BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - A well known and respected western New York performer, Noa Bursie, has died following a long illness.
Bursie was well known in Buffalo’s coffeehouses and the opening act for many performers like Grammy winner Shawn Colvin at venues like Lewiston's Artpark.
She taught herself to play guitar in high school and while at UB she began her career of playing on the Buffalo music scene. Her music was acoustical, jazzy and with soul.
Noa Bursie taught International Baccalaureate World Literature and Theory of Knowledge at City Honors School in Buffalo until September 2010, when she left the school and went on disability due to her illness.
She was named Buffalo’s best solo artist of the year in 2008 by Spree Magazine.
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