Variety is the hallmark of NoethenButJazz which plays the many styles of Jazz including Latin, Blues, New Orleans, Brazilian, Holiday Jazz interpretations, and of course, Standards. We love to surprise, and get people on their feet. The band currently features Mark Noethen on piano and vocals, Cass Preston on trumpet and vocals, Lanny Webb on bass, Gil Rodriguez and Paul Daniel on drums.

Hear our music in live performance:

 2019 Calendar  
Jan. 19 Saturday 5-8 pm  BAR 77
NBJ Quartet with Cass Preston trumpet and vocals, Mark Noethen piano and vocals, Lanny Webb bass, Paul Daniel drums
7133 N.  Oracle rd. (inside Whole foods) , Casas Adobes Plaza
Great food and drinks !!
Feb. 16 Saturday 5-8 pm  BAR 77
NBJ Quartet with Cass Preston trumpet and vocals, Mark Noethen piano and vocals, Lanny Webb bass, Gil Rodriguez drums
7133 N. Oracle rd. (inside Whole Foods) , Casas Adobes Plaza
Mar. 16 Saturday 5-8 pm BAR 77
NBJ Quartet with Cass Preston trumpet and vocals, Mark Noethen piano and vocals, Lanny Webb bass, Paul Daniel drums
7133 N. Oracle rd. (inside Whole Foods), Casas Adobes Plaza
Contact Us :  520.331.1990    email: mnoethenatdakotacomdotnet
******************** 4 CD's available********************
5th Annual Holiday Jazz: Live From Noble Hall, McKinney Performing Arts Center,  Dec. 13 2018
"That Old Feeling", Cass Preston (trumpet, vocals) and Mark Noethen (acoustic piano) recorded at Rosano Studio 2011 and 2012
      "World On a String", NoethenButJazz Quartet. Mark and Cass are joined by Gil Rodriquez on drums and Marco Rosano on bass, recorded beautifully in the television studios of Pima Community College in 2012 as part of PCC's "THE SET LIST" television series. (see link at bottom of this page)     
  "Live at CPAC 2014", the quartet (Mark, Cass, Gil, and Lanny) in concert at the wonderful Community Performing Arts Center, Green Valley AZ
for more information or to order email us at: mnoethenatdakotacomdotnet

 Mark Noethen piano and vocals,  Originally from Scottsdale, he first studied jazz piano with the great Bob Ravenscroft, and then in Tucson performed with the University of Arizona Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jeff Haskell from 1976 to 1980. While a graduate student at the University of Rochester he also performed with the Eastman School of Music Jazz Lab Band before returning to Tucson in 1995. He also performs in the North Texas hotbed of jazz with the Texas Instruments Big Band directed by Kris Berg backing such guest artists as John Pizzarelli,  Eric Marienthal, Delfeayo Marsalis, Tom "Bones" Malone, Chris Vadala and Veronica Swift, and in venues such as Dallas' Meyerson Symphony Center,  The Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, and McKinney Performing Arts Center.  He leads his own groups in various local venues and has annual Fat Tuesday NOLA and Holiday Music concerts.  Mark performs all styles of music and has led NBJ for many years.
Cass Preston trumpet and vocals,  A Tucson music icon and lifetime Tucsonan, Cass has performed locally for decades with almost everyone that has played jazz, swing, blues, or dance music in Tucson.  He is known for his signature trumpet and vocal styles, and unique repertoire. He was honored as the first recipient of the Tucson Jazz Society's Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been covered many times in the local media including the highlighted artist (with Mark Noethen, Gil Rodriguez, and Marco Rosano) of "The Set List" 9", one of Pima Community College's Television Series highlighting local bands, airing frequently.
Gil Rodriguez , drums,  Raised in Manhattan,  Gil performed on drums at the legendary Apollo Theater at age fifteen.  He played with the Monuments, Body and Soul, and several other bands in the New York scene. Gil moved to Tucson in 1978 and has performed with many Tucson jazz, blues, and pop artists including the Tucson Latin Jazz Orchestra, Larry Redhouse, Sam Taylor, John Ronstadt, and been a member of NBJ for many years.

Paul Daniel, drums, A Southern Cal native, Paul honned his playing skills  in the L A studios with artists Steven Crane and  Steve Bartek, with groups Rosewood Sky and Bruiser,  with producers L. Williamson and D.J. Rodgers. Throughout the 80's and 90's live dates followed, including  many L A and Las Vegas show performances. An early 2000's move from L.A. to Tucson proved  fruitful melding with the likes of George Howard,and with the Bill Martin Trio.  

 Lanny Webb, bass and trombone, holds a B.A. in Music Education from the University of Arizona and has performed with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, was lead trombone in many Las Vegas hotels and shows such as the Stardust, Ceasars Palace, and Sahara among others. He has played for stars such as Lou Rawls, the Temptations, Vicki Carr, Sammy Davis Jr. , Rosemary Clooney, and Robert Goulet. He performs regularly on both bass, and trombone with Big Band Express, Arts Express Orchestra, and many others.


Watch Cass Preston Interview, March 2012