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The Charlotte is Creative Podcast

Dec 19, 2019

Christmas is *gasp* less than one week away, so that means you have just under seven days to enjoy one of the best parts of Christmas: the music! 

On this week's episode of the Biscuit CLT Podcast, producer Andy Goh talks to long-time Charlotte jazz musicians, pianist Noel Freidline and singer Maria Howell. Having played together for a decade since meeting at the Jazz at the Bechtler series, Freidline and Howell have begun recording and performing together under the moniker "Noel and Maria." After having released an album of American standards in 2018, Noel and Maria have released a Christmas album called, Merry Christmas, My Dear. 

Hear Noel and Maria talk about Maria's Gastonia roots and having a show-stealing scene in The Color Purple, the ins and outs of musicianship, and the feeling of playing a set to a standing ovation.