Brooklyn, NY, United States
Born and raised in Israel, bassist Noga Shefi started playing guitar at the age of 13. In high school, after getting into the music program of “Tichon Hadash Hertzliya,” she picked up the bass guitar and since then bass has been her main instrument.
In 2007 she won a scholarship from the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, from which she graduated in 2010, majoring in jazz performance. While at Rimon, she received a scholarship from Berklee College of Music and continued her music performance studies in Boston, MA. Noga graduated from Berklee College of Music with honors in 2012, and after graduation she moved to NYC.
Since the move to New York, Noga has worked and toured with a wide range of artists such as Cass McCombs, Delicate Steve, Rubblebucket, Ryan Power and others in many different styles from pop/rock/funk to world music and psychedelia. Noga performed in NYC’s best venues: Wesbter Hall, Rockwood Music Hall, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Baby’s Alright, (le) Poisson Rouge, and many more. She also took part in unique projects and art installation such as ‘composition 2o’ and the ‘HUM’ music residency. Influenced by worldwide influences, her Her style is unique and hard to define.
Currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, Noga is active in the music scene as a performing/recording/touring bass player.
“Noga has proven herself to be one of the tightest rhythm section players in Brooklyn, cementing each groove in a colorful, concrete line of freedom” – The Deli Magazine