Amr Hammour Biography
started to play Piano at age 8, switched to guitar at 12, by the age of 17 he was working regularly with different musical projects. at the age of 19, Hammour Joined his first professional project and started touring with them.
Since then Hammour Gained a great bandstand experience and decided to present his playing as a trademark playing style, which combined the sound of his improvising and the quality of his Harmonic sensibility there for the energy float through his Guitar sound. Hammour showed an extraordinary Talent for the audience in 2002. Playing six of his original compositions with his Band in one of the most famous music festivals.
Hammour decided to join the Higher Institute of Music, to obtain the knowledge of music theory, he studied Singing, Clarinet, Piano, and Guitar Performance, and had the chance to study with amazing musicians from all over the world during his study. some of them are (Dr. Gene Aitken/USA/, Chris Byars /USA, Frank Carlberg /Swiss/, Jan Ackermann /Holland/, Daniel Blanc /Swiss/, Zaid Naser /USA/, Zoë Al Rahman /UK/)
one of the major musician’s members who established the SS Jazz Orchestra, the first full-size big band the Middle East in 2004, and he toured with his Amr Hammour band around the Middle East. In 2009 Hammour had the chance to Perform with one of the world greatest bebop Saxophonist Charles Davis (Mr. Davis Performed with Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane, Clifford Jordan and many others). Also, Hammour did some collaborated with different artists and musicians around Europe, He was inspired and influenced by one of the greatest American bebop jazz pianist and educator Barry Harris.
[quote style=”2″ author=”Amr Hammour”]Since I was a child; Music was always around me. I really enjoy performing, but most of all I enjoy Improvising and interacting with other musicians; Building the energy between us; and connecting with the audience. it is simply, great!.[/quote]
Hammour also Performed with Famous Lebanese composer, pianist, performer, playwright, and political commentator Ziad Rahbani ( son of FAIRUZ /Lebanese singer/ ) In 2009 Hammour recorded his first unofficial album with his Trio, (Time Circle Album); which was a 7 tracks album. Hammour Performed in London, UK with doublebassist Oli Hayhurst in different venues; joining the great singer Juliet Kelly and ended his Tour Performing; with Ddrummer Gene Calderazzo and Oli Hayhurst as Amr Hammour Trio.
Amr’s passion was performing in festivals and big venues and Interacting with the audience. Amr is always trying to develop his way of improvising as well as his sound and techniques; and his way of harmonization; he is inspired by both Pat’s ( Metheny and Martino) techniques and Harmony approaches; which led him to a new methods of using the instrument to serve the his compositions.
Amr Hammour is based in Berlin, Germany and he released his first official album with Eight Moments in 2018; which is available on Spotify, Itunes, Amazon and many other musical Platforms.
Amr performed with his band at the Berlin philharmonie in 2015 in Berlin,Germany; since then he is Performing regularly in Germany, and Europe.
Amr performed with: ( Charles Davis /USA/, Siggy Davis /USA/, Reggie Moore /USA/, Zaid Naser /USA/, Chris Byars /USA/, Oli Hayhurst /UK/, Gene Calderazzo/USA/, Andrea Marcelli /USA/, Maria Baptist /DE/, Thibault Falk /FR/, Rino Zumbini /IT/, Juliet Kelly /UK/, etc).
Regularly performing in berlin venues like: (Schlot jazz club, B-flat, Yorckschlösschen, Badenscher hof, Peppi guggenheim, Etc.)