Noah Simpson Quartet

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 5PM – Portland Metro Arts
Noah Simpson recording studio photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Noah Simpson Quartet

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 5PM – Portland Metro Arts – Tickets $5-20

Noah Simpson’s energetic, attentive, and dynamic quartet strives to create forward thinking music rooted in Jazz.

Pacific Northwest performer, composer, and forward-thinking improviser Noah Simpson’s approach to the trumpet is modern, energetic, dynamic, and attentive. Early in his career, he performed in The Young Sounds of Arizona, The Paradise Valley Community College Monday Night Big Band, and many Scottsdale Community College combos. Later he attended Portland State University, studying with his mentors George Colligan and Darrell Grant. Simpson has worked with George Benson, Lewis Nash, Bernard Purdie, Alex Acuna, Ralph Peterson III, Jaleel Shaw, Sean Jones, and Dennis Rowland. He has toured the US with Ron Artis II, Climbing Poetree, The Polyphonic Spree, and Dirty Revival and has performed at The Nash, The 1905, Montavilla Jazz Festival, PDX Jazz Festival, Jack London Review, and the Creative Music Guild Outset Series. His recent work includes a feature on Barra Brown’s new single release, NOAH, and arranger credit on the PDX Jazz educational presentation, The American Refrain: Jazz and Modern Music.

Lineup: Noah Simpson, trumpet; Wes Georgiev, piano; Garrett Baxter, bass; Ken Mastrogiovanni, drums

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Festival 22

Presented by OnPoint Community Credit Union, Mr. Plywood, and The Skanner News

Friday 8/19

Alan Jones Academy of Music Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 6:00PM
PJCE’s The Heroine’s Journey
Alberta Rose Theatre – 8:00PM
George Colligan and Jazz Millenium
The 1905 – 11:30PM

Saturday 8/20

Tunnel Six: Columbia River Suite
Portland Metro Arts – 2:00PM
Idit Shner and Mhondoro
Portland Metro Arts – 5:00PM
Portland State University Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 6:00PM
Rich Halley with Matthew Shipp Trio
Portland Metro Arts – 8:00PM
Barra Brown Quintet
The 1905 – 11:30PM

Sunday 8/21

Augustana Jazz Worship
James Powers: Relativity Ensemble
Portland Metro Arts – 2:00PM
Noah Simpson Quartet
Portland Metro Arts – 5:00PM
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 6:00PM
Kerry Politzer Quintet feat. Alex Norris
Portland Metro Arts – 8:00PM


Noah Simpson – trumpet
Wes Georgiev – piano
Garrett Baxter – bass
Ken Mastrogiovanni – drums