Born and raised in New York City from Italian descent, Noemi Nuti is an up-and-coming jazz and Latin vocalist and songwriter currently residing in London.
Having developed an interest in music at an early age she started to play the harp at the age of 8 and went on to study with Harriet Ewing as part of her BMus at Brunel University when she moved to London aged 18. It was, however, only at 21 that she discovered jazz and vocal improvisation and ever since then it has been her driving focus. In 2008-09 she took part in the Tomorrow’s Warrior’s project, ‘Jazz Alive’ exploring the British heritage in Jazz for young and talented musicians. Led by Soweto Kinch, Gary Crosby, Orphy Robinson and Zoe Rahman the group performed around the U.K. and culminated with a concert at Soweto Kinch’s ‘Flyover Show’ in Birmingham. In 2008 as part of the London Jazz Festival, Ms Nuti also performed with the Matthew Herbert Big Band, with lead vocalist Eska Mtungwazi as part of a choir of volunteers at the at the Royal Festival Hall.
She studied improvisation and composition at Trinity College of Music in 2009 with Anita Wardell, Nia Lynn, Pete Churchill, Simon Purcell, Liam Noble, Julian Siegal, Martin Speake and Barak Schmool. She performed with Norma Winstone at the London Jazz Festival as part of the Trinity Vocal small group in 2010, a highlight amongst many performing opportunities, and graduated with an MA in Jazz Performance in 2012.
Ms Nuti has quickly involved herself in many projects including a songwriting collaboration with pianist/composer, Andrew McCormack performing the new work with his trio. Inspiring her love for Brazilian music, Ms Nuti is one of the lead singers of the British samba band Rhythms of the City led by Barak Schmool and has toured Brazil in December/January 2012/2013 collaborating and performing with lead Brazilian acts Monobloco and Sargento Pimenta, with who she has represented ROTC when playing on BBC Merseyside, Liverpool. After a successful summer UK tour she is due to tour Brazil in December 2013.
She is also a member of The London Vocal Project (LVP) led by Pete Churchill which has launched a first collaboration album with British jazz legend Kenny Wheeler at Kings Place in May 2013 as well as a new collaboration with Circle Song Vocal Master Albert Hera Alongside this she has been a regular performer with NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) and now often leads the singer’s rehearsals.
She has participated in a competition organised for Young Vocalists by the Worshipful Company of Musicians that was held in September 2013 at Pizza Express Jazz Club.
Ms Nuti is now focusing on developing her own Latin influenced music with her newly formed band exploring improvisation and deep lyrical content within song structures for her debut album recorded in January 2014 and due to be released in January 2015.
Thus far in 2014, Noemi has performed around London at a number of prestigious venues, which have included the Crazy Coqs in Soho, The 606 Club in Chelsea and, most recently, she opened at Islington Assembly Hall for the legendary Brazilian singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Marcos Valle to a capacity crowd.