James Noyes


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“A monumental force of ideas and energy” (Saxophone Journal), James Noyes has performed with the Long Island Philharmonic, Juilliard Symphony, Argento New Music Project, NY Arts Ensemble, David Amram, Rosemary Clooney, and the Doobie Brothers. His saxophone sound is “entrancing in its dreamy melancholy” (NY Concert Review) and a “shape-shifting mass of pure expression” (I Care if You Listen). Recordings include Shadowcatcher (Juilliard Wind Ensemble), and Imaginings, with works by Cohen, Consoli, Miller, Nathan, Patterson, and Shemaria. Articles are published in Musical Quarterly and Saxophone Symposium and compositions include Equinox Liturgy and The Way of Ascension. Noyes teaches at William Paterson University and Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division. He holds a Doctorate in Saxophone Performance from Manhattan School, where he studied with Paul Cohen.