Makram Aboul Hosn is a frequent performer in the Beirut music scene. You could find him on different stages playing Jazz, Rock, Classical, and Arabic music with different groups all within the same week. Currently working as a Jazz instructor at NDU, he also composes music for his own projects, and writes blogs on music and art/community.
Makram plays both electric and upright bass in a variety of styles. He writes Classical works for small chamber ensembles, and Jazz compositions for small and large ensembles of improvisers.
His first album Parallel is a spontaneous duet recording session with pianist Jeremy Siskind, and it features one of Makram's compositions Debbie's Waltz, a romantic classical sounding piece with a brilliant improvisation from Jeremy. The remaining tracks are Free Improvisations mixed with creatively approached Jazz Standards such as All Blues, and Body & Soul.
After receiving a grant from The Arab Funds for Arts and Culture (AFAC), Makram recorded his second album Transmigration, featuring eight of Makram's compositions. The music was written for 5 saxophones, flutes, vibraphone, vocals, bass, drums, and percussion.
Transmigration will be officially released in February 2021.
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