Pianist and composer Noah Haidu is evidence that 21st century jazz can be adventurous, fresh and swing hard; that an exciting, modern pianist can play memorable melodies and soulful grooves. His powerful new Posi-Tone Records CD SLIPSTREAM is garnering impressive reviews and radio play: write-ups in JazzTimes, the Financial Times, Downbeat, Allaboutjazz.com, and 8 weeks in the top 50 national Jazzweek charts. Noah has also gained the attention of the jazz world through live appearances or recordings with heavyweights such as Mike Stern, Jeremy Pelt, Ambrose Akinmusire, Benny Golson, Jon Irabagon, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, Duane Eubanks, and Winard Harper. His ensembles appear regularly at New York City jazz venues such as Smalls Jazz Club and Kitano Jazz.
Noah’s first record date was a 2006 CD with Native Soul entitled ROUGH JAZZ, released on the Apria Record label. This led to gigs at important Manhattan venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Sweet Rhythm, and Smalls, giving Noah wider exposure and setting the stage for many of his current collaborations and busy performance schedule. Now one of New York’s leading young jazz pianists, Noah combines new rhythmic ideas, harmonic sophistication, spontaneity, soul, and swing into his own unique approach. He is often away from home performing as a bandleader and as a sought-after sideman. Recent highlights include a weekend engagement featuring Noah and Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt at Washington DC ‘s Twins Jazz Club, the recording HERE, THERE… where Haidu performs as a guest sideman along with guitar genius Mike Stern, a week with Native Soul at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola followed by performances in South America, and gigs abroad from Oslo, to Istanbul, to Guayachill, Ecuador. In addition to his own CD SLIPSTREAM, he has been heard frequently on SOUL STEP the popular second release from Native Soul.