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Amos Hoffman

Born: April 19, 1970    Primary Instrument: Guitar, 8-string

Amos Hoffman

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....
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“Hoffman brings special depth to his work that catches you off guard and trips you up every time you think you can out think him and know where he’s going next. A satisfying set that gives world jazz a new standard to live up to.”

Chris Spector - midwestrecord.com

Amos Hoffman – Carving, Razdaz Recordz 2010 Evolution, Razdaz Recordz 2008; Na’ama, Magda Records 2006; The Dreamer, Fresh Sound/New Talent 1999 Iris & Ofer Portugali – Sipur B’hemshech, Independent Release 2007 Avishai Cohen - Continuo 2006, Razdaz Records, Colors, 2000; Devotion, 1999; Adama, 1998 Stretch Records, Alon Farber – Optimistic View Fresh Sound/New Talent 2006 Rea Bar Nes – Remember Forget, Independent release 2006 3 Cohens – One, Independent release 2003 Quartet East - Yeah! Independent release 2002 Sam Newsome and Global Unity, Columbia 1999 Jay Collins - Cross Culture, Loose Leaf Records 1999 Marya Lawrence - All the Way Back, Oxygen Music Works 1998 Ben Wolfe -13 Sketches, Mons Records 1997

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