Master percussionist, Ozzy began playing the darbuka in 2001. Fascinated by rhythm, Ozzy is constantly striving to innovate the art of drumming by developing new combinations using interesting techniques.
Half Moroccan and half Egyptian, Ozzy was born in Israel and raised in Miami, Florida. His showmanship and style is reflective of his hot-blooded roots and influenced by his hometown’s vibrant Latin dance and music scene. Ozzy’s drumming is eccletic; the same way you see Ozzy drumming to today’s hottest music, you can find him performing alongside classically trained Egyptian bellydancers.
Ozzy has performed with renowned groups such as Hahbi’Ru, Zatar and Qadim as well as popular bellydancers such as Jillina, Ansuya, and Jill Parker. Ozzy has recorded with world famous composer Paul Dinletir, and with Latin Grammy nominated artist Elsten Torres.
Currently, Ozzy is on tour as the lead drummer for Jillina’s theatre production, Bellydance Evolution, as well as teaching workshops all around the world and online on his website. He is also working on releasing a new set of instructional DVDs and his new album, “Yallah Tabla” due to release at the end of 2014.
You can view more about Ozzy on his personal website: www.darbukaozzy.com