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Jan Hammer: Creator of the Miami Vice Theme Song

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If jazz fusion is – in comparison to traditional jazz or mainstream rock – a “niche” market, unknown to many fans of the former two genres, the argument could be made that Jan Hammer has done more than any of its purveyors to popularize the sound to a mass audience. This is because of his multi-platinum and multi Grammy winning soundtracks for the American television hit of the 1980s, Miami Vice. Admittedly – you’ll excuse the pun – Hammer got hammered by many jazz critics and purists for his …