Jesse Selengut and NOIR define and codify a new genre with their first album "This is Jazz Noir." Fusion is such a dated, icky word and doesn't account for genres such as crack-reggae, hip-hop, electro, acid, reggaeton, salsa, etc... So spin all this stuff together, let it inside whilst living in the center of New York Gravity, and the urban confetti of jazz noir is the result.
NOIR has been through several incarnations over the last four or five years, putting together the right pieces in the right way. Highlights along the way included opening up for such terrific bands such as Chris Potter, Dave Douglas, George Garzone, and Joe Lovano and being the host band for the Williamsburg Jazz Festival for three years straight.
NOIR currently holds court every Sunday at the Surf Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's a small room but for some reason everybody digs it when NOIR tears it up.
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Jesse Selengut - Trumpet, Compositions, Fx
Daniel Kelly - Keys, Samplers, Fx (Composer of Doppelgänger)
Kyle Struve - Drums
Gavin Fallow - Electric and Acoustic Bass
Donny McCaslin - Tenor Sax (on tracks 4 and 8)