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Rachel Z & Omar Hakim

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March 29, 2024

About the Artist

BIOGRAPHY

The illustrious Rachel Z & Omar Hakim have both individually cemented their place as groundbreaking artists in both the rock and jazz genres.  Rachel Z burst onto the scene. In 1998, she won a Grammy award and Gold Record as a co-writer on “Tokyo Blue” with saxophonist Najee.  The legendary music producer George Butler signed Rachel to Columbia Records in the early 1990s.
 
Around this time, she joined the jazz fusion group “Steps Ahead “with Mike Manieri, which had an evolving roster of musicians. In 1997, she won another Grammy for “High Life” with Wayne Shorter.  Some of her additional collaborations included Marian McPartland, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Regina Carter, Al DiMeola, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Tony Levin. Along the way, she has also recorded ten albums as a leader. 
 
A vital career highlight included touring and recording as an integral part of Peter Gabriel’s band with his “Growing Up”  tours and legendary Neopolitan pop star Pino Dianele until his passing in 2015. 
 
Omar Hakim is a rock, pop, jazz, and jazz fusion drummer/producer/composer and arranger. His lengthy associations with Weather Report, Miles Davis, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Sting, Madonna, Kate Bush,  Dire Straits, Daft Punk, Brian Ferry, Michael Jackson, The Pussycat Dolls, Journey, and countless others put him in a category that has uniquely imprinted the sound of these artists on both performances and recordings.  Omar has recorded on over 100 albums (too many to list)and has extensive producer and composer credits.

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