UNC Faculty Jazz with Special Guest, Nadje Noordhuis
Nadje Noordhuis Biography
With a trumpet sound possessing a "beyond-category beauty” (Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz), Australian-born trumpeter/composer Nadje Noordhuis’ deeply-felt, clarion tone and evocative compositional gift meld classical rigor, jazz expression, and world music accents into a sound that is distinctively her own.
From Sydney, Australia, and based in New York for twenty years, Noordhuis was a semi-finalist in the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition and the 2010 National Jazz Awards in Australia. She has played on two GRAMMY-winning recordings, and six GRAMMY-nominated albums across a variety of musical genres. She tours with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Anat Cohen Tentet, Matt Wilson’s Honey and Salt, and Fred Hersch’s Leaves of Grass project.
Noordhuis has four albums of original compositions on her Little Mystery Records label, and two vinyl releases on Newvelle Records. Her 2015 contemplative album with pianist Luke Howard, Ten Sails, currently has over 16 million digital streams. Her quartet album, Full Circle, featuring pianist Fred Hersch, was released in Dec 2022 and her electro-acoustic duo record with James Shipp, Multitudes, is out June 2023.