Noah Kaplan is an American composer and saxophonist. His playing has been described as “venturesome” (New York Times), as well as “formidable” (All About Jazz) and “Meditative and elegiac . . . it communicates a wild tenderness” (All About Jazz, New York). Born in 1984, Noah grew up in Topanga Canyon, CA and played professionally throughout Los Angeles. In 2002, he moved to Boston to attend the New England Conservatory where he studied with Joe Maneri and Jerry Bergonzi. With Maneri, he studied improvisation, as well as harmony, counterpoint, fugue and composition using Arnold Schoenberg’s texts. In 2005, Noah received the Jonathan Keith Foundation Scholarship for his work with microtones. That same year, he was a member of the NEC Honors Jazz Quartet Miwokido Kid, in which he developed a unique style that blended microtonality with modern jazz. In 2007, after graduating NEC with Honors, Noah created and directed PLAY!, a series of improvised music concerts presented by the Boston Microtonal Society. The following year the light and other things, a collaboration with slide guitar icon David Tronzo and bassist Giacomo Merega was released to critical acclaim (reviews). In January 2011, Dollshot’s self-titled debut album was released on Underwolf Records. The Noah Kaplan Quartet’s debut recording, Descendants, featuring guitarist Joe Morris, will be released on HatHut Records in 2011. Also in 2011, Noah will appear on Ad Faunum which will be released by NotTwo Records. Noah maintains an active performance schedule and has performed and/or recorded with Joe Morris, Mat Maneri, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua, Anthony Coleman, Art Davis, Joe Maneri, Randy Peterson, Ed Schuller, David Tronzo, Luther Gray, Daniel Levin, Judith Berkson, Pandelis Karayorgis, Kirk Knuffke, Marco Cappelli, Mauro Pagani, and Hampton Fancher among others. Noah lives in Brooklyn, New York.