Noah Gershwin is a guitarist and composer currently residing in New York City.
As an active performer, Noah explores pushing the boundaries of free improvisation within the confines of the jazz idiom.
Since moving to NYC, Noah has performed in venues such as The Stone and Bar Bayeux and has collaborated with artists such as Okkyung Lee, Billy Hart, Immanuel Wilkins, Ben Street and Jochen Rueckert. Noah has had the privilege to perform both nationally and internationally at festivals such as the Iowa City Jazz Festival and The Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music.
With his collaborative jazz quartet, Junior Ranger, Noah had the opportunity to participate in the Avaloch Farm Music Institute as well as tour in the Netherlands as a result of being awarded the CIGSIE Grant for Study in Dutch Improvisation.
A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Noah was fortunate to study with Bobby Ferrazza, Gary Bartz, Billy Hart, Robin Eubanks, Jay Ashby, Jamey Haddad and Paul Samuels.
Hailing from Philadelphia, Noah got his start performing and later teaching at institutions such as The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, and Summer Jazz Academy at Solebury School; studying with legendary guitarist Steve Giordano and under Mr. Lovett Hines.
Nora Stanley is a New York-based saxophonist and composer whose interests and work live at the intersection of composed and improvised music. With strong roots in the jazz, folk, rock and improvised music traditions, Nora’s music emphasizes interaction and collaboration. Her sound is melody-driven and reaches to explore the harmonic realm. As a multi-instrumental woodwinds player Nora strives to bring texture and depth to every kind of music she plays, defying the bounds of genre. Nora leads a quartet featuring her original compositions and co-leads a duo project with keyboardist Benny Bock, exploring sounds both acoustic and electric. The duo is slated to release their debut record on Colorfield Records in 2022. Nora is also a member of the New York-based Balinese Gamelan Dharma Swara. Nora has performed and toured alongside Beth Orton, Dayna Stephens, Ambrose Akinmusire and Chucho Valdes and appeared at venues such as Bimbo’s 365 Club, SFJAZZ and Monterey Jazz Festival.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Nora holds a B.A. and B.M. from Oberlin College and Conservatory where she studied with Gary Bartz, Eddie Henderson and Dan Wall. In line with her deep interest in other cultures and their music, Nora has studied and performed internationally in Spain, Cuba, Canada and Brazil.