Noel Catura Biography
Award winning saxophonist and Selmer Paris endorsed artist, Noel Catura has been a professional musician, composer, arranger and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years. He performs and teachers in many genres, including blues, jazz, funk, Latin and rhythm and blues. Noel has performed with renowned artists such as Mary Wells, John Lee Hooker, Bobby Womack, Charles Brown, Eddie “Clean Head” Vinson, Albert King, Ike Turner, Robben Ford, Dave Weckl, Ernie Watts, Russell Ferrante, Joey DeFrancesco, Jeff Lorber and a host of others.
Noel has performed around the globe at such prestigious venues and festivals including the Apollo Theater (New York), Royal Alberts Hall (London), Blue Note (New York), Buddy Guy’s Legends (Chicago), Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Notoden Blues Festival (Norway), Belgium Rhythm and Blues Festival, West Palm Beach Jazz Festival (Florida), Monterey Jazz Festival, and San Jose and San Francisco Jazz and Blues Festivals.
Noel currently performs with his own ensemble as well as the JC Smith Band, Golden State Warriors Bay Blue Notes Band, Matt Finders & Friends and notable bands on the West Coast. He is a respected educator and teaches private lessons online and in person.
Booking and Private Lesson Information: 408-230-5969
Selmer Paris Saxophones
AMT Applied Microphone Technology
As a Leader
Noel Catura, Soulful Situation
As a Sideman
Joe Louis Walker, President and the Preacher
Sista Monica, Get Out of My Way, People Love the Blues and Live in Europe
Chris Cain, Late Night City Blues, Cuttin' Loose, Can’t Buy a Break
Jackie Payne, Day in the Life of a Bluesman
Andy Just, Andy Just Don’t Cry
Ronnie Beck, Love Comes and Goes
Greg Murai, And Your Soul Will Dance
Killer Acid Jazz by Cue Ball, The Big Nervous Chill