Omar Hakim

Omar Hakim ( born February 12, 1959 in New York City, New York) is an American jazz drummer.

Hakim began playing drums at the age of 5 years. Very early he was jamming with his childhood friend, Marcus Miller, who should be an extraordinary notoriety later. Hakim played as a drummer and Others at Joe Zawinul's Weather Report and Sting. He also played for David Bowie and the Dire Straits on their million-seller Brothers in Arms.

As a renowned users of electronic drum sets (Roland ), for which he made promotional tours around the world, he even managed to secure an engagement with the pop divas Madonna, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. Since 1996 he plays with Nile Rodgers with CHIC.

He has also expanded his jazz-fusion capabilities, and sat as a companion to Miles Davis, George Benson, Marcus Miller, John Scofield, Victor Bailey and Lee Ritenour on drums.

In 1989 he released his first album, Rhythm Deep, on which he also demonstrated his singing skills and was nominated for a Grammy Award. His second solo album, titled The Groove Smith in 2000 is marked by the use of its own Macintosh ProTools.