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Itay Morchi - Drummer for Johnny O'neal Trio
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Originally from Tel-Aviv, Israel, I grew up in a very musical house, my father and my mother were very passionate about music and played a few instruments as well.

I started playing the drums at the age of six I and was honored to study under the direction of the the finest musicians and teachers in Israel.

In 2013 I decided to move to New York City to pursue my musical journey.

I applied for the artist visa, and was lucky to be approved.

Since moving to New York city I've had the privilege to witness my musical dreams become a reality that I live everyday.

I was very lucky to perform, rehearse, hang, record and work with some of my favorite musicians in the world, some of them are – Johnny O'neal, Roy Hargove, Ravi Coltrane, Tivon Penicott, Tuomo Uusitalo, Mulgrew Miller, Eli Degibri, Doug Weiss, Gadi Lehavi, Cyrille Aimee, Daniel Zamir, Omer Avital, Ofer Ganor, Anat Cohen, Joel Frahm, Avishai Cohen, Joel Frahm, David Berkman, Dayna Stephens, Gilad Hekselman, Lew Tabackin, Yotam Silberstein, Peter Slavov, Aaron Goldberg, Donald Harrison, Grant Stewart, J.J wiggins, and more.

In December of 2016 I was honored to join the trio of Jazz master - Johnny O'neal, we residency every month at SMOKE Jazz Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Mezzrow Jazz Club and Ginny's Supper Club, As well as performing Worldwide at festivals like Detroit Jazz Festival, Rostov Jazz Festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival, and more. we also performed at various prestigious venues such as - Blue Note Milan, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Duc Des Lombards, ESSE Jazz Club, B-Flat, the Side Door and more.

In October 2017, I was privileged to be on O'neal's New record - "In The Moment" featuring Roy Hargrove and Grant Stewart, It is a ture blessings to be able to get in the studio and work with some of my lifelong inspirations.

I really hope this website will help me reach out to as many music lovers all over the world, and will bring many beautiful opportunities.

Much love.

Itay Morchi

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