"Great music! Remarkable line-up!"
— Co de Kloet:
NPO/NTR program host, producer and musician
Introducing "Aviv Noam Quartet"
Where Intimacy, Humor and Chaos come together to a blend of sound.
Saxophone player, composer and educator
Aviv Noam is a Saxophone player, multi-instrumentalist, Artist & Composer Originally from Tel-Aviv (IL).
For the past few years Aviv is residing in Amsterdam (NL) and is working in various projects in the Dutch & European Jazz scene.
Aviv established his own musical style in Jazz music together with his band: "Aviv Noam Quartet".
The band plays original music coming from the Avant-garde Jazz roots, in combination with other musical styles & influences like Classical music, Indian/Carnatic and Free Improvisation.
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.
Aviv Noam - Saxophones
Federico Calcagno - Bass Clarinet
Louis J. Bourhis - Double Bass
Guy Salamon - Drums
The band won the “Incentive Prize” in the “Keep an Eye on Jazz” competition of 2019 and played sold-out concerts in “Grachtenfestival 2020” amongst other achievements.
"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
Intimate & Melodic yet filled with irresistible energy
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!”