What we do
Noble + Wylie represents the highest quality performers specializing in fun, sophisticated, and crowd-pleasing traditional jazz, including New Orleans-style hot jazz, ragtime, and early swing. These early popular music styles created the dynamic soundtrack for American culture in the first half of the 20th century.
Today, traditional jazz is exceptional in its ability to delight in every context and venue, from symphony halls to speakeasies, and festival main stages to intimate wedding celebrations.
We work collaboratively to provide our clients with extraordinary music, always offering outstanding service and fairness both to presenters and the artists we represent.
Why we do it
From our Founder
After years of wearing the hats of Trombonist, Singer, and Educator, I began to collect those of Booking Agent, Tour Manager, Record Producer, Publicist, etc. Combining these experiences as a performing artist and a former Agent at Columbia Artists, I founded Noble + Wylie to focus on the early jazz and swing styles that I love while also advancing the careers of exceptional bands I believe in.
Noble + Wylie celebrates and promotes excellence in performance and communication, nurturing long-term positive relationships with discriminating music venues, festivals, schools, and private clients in order to provide distinctive and creative music to audiences world-wide.
Who we are
emily asher, managing director
Emily connects clients with high musical standards to superb musicians. Throughout her career as a successful soloist, band leader, educator, and former agent for Columbia Artists, she has been the catalyst for dynamic performances in the U.S., Europe, and The Middle East. Emily's tested leadership and keen musical instincts have earned her the respect of both industry professionals and her musical colleagues; she now offers that experience and integrity to Noble + Wylie clients.
Katie lee, Technology Consultant
Katie Lee never planned to become a full-time musician. She also never planned to diverge from that path and dive deep into the world of software development and consulting. But she's done both of those things, and many more. Her attention to detail, willingness to learn, and expertise in building genuine and lasting relationships has enabled her to wear many hats (and wear them well) in each of her roles. Proud to be part of a female-run business, Katie brings compassionate professionalism and creative curiosity to her work at Noble + Wylie.
are Noble + Wylie?
Born in Ohio on the brink of the 20th century, brothers Noble and Wylie Curry were classically trained artists who served two contrasting worlds. A jobbing designer for the thriving industrial age, Wylie served its artistic needs devotedly with stylish, precise product design as an illustrator and graphic artist.
Noble, after working as an Army platoon artist in Europe during World War I, found deep satisfaction in painting, drawing and printmaking as he passionately followed his creative muse. He was accepted as a WPA artist during the Depression. His work was widely exhibited during the mid-century.
Together, the brothers’ life work represents creative service at its best: expertise, virtuosity, and purpose.
Both men continued to draw and paint until the end of their long lives. Wylie Warren Curry was the great-grandfather of Emily Asher. To read further about the two brothers, please visit this site: www.currybrothersart.com