Ofri Nehemya

Ofri Nehemya

Shai Maestro, Omer Avital, GTO Trio, Independent

Ofri Nehemya has marked himself as one of the prominent voices in Israeli Jazz, collaborating with world class artists such as Avishai Cohen (bass), Omer Avital, Shai Maestro and Eli Degibri and many others over the last few years.

Born in 1994 to a musical family, Nehemyas love for music began in at the age 3, when he picked up the drumsticks.

A few years after graduating the prestigious Thelma-Yellin High School for the Arts, Nehemya moved to New-York City, where he lived for four years and continued his musical journey.

Nehemyas drumming is unique, exciting and uplifting, mixing together his Middle Eastern, Fusion and Jazz music influences.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    My first summer tour with Avishai Cohen. I was about 19, fresh out of high-school and I remember performing at Jazz A Vienne, North Sea Jazz Festival and Montreax Jazz Festival at the same week. It was a dream come true for me. The crowd's energy just blew my mind.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    Being able to be present, in everything I do. Life gives you endless creativity - you just need to be able to capture it.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    I love the balance Vic sticks have. They just feel right in my hand, almost like it's a part of it.


Shai Maestro, Omer Avital, GTO Trio, Independent