March 22nd, 2019
1. Theme / 2. Splinter / 3. Six Million Ways To Die / 4. Interlude / 5. Exploding Heads / 6. All For You / 7. Sherwin Wiliams / 8. Testify
Start The Reactor
November 2th, 2018
Noah Young - Bass | Walter Lundy - Drums | Brad Walker - Sax | Danny Abel - Guitar | Jason Butler - Organ, synthesizer, piano, synth bass | Sam Kuslan - Electric piano
1. Nachos / 2. Memory Lane / 3. What Have You Been Feeding This Thing? / 4. Chewing Cud / 5. Frat Sisters / 6. Square Biz / 7. Five Minute Miracle
Best known for being a founding member of Jazz/Funk band Naughty Professor, Noah Young is one of the most sought after Bassists in New Orleans.
Born in the rural state of Vermont in 1991, Young started learning the Bass Guitar at the age of 12. In 2010 at the age of 19, he moved to New Orleans, LA to pursue music more seriously. Between 2010 and 2015 Young studied jazz formally at both Loyola University and University of New Orleans.
In 2015, Noah Young graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies. While at UNO he was fortunate enough to study with many legends of the New Orleans Jazz scene including Brian Seeger, Steve Masakowski, Ed Peterson, and Victor Atkins. As well as his formal academic studies, he has studied on and off with New Orleans’ bass legend Chris Severin for the last 5 years, and considers him one of his biggest influences.
Outside of school Young has stayed busy composing, recording, and performing with Jazz/Funk band Naughty Professor. Formed in 2010, Naughty Professor have released 3 studio albums and have played over 400 shows in more than 35 states.
In his 6 + years of being active in the New Orleans music scene Noah Young has had the pleasure of performing/recording with many different acts including: Chali 2na, Ivan Neville, Eric Bloom, Mike Dillon, David Shaw, Sasha Masakowski, Nigel Hall, Russell Batiste, Dee-1, The Stooges Brass Band, Leroy Jones, and many more.
Although Naughty Professor tours rigorously and plays between 100-150 shows per year around the continental U.S., Young still maintains a busy schedule in New Orleans and consistently performs with Funk/Fusion band CoolNasty (every Wednesday night at the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market), and Neo-Soul singer Mykia Jovan (every Sunday at the Blue Nile.) 2015 saw Noah Young taking up the role of band leader for the first time when he started the Noah Young Band, a Funk/Jazz/Fusion project that showcases his own compositions. In 2016, he started Party/Funk band Raw Deal featuring members of Naughty Professor and Dexter Gilmore from Sexy Dex and the Fresh on lead vocals.
All That Jazz: Noah Young’s Splinter Review
March 18th, 2019 | By: Bill Arceneaux | Big Easy Magazine
Admittedly, I’m out of the loop when it comes not only to new (for me anyway) Jazz artists but to also identifying key elements in Jazz music that I enjoy and why. Unlike other genres, Jazz, in particular, is from the outside looking in, like some form of chaos math, where equations contradict and mash with one another only to resolve simply in the end... READ MORE
Noah Young and His Band Premiere The Music Video For “Splinter”
January 25th, 2019 | By: Lucy Foreman | OffBeat Magazine
Ahead of a sophomore album slated for a March release, Noah Young is premiering a music video for his new song “Splinter,” shot by OffBeat’s Noe Cugny. The Naughty Professor bassist and his jazz style shine through in “Splinter,” which features all his funky bass abilities. Young found inspiration for this hit from Avishai Cohen, an Israeli jazz double bassist, composer, singer and arranger. “Splinter” was the first song that Young wrote for his upcoming record... READ MORE
Noah Young, Start The Reactor (Independent)
February 8th, 2017 | By: Robert Fontenot | OffBeat Magazine
As the bassist for local favorites Naughty Professor, Noah Young usually keeps it pretty funky, if exploratory; their version of New Orleans party music is appropriately danceable but flutters as well as it pops. This first proper full-length solo album, however, turns out to be straight jazz fusion all the way: seven extended exploratory, experimental cuts as busy as the cover...READ MORE
Naughty Professor’s Noah Young Releases Funk Track “Chewing Cud” Ahead Of Solo Album
January 10th, 2017 | By: Kendall Deflin | Live for Live Music
NOLA-based funk and jazz outfit Naughty Professor breeds more than just good times. Despite the band’s rigorous national tour schedule, Noah Young remains one of the most sought after bassists in New Orleans. Playing 100-150 shows per year around the continental U.S. with NP already... READ MORE
New music spotlight: Noah Young Band
January 10th, 2017 | By: Chris Saucier | WWOZ
While he’s not busy touring around the country with jazz/funk band Naughty Professor or performing and recording with other New Orleans musicians, bassist Noah Young is hard at work finding outlets for his own compositions with the Noah Young Band... READ MORE
NAUGHTY PROFESSOR'S NOAH YOUNg Previews His Debut Album
January 4TH, 2017 | By: Alex Rawls | My Spilt Milk
Funk/jazz/rock band Naughty Professor had a good 2016, and the band’s bassist Noah Young will start 2017 with good news of his own. On January 13, he’ll release his first solo album, > Start the Reactor> ... READ MORE