Makram Aboul Hosn is a Double Bass player, Composer, and Educator. Currently based in Beirut, Makram is a frequent performer of a number of genres including Jazz, Classical Arabic, Classical European, and Experimental music. Leading his own projects, and as a sideman, he has performed in Lebanon's major festivals such as Baalbeck International Festival, Al Bustan Festival, and Beiteddine International Art Festival.
In 2016, he received a Master's degree in Jazz from Prins Claus Conservatorium in Holland. The same year he joined the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, while holding a position of Jazz instructor at Notre Dame University, Louaize.
In 2019, he received a grant from AFAC (Arab fund of arts and culture) to complete his second album "Transmigration" which was recorded 3 days after the disastrous Beirut Port explosion. The album has received international recognition and is featured on "All About Jazz" magazine's top 10 albums of 2021.
In the 2023 International Jazz Day Global Jazz All-Star concert, hosted by Herbie Hancock and UNESCO, Makram and his band were featured in a performance as representatives of Jazz in Beirut.
Makram spends a lot of his time in recording studios, performing around Lebanon, and abroad, and is a faculty member of "Metro Academy", an independent music and theater performance school established in 2022. He also runs his personal music blog "Makram's blog" where he writes about music, and its role in community.
For his master's thesis, Makram wrote a paper on the psychology of performance entitled "Freeing the Creative Mind". If you are interested in the subject, please go the contact page, and ask for your copy by email. The paper addresses unlocking creative potential, and negative thought patterns that hinder the creative process.