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. 

And the PHOTO GALLERY

 

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

Catching Some Rays: A Jazz Celebration of the Genius of Modern Music - Ray Charles

Lancaster Cultural Arts Center, 300 W Gay St., Lancaster, SC 29720

Scan the audience of a Ray Charles concert and one would have seen an almost perfect cross-section of American culture, Charles’ fans representing every age, race, and ideology. Combining gospel music with secular lyrics, Ray Charles became the father of soul music. With a signature sound, Charles’ music is undeniably universal. He definitely put the “soul” in soul music!

Join Noel Freidline and Maria Howell along with their all-star band as they celebrate one of America’s greatest performers! “Georgia On My Mind” “What I Say” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” “I’ve Got a Woman” and many more.

Click the ticket link to purchase event tickets or call (803) 285-7451. Additional $5 for ticket purchases at the door.

Jacksonville Jazz Festival Piano Competition

The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St. , Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection – The Piano Place has been a Jacksonville tradition for more than 30 years. The competition, hosted by the City of Jacksonville Division of Sports and Entertainment, will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at The Florida Theatre, where five finalists, chosen through “blind” judging in July, will compete for the honor of this award. The winner will receive a monetary prize and will perform at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Friday, October 1, 2021.

This will be the 18th year that Noel Freidline has MC'd the competition. Noel will be joined by Maria Howell to perform with the house rhythm section while the judges deliberate.

See site for ticket info

Noel & Maria present Catching Some Rays: a Jazz Celebration of Ray Charles

The Jazz Corner, 1000 William HIlton Parkway, Hilton Head Is., SC

Scan the audience of a Ray Charles concert and one would have seen an almost perfect cross-section of American culture, Charles’ fans representing every age, race, and ideology. Combining gospel music with secular lyrics, Ray Charles became the father of soul music. With a signature sound, Ray Charles music is undeniably universal. He definitely put the “soul” in soul music! Join Noel and Maria and their all-star band as they celebrate one of America’s greatest performers “Georgia On My Mind” “What I Say” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” “I’ve Got a Woman” and many more.

Join Noel & Maria and their all-star band as they bring this amazing show into the legendary Jazz Corner, one of the premier jazz music venues on the planet! RESERVATIONS ARE A NECESSITY!

See site for ticket and reservation information.

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