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Oliver Hafke Ahmad is the son of an Arab immigrant and a German mother, grown up in a multinational German, Arab, US-American family.

Foto Oliver Hafke Ahmad im Studio Oliver during the recording sessions at Greve-Studio in Berlin. Foto: Claudia Speer

Oliver plays alto, tenor, soprano and baritone saxophone and doubles on flute, clarinet and bass clarinet, percussion & keyboard instruments.

Oliver graduated at Hanns-Eisler Hochschule für Musik (today Jazz Institute Berlin JIB) in jazz and popular music beside composing, arranging, counterpoint and history of film music. He studied with Kirk Nurock, Jiggs Whigham, Volker Schlott, Rolf von Nordenskjöld, Gebhard Ullmann, Alfons Wonneberg, Giora Feidman.

He is experienced as music teacher but also as music journalist, concert & festival booker and promoter and has a degree in economics (B.Sc.) from Humboldt University Berlin.






Oliver Hafke Ahmad