Native Soul Quartet presented by Northampton Jazz Festival

Northampton Community Arts Trust (33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA)

Art + Entertainment + Music

The collective quartet known as Native Soul has earned a reputation for inspired performances among audiences and fellow musicians alike. Native Soul is comprised of 4 uniquely gifted instrumentalist/composers. Saxophonist Peter Brainin met drummer Steve Johns in Boston and the two forged a friendship that continued when they both moved back to New York. Marcus McLaurine was already one of the most sought after bass players on the scene when he first met and played with19-year-old pianist Noah Haidu at a gig in Brooklyn, NY. After Noah moved to New York and established himself as an important new pianist on the scene they decided to form a working group: McLaurine suggested they seek out Steve Johns and Peter Brainin and Native Soul was born. The bands initial appearances hosting a jam session in Brooklyn led to their first recording, ROUGH JAZZ (Apria Records, 2006).