Amro Salah, a leading music figure in the contemporary Egyptian music scene. Pianist, Composer, Producer, Tutor and Cultural events organiser.
Born in Cairo, Egypt 1972, Amro started playing the piano at 6 years old supported by his mother, a classical piano teacher. His skills as a composer and arranger were noticed at age of 15. In 1989, he started his professional music career as a pianist/keyboardist playing in weddings, and as soloist in Hotels, clubs and restaurants. He was soon invited by established professional colleagues to work as a keyboardist with many Egyptian and Arab pop singers.
In 1995, he became a F.I.D.O.F member where he had a chance to demonstrate his work as a songwriter and musc producer in international song festivals. He had since received the Grand Prix from the Cairo International Song Festival 1998, 2000, the Cavan-Ireland Song Festival, Amnesty International, Billboard Magazine and the Unisong Song Writing Contest.
Amro has become one of the most recognised jazz artists on the Egyptian jazz scene that started to grow in the mid 1990s. He was involved in numerous different jazz projects and ensembles starting with the band Afro Jam, together with bassist Hasan Khalil.
In 1999, he made his debut international concert where he was invited to join the ensemble of Egypt’s Jazz icon drummer Yehia Khalil to perform at the International Music Day in Italy.
Amro has worked and recorded as a side man with drummer Ahmad Rabee , Salah Ragab, Gwen Perry Trio, Christine Gordon, Louise Mills, Jay Rodriguez, Tommy Smith, Naseer Shamma, Edmar Castaneda, Theodosii Spassov, Elisa Nocita and Han Bennink among others.
As a music composer, he has written a number of scores for short films, TV soaps and documentary films. In 2002 Salah founded the Jazz Fusion ensemble “Eftekasat”, one of the highly acclaimed music groups and a major influencer for the whole independent music scene in Egypt. Amro was the music producer and director of 3 albums of the band produced 2006, 2010, 2015 respectively.
In 2009, Amro Salah took the initiative to produce the 1st annual Cairo International Jazz Festival that has become one of the major listed Jazz events inviting world class Jazz
artists and organizing a full program of educational activities and workshops dedicated to the youth.
In Jan 2017 Cairo Jazz Festival was selected by Rotterdam International film Festival to screen the premier of the German Documentary production “Cairo Jazz Man https://www.facebook.com/cairojazzman/videos/1860032374234153/
Fee (30 minutes): £25.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00
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