Honoree

Jerry Hey

AWARDS

Grammy Award (1991)
Best Arrangement on an Instrumental
Performance: "Birdland" performed by Quincy Jones
Grammy Award (1984)
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
Performance: Flashdance soundtrack performed by multiple artists
Grammy Award (1983)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals
Grammy Award (1982)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals
Performance: "Ai No Corrida" performed by Quincy Jones
Grammy Award (1981)
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Performance: "Dinorah, Dinorah" performed by George Benson

BIOGRAPHY

Jerry Hey is an American trumpeter, flugelhornist, horn arranger, string arranger, orchestrator and session musician who has played on hundreds of commercial recordings, including Thriller and the distinctive flugelhorn solo on Dan Fogelberg's hit "Longer". He is known as the Seawind trumpeter and arranger who plays with Gary Grant, Larry Williams and Bill Reichenbach Jr.. 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. He composed and arranged the song "Jedi Rocks" for the 1997 Special Edition re-release of Return of the Jedi. He co-produced four songs on Lisa Stansfield's 2014 album, Seven.