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Oz Noy Trio featuring James Genus and Dave Weckl
(Published: January 27, 2011)

Oz Noy Trio with James Genus and Dave Weckl

February 1-2, 2011

Make a reservation for this show.

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents modern jazz/funk guitarist Oz Noy with James Genus (bass) and Dave Weckl (drums). Show time 7:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday. Doors open at 6pm Tuesday and 5:30pm Wednesday.

Oz Noy is a guitar player from Israel, who started his professional career at the age of 13 playing jazz, blues, pop and rock music. At age 16 he was already playing with leading Israeli musicians and performers, and at age 24 he was one of the most established studio guitar players in the country, and played on numerous records. He was also a member of the house band of Israel's top rated television show for more than two years. Since his arrival to New York in 1996 he has made a big impact on the local music scene with his unique sound, compositions and style, bringing a mixture of pop, rock, blues, funk, and jazz, into a cohesive and intoxicating groove.

Oz has performed, toured and recorded with well established artists such as Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Mike Clark, Jeff 'Tain" Watts, Harry Bellefonte, Toni Braxton, Phoebe Snow, Gavin Degraw, Niel Rogers, Roger Glover, Cyndi Lauper, and more. He played on numerous commercials and movie soundtracks and recently wrote the sound track for the highly acclaimed documentary A/K/A Tommy Chong.

Oz Noy's "Ha!"(2005) includes drummers Anton Fig, Keith Carlock, and bassists Will Lee and James Genus, and guest guitarist Mike Stern and keyboardist George Whitty and Shai Bachar. Oz Noy's-"Live"(2003/2006) includes drummers Anton Fig, Keith Carlock, and bassists Reggie Washington, James Genus and Will Lee. Oz Noy's-"Fuzzy"(2007) includes drummers Anton Fig, Keith Carlock & Vinnie Colaiuta, bassists Will Lee, James Genus & Jimmy Johnson and keyboardist Jim Beard, George Whitty and Shai Bachar. Oz Noy's- "Schizophrenic"(2009) Includes drummers Anton Fig, Keith Carlock, Dave Weckl, bassist Will Lee, guest guitarist Steve Lukather and keybordist Ricky Peterson, Chris Palmaro, Shai Bachar.

For more than 20 years, highly acclaimed jazz fusion drummer Dave Weckl, has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. For this, he has received numerous accolades and honors; Modern Drummer inducted Dave into their Hall of Fame and named him "one of the 25 best drummers of all time." But these honors, in addition to many more bestowed by the music community, are the product of Dave's undying commitment to making great compositions. Dave's incredibly dynamic and diverse drumming, which has inspired musicians worldwide, is built on a solid foundation of knowledge and respect for music.

James Genus is one of the most versatile and in-demand bassist on the scene today. He is well known for his talents on both the acoustic and the electric bass. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he was introduced to Miles Davis, Coltrane, Monk, and the acoustic bass. During his latter years at VCU he studied and played with pianist Ellis Marsalis, who furthered his musical knowledge. He moved to New York, where he played/recorded with artist such as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, and Dianne Reeves. He is currently in the Saturday Night Live Band.

Oz Noy MySpace

James Genus Website

Dave Weckl Website

More Information: https://www.jazzalley.com

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