World renown artist Nocy is a rich experience classical and contemporary guitarist, influenced by different world cultures. His live performances have been described as, “Explosive” (Santa Barbara International Jazz Festival) and “A world-class entertainer…” (Los Angeles Garlic Festival).
Nocy seamlessly blends world flavors of Flamenco, Latin, Jazz, Blues and Bossa Nova into a performance of pure energy and spectacular entertainment. Hailed as an “Orchestra on Six Strings” by the Pasadena weekly, Nocy Karkour was schooled at the Paris Conservatory for Classical Guitar at a young age to enhance his musical knowledge understanding the meaning of each note played on the guitar.
Nocy took private lessons with Betho Davezac, who won many prizes in Europe and was nominated as one of the World’s best Classical Guitarists, also Betho Mastered his Classical guitar with legend Classical Guitar Master Andre Segovia. Nocy studied a wide range of musical traditions. With his formal training combining with his natural raw talent, every song he plays is a true expression of his soul. Discovered by Las Vegas resort mogul, Steve Wynn.
Nocy and his band were quickly booked performing for all guests and music lovers who frequented the Mirage and Bellagio Hotels. This wide cultural exposure began a rapidly growing fan base for Nocy’s music; reaching all who heard him play. Throughout Nocy’s musical career he has recorded with such recognized artists as Grammy award winning, musician and composer, David Foster, Jon Anderson (YES), Gypsy Kings, Rod Stewart, Kenny G, and Manitas De Plata.
Nocy’s abilities keep him in high demand in the entertainment world. He was the first musician to perform our National Anthem on a classical guitar before a Lakers basketball game at Staples Center Arena in Los Angeles “It is the greatest honor in my career to perform for my country.” With 15 strong albums to his credit, including his own seasonal record, “A Flamenco Christmas”, Nocy continues to perform and headline festivals and concerts around the world drawing crowds in record numbers. A release of Nocy’s CD “Beauty” April 2011 was nominated 200 best music albums in the U.S by Billboard Music, and it was featured on the front-page iTunes UK and Ireland.
Nocy’s Simplicity CD was featured on Fox News 11 LA on the front page iTunes Australia and New Zealand. Nocy’s high tech recording studio using HD ProTools produce arrange record engineer and master his albums directly from his home built recording studio.
Nocy Produces lots of bands as well, he help teaching his fellow musicians how to create a unique sound. Beside his tours and recordings, Nocy teaches privately from beginners to advance level students who are commit to work hard practicing their art.
Nocy is thankful everyday for his gifted talent that allows him to compose write perform record and master his own music.