Born and raised in New York City, from Italian descent, Noemi currently resides 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 it has been her driving focus ever since.
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 Zöe 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, Noemi 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 – at which time she began regularly singing with NYJO – and graduated with an MA in Jazz Performance in 2012.
Noemi involved herself in many projects including a songwriting collaboration with pianist/composer Andrew McCormack, performing the new work with his trio. Inspired by her love for Brazilian music, Noemi is one of the lead singers of the British samba band Rhythms of the City led by Barak Schmool. They toured Brazil in December/January 2012/13, collaborating and performing with lead Brazilian acts Monobloco and Sargento Pimenta, with whom she has represented ROTC when playing on BBC Merseyside.
She is also a member of The London Vocal Project (LVP), led by Pete Churchill, which 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.
Neomi participated in a competition organised for Young Vocalists by the Worshipful Company of Musicians held in September 2013 at Pizza Express Jazz Club and is now focusing on developing her own Latin-influenced music with her newly formed band exploring improvisation and deep lyrical content within song structures. Her debut album is due to be released in 2015.