World renown...Nocy’s music is a rich experience of classical and contemporary guitar styles, 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 where he 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 Larry Coryell. 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."