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Jolley Brothers

Nathan and Noble’s CD “Memoirs Between Brothers - The Jolley Brothers,” containing all original compositions, is already receiving rave reviews. Michael J. West, of Washington City Paper's, "Arts & Entertainment: One Track Mind," previews "Eyes on the Horizon," his standout track, as a gospel-flavored blend of nostalgia, longing, and hope for piano trio. Keyboardist Noble Jolley brings the colors of the church, while his twin brother, drummer Nate, adds a level of sharp hip-hop groove, ... and a full string quartet appears just enough to provide a tinge of sweetness." His article provides a free download of the composition -the-horizon/Feb 4, 2011. Nathan and pianist Noble Jolley, Jr. are twins in many ways. Both brothers were home-schooled by their mother and received their initial jazz training from their late father, guitarist, Noble Jolley, Sr.
Upon graduation, both received scholarships to study at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where they majored in Jazz Studies/Performance. Pianist Noble’s achievements at Peabody garnered him an invitation to study at the esteemed Paris Conservatory in ’07, where he studied jazz & classical piano. Nathan and Noble have both performed with Peabody’s Jazz Lab Band and Peabody’s Jazz Orchestra, and Noble doubled with the Peabody Latin Jazz Band. Both were selected by Rufus Reid to study at the Ravinia Steins Jazz Institute, and performed at the Ravinia Jazz Festival in Chicago in ’06. Nathan was invited by Christian McBride to study at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass summer jazz camp. They both graduated as Dean’s List Students.
Nathan and Noble have performed in festivals with the Fred Foss Youth Jazz Orchestra at the Havana Jazz Festival in Cuba, and the BET Jazz festivals in St. Lucia, Anguilla, and Bonaire. Additionally both brothers have shared stages opposite such NEA Jazz Masters as Ron Carter, James Moody, and McCoy Tyner. Other performance and recording opportunities have come with such notables as John Legend, Antonio Hart, Ingrid Jensen, Nasar Abadey, Gary Thomas, Eric Lewis, Cynda Williams, Malcolm Jamal Warner, the Washington Jazz Arts Institute, Davey Yarborough, Wes Anderson, Esther Williams, Heidi Martin, and the W.E.S. Group. Here’s what the press has said: “…Noble… was fiercely talented and full of promise. Pianist Noble packs a Tyner-ish wallop and his solos shone a real knack for textural drama.” JazzTimes magazine “Nathan is an equally confident and expressive player whose performance was a display of youthful athleticism; he buoyed and bounced around the kit with an elasticity that matched the shifting dynamics of his drumming. It was explosive musicianship that deserved a bountiful audience…” JazzTimes magazine .