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Noah Brooks, an up and coming young Jazz drummer and band leader was born in Madison, WI and moved early in his life to Dekalb, IL. Showing aptitude and signs of his love for music at a very early age, he started his career in music by taking piano and drum lessons.
Jazz quickly became a life's passion after being introduced to it in the third grade. His growing list of influences that continue to shape Noah's growth in Jazz includes past and present Jazz musicians, Max Roach, McCoy Tyne, Elvin Jones, Xavier Breaker, Marquis Hill and Ulysses Owens Jr.
Noah currently plays in the Chicagoland area with many different groups while also leading his own group, The Noah Brooks Coalition. This group features many up and coming young Jazz musicians from the Chicagoland area.
The Noah Brooks Coalition focuses on playing modern Jazz music composed by Chicago Jazz artists, such as Chris Greene, Rajiv Halim, and Xavier Breaker, while
including original compositions by the member of the group.
The Gardiner Quintet is a Chicago based group of musicians and composers who perform throughout the city regularly. All students of Elmhurst College, these jazz musicians are some of the city’s up and coming sounds in jazz.
Jack Sundstrom is a bassist composer from the suburbs of Chicago. His music blends modern jazz with various popular and world music styles.