Omree Gal-Oz is one of the Bay Area's most promising young jazz piano virtuosos.
After hearing his father's George Gershwin and Art Tatum CDs, at the age of 12, Omree followed his calling and has been playing, composing and improvising with the best jazz masters of our time.
He took his first jazz steps as a teen when he joined the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco, the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, The Jazz Band of America, The Brubeck Colony and other ensembles, which exposed him to different musical styles such as Afro-Cuban, free jazz and Brazilian. USC's Thornton School of Music awarded Omree a scholarship and invited him to study with Yellowjackets' Russell Ferrante as well as Bob Mintzer, Alan Pasqua and others. Since graduating, he has been playing regularly with artists around the Bay Area.
The Omree Gal-Oz Quartet includes:
* Omree Gal-Oz: Piano
* Giulio Xavier: Bass
* Ahkeel Mestayer: Percussion
* Malachi Whitson: Drums
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