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Jerry Hey is an American trumpeter, flugelhornist, horn arranger, string arranger, orchestrator and session musician.

Hey composed and arranged the song Jedi Rocks for the Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi Special Edition, which was released in 1997.

He is known as the Seawind trumpeter and arranger who plays with Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams and Bill Reichenbach.

As a horn arranger (but he also arranges strings), Jerry Hey is one of the main creators of the modern pop and R & B horn sound. Along with the artist known as Tom Tom 84, Jerry Hey is responsible for the sounds that dominated the airways and charts from the mid '70s through the mid '80s.

Hey's career spans the '60s through today. His signature horn sound has graced the recordings of artists such as: Frank Sinatra, George Benson, Jimmy Smith, Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Al Jarreau, David Benoit, Maroon 5 and the Pussycat Dolls.

Hey was born in Dixon, Illinois, in 1950, to parents well known in the area for their involvement in music. He attended the National Music Camp for two summers. While in college, Hey studied under Bill Adam at Indiana University.

Grammy AwardsEdit

  • 1981 - Best Instrumental Arrangement
  • Jerry Hey & Quincy Jones (arrangers) for "Dinorah, Dinorah" performed by George Benson
  • 1982 - Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
  • Jerry Hey & Quincy Jones (arrangers) for "Ai No Corrida" performed by Quincy Jones
  • 1983 - Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
  • Jerry Hey & David Paich, Jeff Porcaro (arrangers) for "Rosanna" performed by Toto
  • 1984 - Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or A Television Special
  • Michael Boddicker, Irene Cara, Kim Carnes, Douglas Cotler, Keith Forsey, Richard Gilbert, Jerry Hey, Duane Hitchings, Craig Krampf, Ronald Magness, Dennis Matkosky, Giorgio Moroder, Phil Ramone, Michael Sembello, Shandi Sinnamon (composers) for Flashdance performed by various artists
  • 1991 - Best Arrangement on an Instrumental
  • Jerry Hey, Quincy Jones, Ian Prince & Rod Temperton (arrangers) for "Birdland" performed by Quincy Jones
Real-world music
Soundtracks
Saga:
I · II · III · IV · V · VI · VII
Original Soundtrack Anthology · Ultimate Vinyl Collection
Ultimate Soundtrack Edition · Ultimate Digital Collection
Spin-off films & TV:
Ewoks · The Clone Wars movie & seasons 1–6 · Rebels Season One & Season Two · Rogue One
Video games:
Shadows of the Empire · Knights of the Old Republic · KOTOR II
Republic Commando · Forces of Corruption
The Force Unleashed · The Force Unleashed II · The Old Republic
Composers
Clint Bajakian · Peter Bernstein · Michael Giacchino · Mark Griskey · Jesse Harlin · Jerry Hey · Chris Hülsbeck
Kevin Kiner · Frank Klepacki · Joel McNeely · Lin-Manuel Miranda · John Powell · Jeremy Soule · John Williams
Joseph Williams
Performers
London Symphony Orchestra · London Voices
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra · Maurice Murphy · Royal Scottish National Orchestra
New London Children's Choir · Seattle Sinfonia Orchestra
Sheet music books
The Phantom Menace · Attack of the Clones · Revenge of the Sith
Music from the Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition · Selections from Star Wars
Star Wars: A Musical Journey: Episodes I-VI · Star Wars Episodes I, II & III Instrumental Solos
Star Wars for Beginning Piano Solo · The Force Awakens
Music Videos
"Lapti Nek": The Music Video from Jabba's Palace · The Duel of the Fates · A Hero Falls
Other
Bantha Music · Christmas in the Stars · Tusken Music · Headspace
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