Noah is keeping alive the jazz vocal heritage of Jon Hendricks and Eddie Jefferson. Noah Powell is a native of Kinston NC and a graduate of North Carolina Central University (1983). As a working musician he has collaborated with some of the finest musicians in his native North Carolina.
From 1984-86 Noah worked with Chip Crawford and in 1985 he replaced Nina Freelon as the vocalist for the William McLaughlin quartet later to be renamed Mastertrax. Noah joined the vocal group “A String of Pearls” directed by Ed. Paolantonio in 1986. Throughout the rest of the 80’s Noah did stints with Brother Yusuf Salim and the Scott Sawyer trio. During the first half of the 1990s Noah was front-man for the Stanley Baird group. At the late 90s into early 2000, Noah collaborated with guitarist Bob Tapp. Noah is currently collaborating with pianist Allison Wiener and performing throughout the triangle with his own unit. For more information visit: http://mahaloarts.com/jazzersandfriends/.