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Biography

“Bassist Noah Garabedian leads a six-piece through his funky, brassily ambitious charts, as featured on a new Brooklyn Jazz Underground release, Big Butter And The Egg Men.”
- Time Out New York

"Noah Garabedian's sextet deals with concepts of polyphony, harmony, and counterpoint that embody the best aspirations of jazz from its beginnings."
- The New York City Jazz Record

Bass player and composer Noah Garabedian holds a BA in Ethnomusicology from the The University of California Los Angeles, and a Master's of Music Performance from New York University. He is a 2021 Artist Fellow with Creative Armenia and AGBU; 2016 Fulbright Specialist Grant recipient; 2011 finalist for the International Society of Double Bass Competition; 2007 finalist for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz; 2006 John Coltrane National Scholarship recipient. 

In November of 2016, Mr. Garabedian received a Fulbright Specialist Grant to teach jazz music for one month at Silpakorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand. As an educator Mr. Garabedian currently works with the music outreach program at Jazz At Lincoln Center, Jazz For Young People. He is also currently part-time faculty at The New School in New York City and works at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. In the past he has served as adjunct faculty at NYU, taught with The Weil Institute at Carnegie Hall, and participated in the music outreach program between UCLA and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

As a sideman, Mr. Garabedian has performed and toured with Ravi Coltrane, Jeff Tain Watts, Andy Milne, Josh Roseman, Ralph Alessi, Myron Walden, Nir Felder, Frank LoCrasto, Okkervil River, and Julian Pollack.. Mr. Garabedian has represented the US State Department on two separate tours as a musical ambassador where he performed for the public, taught workshops on music, and collaborated with local musicians; one five-week tour through Southeast Asia, and one two-week tour through Turkey and Azerbaijan.

In October 2020, he premiered a new composition commissioned by the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College. The piece was inspired by stories and pictures of survivors of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II, in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of those events.

"...Noah is a positively organic bass player, an incredible artist..."

                                                             - David Wiegand, of The San Francisco Chronicle