“A nice stubborn band with personalities, attitude, beautiful notes and exciting shapes.”
“Een lekker eigenwijs bandje met persoonlijkheden, attitude, mooie noten en spannende vormen.”
— Marius Beets:
Chairman judge of the Dutch Jazz Competition
Saxophone player, composer and educator
Aviv Noam is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator born in Tel-Aviv (Israel) in the year 1995.
Since 2017, Aviv has been residing in Amsterdam (NL) and is working in various projects in the Dutch & European Jazz, Avant-garde and Pop scenes.
Aviv established his own musical direction within Jazz music together with his award-winning band: "Aviv Noam Quartet". The quartet played on leading Jazz venues and festivals in Europe such as North Sea Jazz Festival and Bimhuis.
The band plays original music derived from the Avant-garde Jazz roots, in combination with other musical styles and influences like Classical music, Israeli music and Free improvisation.
Aviv is also working as a saxophone and general music teacher with many years of experience.
The Aviv Noam Quartet
“Sharp music, full of momentum,
energy and humor.”
✭✭✭✭ (4 star review) - Ben Shalev
Who we are
A group of four Jazz educated musicians from three different countries (IL, IT, FR), who met In the music scene of Amsterdam. We create original music that puts Intimacy, Organized-Chaos, Humor and Contradictions in the center of our music, together with the importance of Groove and Melody.
The band won recently won the "Dutch Jazz Competition" in the edition of 2020.
They have been also awarded with the “Incentive Prize” in the “Keep an Eye on Jazz” competition of 2019.
Aviv Noam - Saxophones
Federico Calcagno - Bass Clarinet
Louis J. Bourhis - Double Bass
Guy Salamon - Drums
"This is in everything we do."
As we began playing our original music, presented in the album, our musical encounter became an immediate surprise. The musical core of each one of us interconnected spontaneously - no masks, no filters.
Our music emphasizes refined emotions and cultivates an experience of the present moment, using musical elements of deconstruction.
We were able to tap into it, manifesting who we are as exploring artists.
The hidden values of Charles Mingus’ music are at the core of our music-making.
Mingus especially inspires us with his ability to take the listener on an unexpected emotional roller-coaster within just one piece!
Mingus' music reflects the nature of life as a constant change, with its ups and downs and imperfection. Time and again Mingus brings contradicting musical elements to the present moment, which has an immediate effect on the mood of the piece.
Elements in our music are inspired by Mingus, focusing on changing emotions, interpreting life and creating rare musical moments.
Mingus & Life Through Music
In the Press
Co Live! Radio Show Interview
Co de Kloet - ”Fantastic Album!”
✭✭✭✭ 4-Star review at “Haaretz” Newspaper
Ben Shavel - “The debut album of Aviv Noam Quartet is an example to what occurs when musicians manage to take all the positive of the academic world and filter all it’s negative.”
Radio Broadcast on Kol Hamusica
Ronny Wertheimer - ”Aviv Noam Quartet's Album is a big and happy surprise at the beginning of 2021. With Classic American influences, Mixed with European contemporary touch and original melodies,
they put their spell on me. I can't wait to see them on stage..”
Radio Broadcast on Galantz Radio
Dubi Lenz - ”Beautiful Album!”
Recording EP Album (new music)
August 2023 - Release Date TBA
17th August 2023 - Het Muziekgebouw
Concert & Masterclass
(Alef Highschool For The Arts)
4th September 2023 - Tel Aviv
4th September 2023 - Tel Aviv
Jazz Club Mitzpe Ramon
7th September 2023 - Mitzpe Ramon
8th September 2023 - Raanana
9th September 2023 - Tel Aviv
Shablul Jazz Club
10th September 2023 - Tel Aviv
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Stay tuned for upcoming album release concert dates!
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