Welcome to the official Noel Freidline website.  Our apologies if you were lured into one of the unofficial Noel Freidline websites.  I don't believe any of those actually exist, but if they do, please accept our apologies in advance for any confusion.


So lets address the ELEPHANT in the room. 


If you have visited us any time in the last several years you probably left discouraged and unimpressed.  Because NOTHING WAS UPDATED!!!!  I wish we had a good excuse.  I don't.  But we do have a sincere apology. 


Since we are almost 20% into the 21st Century, I thought it would be a good idea to maintain a working and useful website. 



I don't blame you if you are skeptical.....



But check out the CALENDAR

And check out the NFQ Audio Player

Or go to the AUDIO page. 



In the meantime, THANK YOU SO MUCH for checking us out, or giving us another chance. 


ALSO, we have a new album out. Here is the super neato and ultra-hip retro album cover. 



We are really proud of this recording.  It features the unparalleled Maria Howell on vocals, the lovely and talented Juan Rollan on sax, the not-quite-as lovely but definitely as talented Billy Thornton on bass, and the lovely, talented and unparalleled Al Sergel on drums.


If you click on "AUDIO" you can stream the entire album right off of our site. 


We will have hard copy CDs available the beginning of July, but we are taking pre-orders now.  Pre-orders will ship AUTOGRAPHED at the beginning of July. You can pre-order a hard copy at our STORE.


It is available RIGHT NOW to purchase and download at Itunes or OldDevilMoonCD.com.


Or visit our SONGWHIP page, which lists everywhere "Old Devil Moon" is available to either purchase or stream.



Upcoming Performancs

Previous events

Noel & Maria present vocalist Nicolas Bearde

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Middle C Jazz, 300 S. Brevard, Charlotte, NC

Noel & Maria present Vocalist Nicolas Bearde

Nicolas is an award-winning recording artist, who has released 6 solo CD’s on the Right Groove Record label, his last 2 albums climbing to the Top 20 of the US Jazz Week Charts and garnering significant placement in worldwide radio programming He was also a founding and touring member of Bobby McFerrins renowned vocal ensemble, “Voicesta” for over 10 years, and is the lead singer/narrator for sax legend, Vincent Herring’s, “Story of Jazz Orchestra” that toured Europe 2017-2019.

He has performed and recorded with Eric Alexander, James Carter, Vincent Herring, Mike LeDonne, Nat Adderley Jr, Steve Turre, Jon Faddis, and Carl Allen, and has performed at clubs, festivals, and concert venues globally, such as: SF Jazz, Yoshi's, San Jose and Monterrey Jazz Festivals, Vibrato, Blue Whale, BB Kings in LA, Smoke Jazz Club and Birdland in NY, Pizza Express and Jazz Cafe in the UK and more.

Two shows nightly: 7pm & 9pm

Nicolas will be joined on stage by Noel Freidline, saxophonist Ziad Rabie, Grammy Award winning bassist Kevin Smith and drummer Justin Varnes.

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Jazz at the Bechtler ft. Nnenna Freelon

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. , Charlotte, NC 28202

In 2014, Nnenna starred in the critically acclaimed show “Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles” at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Nnenna is no stranger to the music of the master singer - she toured with Ray Charles, and other great jazz artists including Ellis Marsalis, Al Jarreau, George Benson, and others. Recently, multi-Grammy nominated vocal artist Nnenna Freelon has delivered her eleventh album after a decade-long hiatus from the studio. With Time Traveler, she offers a celebration of love and a prayer of hope for those living with loss. Learn more at Nnenna Freelon's official website.

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