Modern Drummer Magazine „Independence might be the ruling concept of this drummer/leader’s career. It defines a common relationship not only among his hands, feet, and voice, but between his art and almost everything else in drumland“.

Rhythmic storyteller Sean Patrick Noonan is a modern-day sonic griot, composing and conducting with a pair of drum sticks original multi-stylistic music, fusing discoveries from harmolodic jazz-rock to avant-garde chamber music. As a drummer, his compositions serve as an extension of his limbs, mapping out polyrhythmic language on the drum set

using Sensory Percussion that is later structured with collected tone rows (Alban Berg), multi-temporal rhythms (Conlon Nancarrow) and aleatoric comprovisation (John Cage, John Zorn)

It all began in the city of Brockton, Massachusetts, hometown of legendary boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler – perhaps providing some explanation for the drummer’s fighting spirit. Noonan left Brockton to study Music Education at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and earned his Masters in Music Composition from the Aaron Copland Music School in Queens, NY. He spent part of those years at the Old School House Theater on Sanibel Island, Florida, backing legendary Hollywood songstress Marni Nixon – an unlikely forge for the theatricality he would later bring to his own performances.

After Berklee, Noonan settled in New York forming THE HUB, a punk-jazz trio where in 2003 a near-fatal car wreck on tour in Italy became integral to his compositional style. A commission from the American Composers Forum led to discovering the „wandering folk“ theory where he collected, adapted folklore from a modern perspective Bardic (Susan McKeown) and Malian Griot traditions Abdoulaye Diabaté, with improvisation (Marc Ribot, Mat Maneri). In the spirit of traveling storytellers, the treasures he finds along the way are filtered through his distinctive vision combining the eloquence of an Irish bard, the narrative rhythms of Samuel Beckett, and the raw physicality of a street-smart boxer.

The New York Times “The drummer and composer Sean Noonan approaches postmodern jazz and world music from the same angle of self-discovery ….he manages to make his pieces speak coherently, and in a unified voice.“

Combining a love for jazz and African rhythms fueled a 2008 trek to Mali gaining a first-hand experience of West African griot traditions which culminated in the multi-cultural album Boxing Dreams (Songlines Recordings), one manifestation of Noonan’s amorphous Afro- Celtic jazz-rock project Brewed By Noon, which released 5 disparate albums between 2006 and 2011 and was the subject of filmmaker Tom Asma’s documentary Being Brewed By Noon. The wandering theory is later expanded with Pavees Dance, an upcoming release on Rarenoise Records that fuses free funk pre-rap beat poetry by Malcolm Mooney, from CAN. and Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Ornette Coleman). That nomadic muse has led to a wealth of unexpected directions, resulting in the production of over 20 dynamic albums with a diverse portfolio of American, Asian, African, and European artists of all genres. Noonan’s music has been heard by thousands of listeners in over 15 countries, with over 500 performances in diverse venues and international festivals like: Bimhuis, A38, EFG London Jazz Festival, Haldern Pop Festival, Jazz Liege, Jazz Od Nowa, Sons D’Hiver MS Stubnitz Nottingham Jazzsteps Vilnius Jazz Festival Jazzclub Unterfahrt The Roulette, NY Kraakpand, Ghent. In 2016 Sant’anna Arresi Jazz Festival commissioned Noonan to premiere his Zappanation Rock Opera dedicated to Frank Zappa and Edgard Varèse, which included the Corocum Sardinian Choir and Ligeti Quartet.


Liebe Jazzfreunde,

  das 10.te Jahr war für den JazzJam ein ganz besonderes. Aber leider nicht nur im Guten. 

Um das Format trotzdem weiterführen zu können, wird es ein paar kleine Veränderungen geben:

1. Der Jazz Jam kann nur im großen Saal stattfinden
2. Ein Eintrittsgeld von mind. 10€
3. Jeweils immer nur eine Band die aber zwei Sets präsentiert.
4. Gejammt wird wahrscheinlich eher selten werden, da die Umsetzung im großen Saal schwieriger ist und einige Musiker signalisiert haben in nächster Zeit eher nicht so oft zu Jams zu gehen.

 Zumindest der Anfang unserer 11.ten Runde wird im großen Saal bestritten.

Wir wollen den Regeln der „neuen Gemütlichkeit“ genüge tun und eine möglichst sichere Umgebung anbieten. 
Die Abstandsregeln wären im Beisl unmöglich einzuhalten.

 Dadurch erhöht sich aber auch der finanzielle Aufwand, der durch weniger Publikumsauslastung leider nicht ausgeglichen wird.

Wir hoffen, dass eine ..ahm.. Aufwandsentschädigung von mind. 10€ Euch nicht aufhält uns weiter zu besuchen und zu unterstützen. 

Soweit es uns möglich ist, werden wir Euch weiterhin 1x im Monat einen genüsslichen Jazzabend präsentieren, aber wir freuen uns auch schon wieder auf das alte Format mit Jam und Getümmel im Beisl!

Wir sehen uns beim „Jazz Jam“
Euer Röda Team

Ticketlink: https://roeda.kupfticket.at/events/jazz-jam-feat-sean-noonans-picnic-us/





Es besteht auch die Möglichkeit zu spenden und zwar per Überweisung, via Bitcoins oder via Paypal…Danke!

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November 6 @ 20:30
20:30 — 22:35 (2h 5′)

Großer Saal