Amir Oosman is a Los Angeles-based artist. Originally born in Karachi, Amir was brought up overseas for 9 years prior to moving to the Bay Area.
After completing his Bachelors degree at University of California Santa Cruz, Amir earned his Masters in Music (Performance & Composition) from California Institute of the Arts at the age of 22. CalArts helped cultivate his deep interest in world music, sound design and audio engineering. Under the guidance of Swapan Chaudhuri and Randy Gloss, he developed his proficiency in tabla and world percussion. Since graduating, Amir has toured the world as a clinician, performer, composer and producer.
As a marching percussionist, Amir was a member of the 2008 Madison Scouts, 2009 Bluecoats, 2011 and 2012 Blue Devils Drum Corps. He won gold at the DCI I&E solo competitions in 2011, 2012 and earned the DCI World Championship title with the Blue Devils.
Amir currently endorses Promark Drumsticks and Evans Drumheads. He's an avid practitioner of Ableton Live and seeks to grow his tool kit to influence artists around the world. All the while, Amir is hungry to push his artistic momentum forward and invites collaborators for every step of the way.