Biography


Noah Rott started his career as a jazz pianist in his hometown Hamburg, Germany. After receiving first recognition as the winner of the jazz competitions “Jugend Jazzt Hamburg 2008 (first prize soloist)” and “Jugend Jazzt 2010 Ensemble,” he studied a Bachelor in Jazz Instrumental Performance at the Hamburg Conservatory for Music and Theatre.

During this time he became a well-established pianist and driving force of Hamburg's local jazz scene and started to perform nationally and internationally. He performed with several ensembles in the US, Europe, China, South Korea, Nepal, and Costa Rica. Noah Rott was featured on world-renowned festivals and venues, such as European Parliament, Jewish Museum New York, Jazzmandu festival, Club Evans Seoul, Rockwood Music Hall, Shape Shifter Lab, Elbjazz festival, feel.jazz festival, ueberjazz festival, festiwal kulturi, jazz open festival, and many more. Furthermore he recorded seven critically acclaimed albums as a sideman.

Besides his musical activities, Noah Rott worked as a cultural manager. For many years he was a board member of the association "JazzHaus Hamburg e.V." supporting cultural events and hosting an annual jazz festival. In 2015 he founded the music label, artist collective and event series JAZZLAB with the objective to make improvised music accessible to a new and young audience. In 2017 he was a founding member and host of the festival feel.jazz.

Since 2017 Noah Rott was rewarded with the internationally renowned Fulbright scholarship to represent German culture in the US and further the mutual and cultural understanding of both countries.
In 2019 he graduated from the New York University with a Master of Music in Jazz Instrumental Performance. In this time he studied with some of the most innovative jazz artists of our time, such as Peter Bernstein, Kevin Hays, Alan Ferber, Billy Drewes, Adam Rogers, Brad Shepik, Andy Milne and Lenny White.
Additionally Noah Rott taught courses for undergraduate students at NYU in the fields "Jazz/Pop Piano & Composition”.
In 2019 Noah Rott recorded his debut album “Rewind” which will be released in March 2021 and features Israeli bassist Almog Sharvit, Californian singer Ambrose Getz as well as Californian drummer Jake Shandling.
In the course of his career Noah Rott collaborated with world-known artists such as Jim Black, Michael Rodriguez, Rich Perry, Tal Yahalom, Sandra Hempel, Silvan Strauss, Ken Norris, Gaya Feldheim Schorr, Nils Wogram, David Leon, Quintin Zoto and Frank Delle.