Trumpet player, educator, arranger and composer.
Professor at the Jazz Department of the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest.
He’s started his music carrier with the Youth Windband of Székesféhérvár in 1987, which he has been conducting since 2016. His own group called Corpus Brass Quartet won first prize of the Hungarian Chamber Music Festival in 1996. Soloist, arranger and composer of the Budapest Jazz Orchestra from the beginning, 1998 to 2013. He was a member of an international big band called European Broadcast Union Jazz Orchestra in 2002 in Budapest – Hungary, and in 2003 in Istambul – Turkey. In 2004 he toured with the Swinging Europe – the European Jazz Youth Orchestra from Denmark to Brasil. 2004-2007 he had the soloist chair in the Hungarian Borderguard Big Band. In 2009 János Hámori founded Fehérvár Big Band, with professional musicians from Székesfehérvár.
In 2011 the Advisory Board of Artisjus Foundation awarded János Hámori the ARTISJUS-prize for his outstanding activity in the field of performing contemporary Hungarian compositions.
Member of several groups from symphonic orchestra to jazz quartet, from salsa to pop music. Leading his own groups. Recorded more than 200 CDs. Guest of numerous jazz festivals (Marciac, Montreaux, Istanbul, Ankara, Accra, Luxenbourg, Copenhagen etc.) Keeps masterclasses, teaches in summer camps.