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Jan Hammer

Jan Hammer

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birthday
17th
April, 1948
Birth Place
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Birth Sign
aries
Biography

Jan Hammer (Czech pronunciation: [‘jan ‘ am r]) (born 17 April 1948) is a Czech-American musician, composer and record producer. He first gained his most visible audience while playing keyboards with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the early 1970s, as well as his film scores for television and film including “Miami Vice Theme” and “Crockett’s Theme”, from the 1980s television program, Miami Vice. He has continued to work as both a musical performer and producer.
Hammer has collaborated with some of the era’s most influential jazz and rock musicians such as John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Billy Cobham, Al Di Meola, Mick Jagger, Carlos Santana, Stanley Clarke, Tommy Bolin, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather and Elvin Jones. He has composed and produced at least 14 original motion picture soundtracks, the music for 90 episodes of Miami Vice and 20 episodes of the television series Chancer.
His compositions have won him several Grammy Awards.

instruments played
drums
keyboards
Associated Acts

Mahavishnu Orchestra Jan Hammer Group Billy Cobham Jeff Beck Al Di Meola Mick Jagger Carlos Santana Stanley Clarke Neal Schon Steve Lukather Elvin Jones Tommy Bolin

Birth Name

Jan Hammer

Genres

Jazz fusion synthpop pop rock

Occupations

Musician composer record producer

Website
Years Active

1968 present

Name

Jan Hammer

Nationality

Czech Republic, United States of Amer

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