Nobilis Music Group Presents:
– Emily Asher’s Garden Party ft. Michele Zayla
– Nadje Noordhuis Trio
– Sean Cronin’s Very Good
– The New Wonders
– Happy Orchestra
Nobilis Music Group is a boutique booking agency and management team representing distinctive musical voices.
Emily Asher’s Garden Party combines joyful music from the roots of New Orleans jazz through the Golden Age of American Song with an eclectic mix of charming original compositions.
“Simply extraordinary hot jazz played by some of the finest young musicians devoted to keeping this music alive today.” – Ricky Riccardi, Louis Armstrong Biographer
“Garden Party is, as advertised, a party band.” – Paul de Barros, The Seattle Times
Combining cinematic sweep, transportive emotion, and rich melodic grandeur, Australian-born trumpeter/composer Nadje Noordhuis possesses one of the most unforgettably lyrical voices in modern music.
“Nadje Noordhuis toils in search of beauty with the creative spirit of a lion and the artistic voice of a songbird.” - Critical Jazz
“a lucid, unified and deep first offering from an artist who reminds us that jazz has room for straightforward, accessible beauty too.” – Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen
Imagine folk music from a country that doesn’t exist. Picture The Beatles tripping down the escalator and landing on Dmitri Shostakovich’s luggage, (and apologizing in gibberish). Think of inhaling a worm and sneezing out a butterfly. Sean Cronin‘s Very Good is a performative juggernaut. Very Good incorporates elements of Rock, Americana, Ethnic Folk musics, Jazz, Modern Classical, Improv theatre, and Absurdist literature into each show.
The New Wonders, led by cornetist Mike Davis, vividly invoke America’s Jazz Age during the 1920s, when jazz was the soundtrack for dramatic national changes and played a central part in people’s dreams, adventures and romances. Named for the model of cornet played by the enigmatic genius Bix Beiderbecke, the New Wonders craft each song as if it were a 78 rpm record.
An “unexpected delight” – The New York Times
“Eloquent trumpet prodigy” – The Wall Street Journal
Seattle based funk, jazz, and soul band, Happy Orchestra, puts smiles on faces and lights fires under feet. The band combines instrumental and compositional firepower with a determined effort at crafting an intensely happy musical experience. With over a decade of performing and recording history, including his 3+ year tenure with the popular Seattle organ trio, McTuff, drummer and founder Tarik Abouzied is no stranger to creating exciting and satisfying music for jazz and funk audiences alike.
”wildly talented drummer” – KMHD Portland
“powerfully funky drummer Tarik Abouzied—flaunting dexterous chops” – The Stranger