Oz Noy

Oz was born in Israel and began his professional career as a musician, playing blues, jazz, and pop music at the age 13 He was already playing with some of the most prominent Israeli musicians by age 16. He was a well-known studio guitarist by the age of 24. Oz was also part of the Israeli top-rated television program’s house band for over two years. Oz has had a significant impact on both the international and local music scene since his arrival in New York in 1996. His intoxicating and unique style breaks all the rules of instrumental music, focusing only on the groove. Keith Carlock and Vinnie Colaiuta are just a few of the many stars who contribute to drums. Reggie Washington, James Genus and James Genus also play bass. Oz’s debut album, “Oz Live”, was released in 2003. It was recorded at NYC’s famous Bitter End. Magna Carta Records signed Oz in 2004 and in 2005, Oz released “HA!”, his critically-acclaimed studio album. His all-star band included Fig, Carlock Lee, Genus, and special guests Mike Stern, and George Whitty. Oz’s music was made available in Japan through a licensing agreement with Magna Carta Records and Japanese label Videoarts. Later in the year, Oz released “Fuzzy Feat”, his third album under the Magna Carta brand. Fuzzy Feat features Oz’s all-star group, which includes Jimmy Johnson as bassist, Colaiuta and Jim Beard as keyboardists. Oz’s fourth album “Schizophrenic” was released in September 2009. It featured Lee, Fig and Carlock as well as Ricky Peterson, Ricky Peterson, Chris Palmero and special guest Steve Lukather. September 2011 will see the release of Oz’s fifth studio album, “Twisted blues”. It features Vinnie Coliauta and Anton Fig as well as Roscoe Beck, Roscoe, John Medeski (reese Wynans), Ralph Macdonald, and special guests Eric Johnson.

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