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Noel Freidline

Friday, August 5th

Jazz Pianist and Vocalist Noel Freidline

NoelFriedline1Noel Freidline is a pianist, vocalist, writer, arranger, and dilettante of pop culture, who has been named Best Jazz Musician by Charlotte Magazine and Best Musical Director by the Metrolina Theatre Association of the Carolinas.  

Noel has been the leader of his own group since 1991, when he graduated from University of North Florida with a BA in Music (magna cum laude).  In addition to his work with his own quintet,  Noel performs regularly with the Charlotte Symphony, both as a featured artist and ensemble member.  Noel also performs regularly with touring Broadway shows, most recently “Jersey Boys,” “Bring It On,” “Dream Girls,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “White Christmas,” “Les Miserable,” and “Wicked.”  With the NFQ Noel has opened for such diverse artists as Tony Bennett, saxophonist David Sanborn, Kenny G, Rosemary Clooney, pianist Dave Brubeck, vocalist Layla Hathaway, jazz legend Roy Ayers, and vocalist Jennifer Holliday.

As a composer and arranger, Noel has written and recorded music for ESPN, ABC and the Walt Disney Company, with his most recent work being featured on Monday Night Football, the NBA All-Star Game, and SportCenter.   Noel has been a Lecturer in Music at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, teaching such diverse subjects as music business, the history of rock music, jazz arranging, music theory and ear training, and directing the UNCC jazz combo’s as well as the vocal jazz ensemble.  In March, 2012, Noel completed an artist-in-residency program as a teaching artist with the education department of the Charlotte Symphony, composing and conducting several pieces for the Northwest School of the Arts (Charlotte, NC) orchestra and band.

Showtimes:  7:30pm  and 9:30pm.        Admission:  $24.

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