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Jimmy Wisner

p, bvoc, dr, *1931 US, Philadelphia
Musician / Songwriter / Arranger / Producer of Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. James J. Wisner Kokomo (2)

James J. "Jimmy" Wisner (born December 8, 1931) is an American pianist, arranger, songwriter, and producer. He is best known for his hit single "Asia Minor", released under the name Kokomo.Wisner received classical training as a youngster, and attended Temple University as a psychology student in the late 1950s. He formed the Jimmy Wisner Trio in 1959 with Chick Kinney on drums and Ace Tesone on bass. This ensemble backed musicians who toured through Philadelphia, including Mel Torme, Carmen McRae, Dakota Staton, and the Hi-Lo's.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Backing Vocals
  • Drums
  • Organ
  • Keyboards
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
No, Not Much! on The Jimmy Wisner Sound by Jimmy Wisner
Cantina Band on Música de Star Wars by Jimmy Wisner
Star Wars Main Title on Música de Star Wars by Jimmy Wisner
Ben's Death and the Fighter Attack on Música de Star Wars by Jimmy Wisner
Princess Leia's Theme on Música de Star Wars by Jimmy Wisner
Imperial Attack on Música de Star Wars by Jimmy Wisner
Main Title and Mountain Visions on Close Encounters of the Third Kind by Jimmy Wisner
The Throne Room and End Title on Música de Star Wars by Jimmy Wisner
Star! - From "Star!" on The Jimmy Wisner Sound by Jimmy Wisner
Mrs. Robinson - From "The Graduate" on The Jimmy Wisner Sound by Jimmy Wisner

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Time And SpaceJimmy Wisner2012Compil.
Manhattan SafariJimmy Wisner1969Single
Featuring Love Theme From Romeo And JulietJimmy Wisner1969Album
Choppin' Around / Juliet's ThemeJimmy Wisner1965Single
A Walk In SpaceJimmy Wisner1965Single
A Quiet BoyJimmy Wisner1960Single
Two By TwoJimmy Wisner Featuring Marilyn, Linda & FranSingle
Look To The RainbowJimmy WisnerSingle
Theme From Francis Of AssisiRussel Faith, Jimmy WisnerSingle
External Links
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