Noah Franche-Nolan is a Canadian pianist, improviser, composer, arranger, and educator. He leads the Noah Franche-Nolan Trio, with Juno-Nominated Jodi Proznick on bass and Nicholas Bracewell on drums. This band also forms the rhythm section for Indo Jazz Fusion group Raagaverse, led by Shruti Ramani. In addition to being a performer and bandleader, Franche-Nolan is an active composer, having most recently composed the score to NYC film maker Talha Jalal’s documentary “Rite of Passage” and the music for Vancouver-based playwright Shelby Saitterthwaite’s play Light Rapid Transit. He has also recently released two electro-acoustic records on Infidels label in collaboration with Dutch composer/violist Oene van Geel and Canadian composer/guitarist Dan Pitt, titled “Portraits from the Interior World Vol I and II”.
Noah is on Faculty at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s School of Music in the Jazz department and the Theory and Composition Department. His number one goal as a music educator is to contribute to the student’s fostering of a healthy and life-enriching relationship with music, no matter their level or musical interests.