Brooks Coalition is currently in the process of writing and recording their second studio album and plan on releasing it fall of 2023.
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.
$10 Advanced or Door