Jürgen Dahmen

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Jürgen Dahmen (born June 27, 1956 ) is a German fusion musician ( keyboards ) and film composer .

Live and act

Dahmen, who grew up in Neuss, received piano lessons from 1966. Since 1967 he has played the church organ. From 1969 he learned other instruments, first violin and guitar, then drums. He left the Quirinus-Gymnasium with the secondary school leaving certificate. In 1972 he began studying music at the Robert Schumann Institute in Düsseldorf, which he broke off after two semesters. He then trained as a nurse, but continued to make music. In 1978 Big Fletchit brought him into his trio, in which he performed across Europe. He also played with Vier and the Da Capo Movieband , from 1983 with Axel Petry , with whom he appeared with Albert Mangelsdorff , Michal Urbaniak and Sam Rivers . In 1984 he founded the group Hearts and Chips , with which he introduced himself at the Moers Festival .

As a studio musician he can be heard on albums by Sternhagel , Propaganda and the Frank Popp Ensemble as well as on productions by Georg Danzer , Tom Mega , Eric Burdon , Andreas Bourani ( Ultraleicht , Hey ), Sasha ( The One ) and Udo Lindenberg . From 1995 he played for more than ten years in Helmut Zerlett's band on the Harald Schmidt Show . Dahmen was also part of Stefan Krachten's project Trance Groove and the Nighthawks . In recent years he has toured with Wolf Maahn , and in 2006 with the Temptations . In recent years he has also been on the road with the Hendrix project Grand Jam on Hendrix and with The Knechtsand . Together with Peter “Jem” Seifert he runs the Black Sheep Studio in Neuss .

He also began working as a film composer in the 1980s. Among other things, he wrote the music for the television series Ignaz der Gerechte (1985), Die Losbergs (1986) and Buschkrankenhaus (1991) and received orders for advertising music for C&A, Siemens and E-Plus.

Prizes and awards

In 1982 he was awarded hardness 10 , four and the Da Capo Movieband at the WDR Stadtmusik .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Jürgen Dahmen in the Internet Movie Database (English)
  2. a b c World Musicians from Neuss NGZ-Online October 20, 2010
  3. Grand Jam
  4. The Servant Sand
  5. What attracts Lindenberg and Bourani to Neuss again and again ... Stadt-Kurier Neuss, June 13, 2016