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Noah Preminger Quartet

Groton Hill Music Center [Groton]

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Date: July 25, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Groton Hill Music Center
Address: 122 Ayer Road Groton

Max Light, guitar
Kim Cass, bass
Dan Weiss, drums
Noah Preminger, saxophone

Of Boston-based saxophonist Noah Preminger, The New York Times declares: “Mr. Preminger designs a different kind of sound for each note, an individual destiny and story.” Preminger, 37 and two-time winner of Downbeat Magazine’s “Rising Star Best Tenor Saxophonist,” has recorded over twenty critically acclaimed albums as a band-leader. Preminger has released multiple new recordings, including Meditations On Freedom (Dry Bridge), released on Inauguration Day, 2017, as a musical protest at ominous political developments in America. In addition, a duo album recorded in Jordan Hall with pianist, Frank Carlberg, and a Preminger Plays Preminger album – the music of Otto Preminger’s films – on French, vinyl-only label, Newvelle Records. In 2018, Preminger and co-leader, Rob Garcia, created the Dead Composers Club and released The Chopin Project (BJU), the first of the quartet’s planned annual examinations of deceased composer’s oeuvre. Their second recording, featuring music of the prolific 11th century composer, Hildegard von Bingen, will be released in 2024. In 2019, Preminger released two new recordings: After Life (Criss Cross), a collaboration with poet Ruth Lepson, and Zigsaw: Music of Steve Lampert (Dry Bridge), an exciting, new avenue for Preminger that features electrifying electronic/acoustic music. In 2020, Preminger released a new Quartet recording, Contemptment (SteepleChase), and in 2021 he released THUNDA (Dry Bridge) with bassist, Kim Cass, as well as Preminger’s second album for SteepleChase, Songs We Love, with guitarist, Max Light. In 2022, Preminger released his 3rd album for Criss Cross Records, Sky Continuous, featuring a trio with Kim Cass on bass and Bill Stewart on drums, and he will be heading into the studio in 2024 to record his 4th album for the label. In June 2023, Preminger and Kim Cass released The Dank (Dry Bridge), a much anticipated follow up to THUNDA and created in part with grant funding awarded through New Music USA.

Preminger is currently focused on recording a rap album in collaboration with the rapper Tone860, and composer Steve Lampert. Additionally, Preminger has contributed music to a major motion picture, was awarded a Fellowship to compose music at Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists Studio, serves as a board member for JazzBoston, and has his own radio program since 2018 on NPR-affiliate 90.5 WICN on Wednesday evenings. Preminger is currently on faculty at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.