Award winning saxophonist, Noel Catura has been teaching and performing professionally in the Bay Area for over 30 years. His musical knowledge and talents have helped hundreds of students ranging from beginners to professionals. You’ll get a solid foundation in music theory, sightreading, improvisation, and more. Noel makes music fun and helps you express your creativity.
Noel has performed nationally and internationally at such prestigious festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), The Gospel and Rhythm and Blues Festival (New York), The Notoden Blues Festival (Norway), Belgium Rhythm and Blues Festival, the West Palm Beach Festival (Florida), Bumpershoot Festival (Seattle), San Francisco Blues Festival and Sacramento Blues Festival.
Notable artists Noel has worked with include Verve recording artist, Joe Louis Walker and Mo’ Muscle recording artist, Sista Monica and was instrumental in the success of the critically acclaimed Chris Cain Blues Band. He has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Dave Weckl, John Lee Hooker, Wayne Wallace, Ernie Watts, Russell Ferrante, Charles Brown, Eddie “Clean Head” Vinson, Albert King, Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Pat Ford, Ike Turner, Robben Ford, Bobby Womack, Ron E. Beck, Joey DeFrancesco, Duke Jethro, Don Menza, Jeff Lorber and a host of others.
Noel is a Selmer-Paris endorsing artist in the Noel Catura Band, Nineteen Big Band and San Francisco dance band, Big City Revue.