Oz Noy
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Oz Noy

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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Guitar Player Magazine
"Won 2009 Guitar Player readers choice award for Best New Talent"
May 2009

Vintage Guitar Magazine
"Noy's latest record, Fuzzy, is a mix of the musical forms Noy was exploring... his composition skills show a musician trying to expand boundaries." June 2008

Guitar Player Magazine
"Won 2008 Guitar Player readers choice award for hippest rhythm guitar part on a song released in 2007". May 2008

Guitar Player Magazine
"Mutant Maestro Oz Noy makes a jazz noise that's undeniably different... the strat freak twists melodic and discordant lines over... greasy rhythm vamps that owe as much to the Apollo Theater as they do to Birdland." April 2008

Drumhead Magazine
“Even though some, like Hendrix and Dylan might have actually started
their careers elsewhere, New York is the place where they really began to
catch the attention of the public, the latest addition to that list is Israeli guitarist
Oz Noy." November 2007

"…employs effects with the intentions of a magician who conveys a sleight-of-hand…rapidly establishing a singular identity…aligns himself with the crème
de la crème of jazz and rock artistes…” October 2007

Mix Magazine
"Noy is a distinctive artist in his own right, his edgy, urban sound is rooted in
jazz and rock but incorporates myriad influences." September 2007

Electronic Musician (Interview) — Land Of Oz
“Guitarist Oz Noy invigorates New York's music scene with a distinctive style that seamlessly integrates Rock, Jazz, Pop, Blues and Heavy metal.”

October 2005
Guitar Player —
“…the most enjoyable guitar-driven instrumental fusion record to enter my
ears since my old guitar teacher hipped me to Jeff Beck’s ‘Blow By Blow’” September 2005

Guitar One —
“…HA! could easily been titled “Thelonious Monk Meets Godzilla” owing to its skewed melody and fat tones” August 2005

Bass Player —
“Oz Noy’s weekly gig at New York's Bitter End has become a must-go musical event, and this debut studio release documents why. His two trios are actually combined on a few tracks, and the resulting modern jazz-rock music is about
as bad as it gets.” June 2005

AllAboutJazz.com —
“A suitable entry point for jam band fans looking to find their way into a jazzier sensibility from improvisational rockers like the Allman brothers.” May 2005

The New York Times (Ben Ratliff Review on Noy featured on Eric Revis
“‘Tales of the stuttering mime’) —
…Oz Noy's barbed-wire electric guitar sounds give a link wary rawness to a slow, bumping beat…beside Mr. Noy, ‘Tales of the Stuttering Mime’ includes some of the better young musicians in town…” October 2004

Jazziz (Bill Milkowski Article) — Fission – Miles back
“A monster player who combines the ability of Danny Gatton with the imagination of Jeff Beck, Noy is also a master of effects…. This amazingly accomplished guitarist has an unbound sense of creativity, adventure, and fun.” August 2004

Modern Drummer —
“…Oz Noy has made a huge impact on the New York scene since arriving in 1996.” June 2004

Bass Player —
“…Oz Noy's regular Monday power-trio gig at the Bitter End has been one of
New York's musical hot points.” May 2004

Guitar One (Interview) — Guitarist you've gotta hear!
“Imagine Jeff Beck meets John Scofield in a James Brown's band, and you might get the picture.” April 2004
JamBands.com —
“…Oz seems to have traveled back to a time when music was so genuine the rest of the world deserves to hear it.” April 2004

"Oz is a fantastic guitar player…one of the best I've ever seen…he's just
too good!"
— Mike Stern

"Oz brings startling innovation to the guitar with a command of the instrument rarely encountered…he is the future of the guitar. He plays his #@! off!"
— Chris Botti

"Oz is to guitar what Jaco was to bass!"
— Will Lee

"Oz is a truly amazing guitarist! He is blazing new trails in sonic textures, voicings, fingerings, and "cross platform" improvisation. He is a welcome fresh voice on the instrument for the new century and beyond!"
— Chuck Loeb

- Median



Every Monday night at the Legendary Bitter End
in NYC since 2002!!!

Red Sea Jazz Festival -Aug 24-26 ,2010 Feat. Dave Weckl & Will Lee

Iridium Jazz Club NYC
April 29- May 2, 2010 Feat. Dave Weckl & Will Lee

European Tour- March 2- 16, 2010 Feat. Dave Weckl & James Genus.

Japan Tour- Billboard Live- November 20-25, 2009 Feat. Dave Weckl & James Genus

HEADLINING Iridium Jazz Club NYC
June 25-28,2009 Feat. Dave Weckl & Will Lee

Syracuse Jazz Festival
-June 27, 2008
With Anton Fig & Will Lee

Japan Tour
—November 20-29, 2007

Catalina Bar & Grill LA
—March 19 & 20, 2008
With Dave Weckl & Will Lee

—October 10, 2007
With Dave Weckl & James genus
—October 15, 2006

Iridium Jazz Club NYC
—August 3-6, 2006 Feat. Anton Fig & Will Lee

Catalina Bar & Grill LA
Oct, 2006
With Vinnie Colaiuta & Jimmy Johnson.

Copenhagen Jazz Festival
—Denmark, July 7, 2006 Feat. Anton Fig & Will Lee

Oz Noy Trio concerts: J&R Jazz Festival NYC—August 22, 2004 Feat. Anton Fig & Reggie Washington

- Median


Twisted Blues Vol.1 (2011)
Schizophrenic (2009)
Fuzzy (2007)
Ha! (2005)
Oz Live (2003/2006)



“It’s Jazz. It just doesn’t sound like it.”

This is how virtuoso guitarist Oz Noy describes his intoxicating blend of jazz, funk, rock, blues, and r&b.

Born in Israel, Oz started his professional career at the age of 13 playing jazz, blues, pop and rock music. By age 16, he was playing with top Israeli musicians and artists. By age 24, he was one of the most established studio guitar players in the country. Oz was also a member of the house band on Israel’s top-rated television show for more than two years.

Since his 1996 arrival in New York, Oz has made a huge impact on the local and international music scene. His unique and intoxicating style has broken all the rules of instrumental guitar music by focusing on the groove. All stars such as Keith Carlock, Anton Fig, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dave Weckl often contribute on drums, with bassists Will Lee, James Genus, and Reggie Washington.

In 2003, Oz released his debut record – “Oz Live” – recorded at NYC’s legendary Bitter End. In 2004, Oz signed with Magna Carta Records and in 2005, released his highly-acclaimed studio record “HA!” with his all-star band featuring Fig, Carlock, Lee and Genus plus special guests Mike Stern and George Whitty.

In April of 2007, a licensing deal with Magna Carta and Japanese label Videoarts opened the door for Oz's music in Japan. Later that year saw the release of “Fuzzy Feat,” Oz’s third record under the Magna Carta label. For Fuzzy Feat, Oz’s all-star band is joined by various special guests including Colaiuta, bassist Jimmy Johnson, and keyboardists Whitty and Jim Beard.

September 2009 saw the release of Oz’s fourth album, “Schizophrenic,” featuring Lee, Fig, Carlock, Weckl, Ricky Peterson, Chris Palmero, and special guest Steve Lukather.

September 2011 is expected the release of Oz’s fifth studio album “Twisted Blues” Featuring Vinnie Coliauta, Anton Fig, Chris Layton, Will Lee, Roscoe Beck , John Medeski, Jerry Z, Reese Wynans, Ralph Macdonald and special guests Eric Johnson & Allen Toussaint.

For his accomplishments as a trend-setting guitarist, Oz won the highly acclaimed Guitar Player magazine readers poll for “best guitar riff on a record” in 2007. In 2008, Oz won the Guitar Player’s readers poll again; this time for “bet new talent.”

Oz Noy has performed, toured and recorded with Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Gavin DeGraw, Harry Belafonte, Cyndi Lauper, Clay Aiken, Akiko Yano, Wonder Girls, Toni Braxton, Phoebe Snow, Nile Rogers, Mike Clark, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Dave Weckl, Mike Manieri, The East Village Opera Company, Roger Glover, Bill Evans, Warren Hayes, Gove’t Mule, Allen Toussaint, Eric Johnson and others.