There is no one “star” in this seasoned ensemble, they are a band in the true sense of the word. Each member is constantly injecting musical ideas into the mix, creating a sound that is paradoxically very structured yet very fluid.
“You won’t find another band that swings as hard as the Noel Freidline Quintet. Their exhuberant set flows through fresh interpretations of mainstream jazz standards, blues and pop tunes so effortlessly that audiences not only are left tapping their toes, but standing and cheering for more. That’s one reason why this immensely talented ensemble has built up a following that returns night after night.”
– Vic DiGenti, eight-year executive producer, Jacksonville Jazz Festival
The members of the Noel Freidline Quintet are experienced educators and clinicians and firmly believe that to keep something you have to give it away. As clinicians they have spread their wealth of knowledge and experience from the University of North Florida to an artist-in-residency program at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. They have developed several series of educational programs, ranging from interactive presentations for school-age children, to lecture/concerts for collegiate and community audiences, to workshops for fine arts performers and clinics and workshops specifically geared toward musicians.
The Noel Freidline Quintet will be performing in the Gardens on Friday, March 18th, from 7pm-9pm. Check out our 50th website for more information, or call 904-355-0630.