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Ofri Nehemya

Israeli drummer Ofri Nehemya, plays in and out of the israeli jazz scene for the last 5 years and already had the opportunity to share the stage with many great jazz musicians including Avishai Cohen (bass), Eli Degibri, Aaron Goldberg, Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Reuben Rogers, Gilad Hekselman, Omer Avital and many others.

Ofri was born on January 10th, 1994 in Givatayim, Israel, to a musical family; his father is a drummer and his mother is a singer. Since a very young age, when music was all around, Ofri exposed to different kinds of music including Rock, Pop, Fusion and more. Around the age of 3, he picked up the drumsticks for the first time, playing simple grooves only a few months later. From the age of 8 Ofri was taught by his father for the next 4 years, playing mostly fusion music. In the age of 12, Ofri started taking piano lessons - Classical and jazz, that gave him the basics of harmony and composition. 3 years later, at the age of 15, Ofri started his studies at Thelma-Yellin High school's Jazz department. From that point he was mostly playing jazz music. In high school Ofri started studying arrangment, musicianship and jazz history. At the same time, he was playing in the department's jazz combos and in the high school's big-band. The pick came in the age of 16 when Ofri started playing with some of the leading jazz musicains in Israel as Erez Barnoy, Daniel Zamir, Ofer Ganor, Omri Mor, Amit Friedman, Amos Hoffman and many others

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