Ahmed Harfoush is an Egyptian jazz vocalist based in London. With a long career starting in Cairo, he is the premier jazz vocalist and entertainer in Egypt and has been performing there and around the world for over two decades. He is the co-founder of the Cairo Jazz Festival, where he currently holds the position of Chairman, and the director of Cairo’s most in-demand jazz ensemble The Riff Band.
Harfoush received voice training privately and at London’s Mountview Academy for Theatre Arts. Harfoush’s passion for music and the stage began when he sang with numerous choirs performing excerpts from classic Broadway and West End musicals. Spending his childhood in the United States, he was exposed to the American music legacy.
His first international jazz performance was at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing ‘The Cole Porter Song Book’ with accomplished Scottish musicians.