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Amos Hoffman

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Tel Aviv based guitarist and oudist Amos Hoffman started playing guitar at the age of 6, and oud a few years later. He studied guitar privately, and attended the prestigious Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. His search for new musical experiences led him first to Amsterdam, and then to New York City, where he played jazz with both established musicians like Dennis Charles, Evelyn Blakey and Juma Santos and up and coming talents like Jason Lindler, Omer Avital, Sam Newsome, Jay Collins, bassist Avishai Cohen, Jorge Rossi and Duane Eubanks. He also began a more formal study of Middle Eastern music with Lebanese oud and ney player, Bassam Saba.

Album

Home at Last

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Home at Last; Mal-Mal; Name Droppin’; Unconditional Love; Rill-Root; Blues for Jackito; Alma; Sunset; Stride by Stride; Junk.

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Article: Album Review

Amit Friedman: Home at Last

Read "Home at Last" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Once upon a time, jazz, an American creation, was confined for the most part within its borders. But that was once upon a time. Today, any barriers that once kept jazz within a prescribed realm have long since vanished, and the music Americans once embraced as their own has flourished around the world, performed with increasing ...

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Article: Album Review

Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish: Pardes

Read "Pardes" reviewed by Rob Rosenblum


Amos Hoffman and Noam Lemish are among a wave of jazz musicians that has emerged from Israel in the last ten years. The success of bassist Avishai Cohen and his sister, clarinetist Anat Cohen and guitarist Gilad Heckselman has caught the attention of jazz fans around the world. Hoffman, now a resident of Columbia, ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Pianist Roy Mor To Tour Israel During March 2016

Pianist Roy Mor To Tour Israel During March 2016

Critically acclaimed New York based pianist/composer Roy Mor will perform a series of concerts in his native Israel during March 2016. He will be leading a trio featuring Ehud Ettun on bass (Fred Hersch, Danilo Perez, George Garzone) and Noam David on drums (Avishai Cohen, Omri Mor) along with special guests announced for each of the ...

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Article: Album Review

Edwin G. Hamilton: The Whole World Must Change

Read "The Whole World Must Change" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Edwin G. Hamilton plays drums, sings, covers organ, adds strings, writes, supplies percussion, provides piano, and includes some vibraphone work on this album. To say he's a musical jack-of-all-trades would be an understatement. But let us leave out the second part of the phrase, because he's actually quite accomplished in most of those categories.

Album

Back To The City

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Easy Going; After Lazy Noon; I'm Getting Sentimental Over You; Back To The City; Alone In South Carolina; Pannonica; Mr. X; Darn That Dream; Little Pigs; Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.

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Article: Album Review

Amos Hoffman: Back To The City

Read "Back To The City" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Amos Hoffman's story is one of departures and returns. This guitarist-oudist cut his teeth in his native Israel, made his way to Amsterdam, and finally ended up in New York in the '90s as part of what could be considered the first wave of Israeli jazz talent to really make an impact on the Big Apple. ...

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Track of the Day

Little Pigs

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Duration: 06:26

Video

Ras

Featuring the music of Amos Hoffman
Duration: 07:40

Amos Hoffman played during the Jazzmix Festival in Tel Aviv with his quartet at Haezor, the craziest jazz club in Tel Aviv. Considered by many of his peers as the Israeli Django, the oud and guitarist Amos Hoffman, regular member of the group Avishai Cohen, delivers an exceptional concert with Gilad Abro on bass, Aviv Cohen on drums and Ilan Salem on flute. Filmed by the Paramax Films team for Mezzo TV, this concert remains in the annals of the orientaloswing jazz.

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