Makram’s musical career began with playing Rock and Blues in the music clubs of Beirut, Lebanon. As time progressed, he became intrigued with Jazz and pursued his studies in Jazz and Classical music at the Lebanese National Conservatory. Makram’s real education, however, came from his extensive playing schedule.
Between 2009 and 2014, Makram was one of the most sought after musicians in Beirut because of his ability to cover a multitude of styles such as Jazz, Blues, Rock, Cuban and Brazilian on both Electric and Acoustic bass. During that period, he would play on a nightly basis with different local acts and occasionally with visiting international musicians.
Being a skilled and hard working musician, Makram was rewarded with opportunities to perform with the likes of Cedar Walton, Randy Brecker, Larry Coryell, Ricky Ford, Arthur Satyan, Giovanni Cecarelli and Cyrus Chestnut. Along with great Blues musicians like Carl Weathersby, Eddie Van Shaw, Deborah Coleman and Jazz Fusion guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly.
Makram has spent a considerable number of hours in the recording studios of Beirut and is featured on several local artists' albums (Oumaima Khalil, Macadi Nahhas, Samir Nassereddine, etc.). He was the bassist of the Lebanese Conservatory Big Band for four years and is a member of the popular Lebanese Rock group MEEN, performing and recording with them since 2008.
Currently, Makram is back in Beirut after living between New York and The Netherlands and gas completed his Master of Music Studies (Prins Claus Conservatory, Groningen). His research topic is on the psychology of performing artists and the acquisition of appropriate mental skills for consistent and optimal performance.