San Francisco based drummer/teacher Hamir Atwal draws from a variety of different styles. Atwal studied at Berklee College of Music where he immersed himself in Jazz and improvisation and quickly found ways to adapt his drumming to different genres. Critics describe Atwal’s style as fresh and conscientious, and is known for his touch and sensitivity to any music he plays.
Invisible Guy Trio, featuring clarinetist Ben Goldberg, and pianist Michael Coleman released their first album, Knuckle Sandwich (BAG Production). The Chicago reader says, “(Knuckle Sandwich) gets plenty of juice from its junior members.”
Atwal is currently touring with the band Tune-Yards featuring Merrill Garbus (vocals) and Nate Brenner (bass) supporting their new album, "I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life" (January 2018, 4AD). Hamir has also worked with amazing jazz artists such as saxophonist Greg Osby, Joe Lovano, pianist Myra Melford to clarinetist Ben Goldberg, and bassist Michael Formanek.
Hamir is active educator and has given clinics/classes at such notable music schools such as the California Institute of the Arts, Peabody Conservatory, Music Academy International, the Stanford Jazz Workshop and Jazz Camp West.
Hamir is currently an active endorser of Brooks Drum Company.