Drummer/composer Sean Noonan sees himself as a modern-day sonic griot, wandering the globe gathering stories, legends, and folklore like a punk-jazz Alan Lomax. His “wandering folk” theory captures the elusiveness of ever-evolving world music traditions and reorients them through his own distinctive lens, fusing his discoveries with influences from harmolodic jazz, bleeding-edge rock, and avant-garde classical music. Noonan’s wide-spectrum music combines the loquacity of an Irish bard, the narrative rhythms of Samuel Beckett, and the raw physicality of a street-smart boxer. His diverse projects have included the Pavees Electric Trio, combining funk, punk and jazz with the spirit of Irish wayfarers; the Bavarian punk-jazz Brooklyn Lager Trio; and the amorphous Afro-Celtic punk-jazz project Brewed By Noon. Over the course of 19 albums and hundreds of performances around the world, Noonan has worked with an incredible array of artists including Marc Ribot, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Mat Maneri, Susan McKeown, and Can’s Malcolm Mooney.