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CMA Jazz on Main Pays Tribute to Dave Brubeck

The Noel Freidline Quartet Heats up with Cool Jazz

Friday, November 18 | 7:00 p.m.

Columbia, S.C. – The Columbia Museum of Art’s next concert in the CMA Jazz on Main series pays tribute to Dave Brubeck, one of the most iconic names in jazz, on Friday, November 18, in the CMA’s intimate Dubose-Poston Reception Hall.

“When I was in 8th grade, the only guy in my little hometown of Clearwater, Kansas, who knew anything about jazz gave me Dave Brubeck’s Time Out album,” says Noel Freidline, renowned musician and artistic director of the concert series. “It was the beginning of a love affair that continues to this day. To have the opportunity to perform so much of the music from that amazing album and more is a thrill beyond description.”

Along with saxophonist Paul Desmond, bassist Gene Wright, and drummer Joe Morello, Brubeck helped define the genre of West Coast “cool” jazz. In 1959, Brubeck released Time Out, which includes the iconic “Take Five,” a Desmond composition that would go on to become Brubeck’s signature song. Time Out is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential albums in jazz history.

Freidline is known for his exhilarating pianism, smart vocals, and easy smile. Based out of Charlotte, N.C., Freidline and his band have opened for many jazz legends such as Brubeck and Rosemary Clooney. His repertoire brings out the best of every subgenre of the jazz world, including swing, show tunes, and everything from soulful and edgy reinterpretations of Patti Page to Africanized arrangements of Simon & Garfunkel. The Noel Freidline Trio’s sound is characterized by sophisticated arrangements that always retain a playful element of spontaneity.

“We have performed this Brubeck tribute many times in the last several years, but I have always wanted to bring it to the CMA Jazz on Main audience,” says Freidline. “I am really looking forward to November 18th!”

Upcoming concerts in the 2016-2017 season:

  • Gypsy Jazz with Andy Page and Matt Williams – Friday, January 20, 2017
  • Tribute to the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring vibraphonist Jon Metzger – Friday, March 24, 2017
  • Bassist and Vocalist Nicki Parrott – Friday, May 12, 2017

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. | Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. | Cash Bar.

Individual Seats: $35 / $28 for members / $5 for students

Premier Table Seating:

$300 6 guests & 2 bottles of wine

$200 4 guests & 1 bottle of wine


Sponsored by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina, Baker and Baker Real Estate, and Brian Singleton, TruVista.

For more information about Noel Freidline, visit noelfreidline.com.

Tickets and program information can be found at columbiamuseum.org.


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