Omar Hakim - drums
From playing in his father's band at age ten to selling out
stadium shows with Madonna, Omar Hakim has done it
all. His talent and unique style have made him a favorite
among drummers and musicians worldwide.
A graduate of the New York School of Music and Art,
Omar began his career recording with various pop and
soul groups. His father, Hasan Hakim, had played
trombone for Duke Ellington and Count Basie and that
influence helped to warm the younger Hakim's ear up for
the part he would play in one of the most famous jazz
fusion acts ever, Weather Report.
"I had a natural affinity for drums and rhythm very young,"