Our next featured co-conspirator is Nadje Noordhuis (pronounced "NA-dia NORD-house"). Based in New York for the past four years, Nadje has performed at numerous jazz festivals in Europe, Australia, Asia, U.S.A and Canada, and has shared the stage with acclaimed artists including Tom Harrell, Dave Liebman, Jim Black, Ben Monder and Carmen Bradford. Nadje was also a semi-finalist in last year's Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition. Born in Sydney, Australia, she discovered Miles Davis in college and it changed her life. After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in sound engineering and multimedia, she moved to Melbourne where she attained a Bachelor of Music Performance degree with Honors from the Victorian College of the Arts. She moved to NYC to study at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Laurie Frink (who will also appear on our debut album). In 2002, she was commissioned to compose a suite to accompany streetscape photography, which she performed with her new music group comprised of strings, percussion and trumpet.
Nadje is a recent inductee into the Society, having played her first gig with us about ten and a half months ago. Like all Australians, she is practiced in the art of drunken late-night Nick Cave rasp-alongs. She is featured on "Transit" (click to listen; right/ctrl click to download) from our recent Live at LPR recording.
As part of our fundraising efforts for our upcoming recording, Infernal Machines, we are offering you the opportunity to sponsor a Secret Society musician. Click here to sponsor Nadje's appearance on our album.
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Darcy James Argue's Secret Society may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.