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Rhythmic storyteller Sean Noonan composes and conducts with a pair of drum sticks original multi-stylistic music.  His “wandering folk” theory captures the elusiveness of ever-evolving world music traditions and reorients them through his own distinctive lens, fusing his discoveries with influences from harmolodic jazz-rock and avant-garde classical music. Noonan’s wide-spectrum music combines the loquacity of an Irish bard, the narrative rhythms of Samuel Beckett, and the raw physicality of a street-smart boxer. 

An Irish-American drummer with a theatrical bent and a passion for African rhythms, Noonan’s nomadic muse has led to a wealth of unexpected of over 20 dynamic albums featuring an incredible array of artists from across the musical map, including original singer Malcolm Mooney of CAN, (legendary krautrock band), Abdoulaye Diabaté (West African Griot), Marc Ribot (Tom Waits/John Zorn), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Ornette Coleman/Carlos Santana), Susan McKeown (Joan Baez)

Along with hundreds of performances in over 15 countries, in premiere venues and international festivals as EFG London Jazz, Sant'anna Arresi Jazz Festival, American Film Festival, Timezone Festival, Haldern Pop Festival, and Jazz Liege to name a few.  Noonan settled in New York City in 1999, quickly integrating himself into the fruitful underground scene emerging from the famed Knitting Factory. He formed the notable jazz-punk trio THE HUB with bassist Tim Dahl where Noonan’s path was diverted four years later when a near-fatal car wreck in Italy led to a long period of recovery and a dedication to combining his two musical loves: jazz and African rhythms. 

The ensuing sonic wanderlust fueled a 2008 trek to Bamako, Mali, to gain a first-hand experience of West African griot traditions alongside Malian singer/guitarist Abdoulaye Diabaté. That trip culminated in the multi-cultural album Boxing Dreams, one manifestation of Noonan’s amorphous Afro-Celtic punk-jazz project Brewed By Noon.  His approach can be heard at its most distilled on 2014’s Bruised By Noon, a solo drum and spoken word album that was just one part of a trilogy of head-spinningly diverse but interconnected albums released that year, along with In the Ring, a song cycle drawing inspiration from American experimentalists Henry Cowell and Conlon Nancarrow that treated New York’s Momenta String Quartet as an extension of the drum set; and Pavees Dance: There’s Always the Night, a free-funk trio with legendary bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, a veteran of Ornette Coleman’s electric Prime Time band, and Lou Reed’s last guitarist, Aram Bajakian, performing songs by Noonan with lyrics by CAN original singer Malcolm Mooney. On the 2016 album release Memorable Sticks, Noonan adopts a magical scepter to dig the depths of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland revealing "Hidden Treasures", guarded by a ghost, Skarbnik, the treasurer of the Salt Mine.

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PRESS QUOTES

Sean Noonan, 'Man No Longer Me' "Tender and soulful, grooving, possibly Noonan's most accessible work without sacrificing a bit of his fiercely angular avant bent and densely energetic poetic maelstrom. Bravo!"  Sun Radio, 97.5FM Radio LoRa, Zurich, Switzerland
 
Intro Magazine (in German) described as, ""As if the early Pink Floyd had a freejazz session with The Mars Volta in Africa."
 
Luminous Dash (in Flemish) says, "Sean has delivered his masterpiece"

"Imagine a head on collision between Swell Maps, Gong, the Residents, the Magic Band and the Modern Lovers. Freeform jazzy struts, too many notes; outrageous, dayglo sonic curlicues." Richard Foster - Louder Than War 

"The commitment to overall ambience, and mystery, and dark intensity is unwavering. Has there been an album (Memorable Sticks) so nonchalantly creepy released this year? That would be hard to imagine."  New York Music Daily

"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." The New York Times 

"Drummer Noonan's notion of conflating 'bardic and griot traditions' has juice. The Celtic tunes and African grooves retain their singularity, even when surrounded by flashes of fusion." The Village Voice

"You think this might be boring? C’mon man, relax, this is Sean Noonan…it’s like nothing else out there." Something Else! S. Victor Aaron     

"Menacingly surreal, often assaultive, a feast for fans of dark, challenging music…it’s a category unto itself – and one of the best in any style of music. Scary Stuff from Sean Noonan." Lucid Culture 

"Stories to Tell," album by drummer Sean Noon's group Brewed by Noon, is a funky feast of music .....bursting with talented musicians and interesting sounds ...." All About Jazz New York 

"Noonan strikes again conducting a string quartet with his drumsticks…like Bela Bartok french kissing with John Zorn. I wonder when the man finally will get some serious recognition in Culture loving Flanders?" Rifraf (BE)-Bootsie 

 "The drummer is a musical terrorist at heart…well-conceived and expertly arranged and performed pieces that reveal not merely an inner logic, but an external one as well. " Thom Jurek-allmusic 

"This is not the typical release but an experience. A dynamic and virtually flawless execution of art at an apex of creativity few can match." Brent Black @CriticalJazz 

 "Sean Noonan's A Gambler's Hand is a further step forward in his evolving blend of music and narrative." - All About Jazz 

" ....he succeeds at bridging the gap during the preponderance of these fascinating arrangements, constructed upon a multicultural array of cadences. Here, jazz vernaculars and birthrights are fused into a bold and beautiful chain of musical events, often enamored with vigor and finesse." www.ejazznews.com 

If you are interested in commissioning Noonan to compose or make a special performance or simply wish to support any of Noonans projects, please contribute here!  All funds go directly towards the request you make.