Sharing ideas w/The Caleb Willitz Band. Photo by Emulsion Lab.

Sharing ideas w/The Caleb Willitz Band. Photo by Emulsion Lab.

I love making creative music, and I'm lucky to work with an amazing community of musicians in Chicago and beyond.

My music is experimental and improvised — every time I pick up the guitar, I strive to play something new and different, something I haven't played before.

This approach leads me on all kinds of interesting musical journeys, and that's what you'll find here... my most recent music, including recording projects and videos.

You can scroll down to the bottom for a more official "press bio," if you're into that kind of thing.

Featured Recordings



The Music of Yoko Ono by The Miyumi Project

"Instrumentalists such as saxophonists Mwata Bowden and Edward Wilkerson Jr., percussionists Coco Elysses and Avreeayl Ra and guitarist Rami Atassi bring ample ferocity to the proceedings."  — Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

SUPER UNIT (Coming 12/2017) 

The Curls

"Quirky and skillful sextet The Curls may only be a few years old, but they’re quickly illustrating why Chicago is a major breeding ground for creative, idiosyncratic, and fearless music"
— Pop Matters



The Caleb Willitz Band

HOME tells stories of loss, reflection, and rebirth. It's the product of 2 freewheeling recording sessions, capturing live energy from some of Chicago's most exciting improvisers.


Photo by Jacob Hand

Photo by Jacob Hand

Press Info

Rami Atassi is a guitarist, noisemaker, and improviser based in Chicago. His work explores harmony, texture, space and feeling.

Working in a wide range of genres and projects, Rami is drawn to any music that's adventurous and authentic... from DIY indie rock, to solo guitar, and everything in between.

Recent credits include:

  • SKYLANDING (2016): The Music of Yoko Ono by The Miyumi Project
  • HOME (2017) by The Caleb Willitz Band, funded in part by the Chicago DCASE Grant
  • SUPER UNIT (2017) by The Curls
  • Rikuro Miyai’s Expanded Cinema: Live Score of Phenomenology of Zeitgeist @ The Art Institute Chicago. February 13, 2017
  • Quantum Monk by Fujima Yoshinojo. An interpretation of Japanese classical dance presented by Beyond The Box at Links Hall
  • And Then They Came for Us. This documentary is an historical look at the forced internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. Played guitar for the film score