Noah Haidu


Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Noah was exposed early on to all kinds of music: classical, avant-garde, rock, and jazz.  His high school years  were spent in New Jersey and Los Angeles, where he was increasingly drawn to jazz and blues piano. His father, an avid music fan, took him to  countless concerts, lessons, and band rehearsals and his rst jazz shows. After graduating, Noah entered the Jazz Program at Rutgers University in  New Brunswick, NJ. He moved to Brooklyn, New York after two years, eager  to begin working in the heart of the music scene. It wasn’t long before he was playing gigs with his trio, backing up singers and horn players, even  playing keyboards with hip-hop and funk groups.
Though he was constantly performing Noah continued to challenge himself by composing his own  music and practicing whenever he got the chance. His mentors included Kenny Barron, Bruce Barth, Barry Harris, and David Hazeltine.
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.
Noah completed his BFA at the New School University and Master of Music degree at The State university of New York. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. His primary goal is to perform with his own groups as much as possible and to continue developing his voice as a pianist and composer.


82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village New York NY 10012 tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462) Open 7 days: 6pm-2:30am weeknights 6pm-3am weekends

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