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