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Who is this man? A member of the Dalton Gang? Doc Holiday's cousin? A member of the Fairfax Street Choir?
You Decide.

Awards                                                            

Hometown Video Award

Bay Area Cable Excellence Award BACE (5)

Western Area Video Excellence Award WAVE (4)

Memberships:

Performing Rights Society PRS

 Mechanical Copyright Protection Society MCPS

 BMI

 Songwriters Guild

Screen Actors Guild SAG-GB affilliate

Official Resident Poet of Great Britain

Chef's Association of the Pacific Coast- past

National Chef's Association- past

Bay Area Butcher's Union- on leave

 

 

JACK KANE

"You Don't Knock You Just Walk On In"

"Rise Up and Let Your Heart Feel Glad"


I met Bill Craig in London when he came into Bunjies of Liecester Square.
I was serving a four year residency on Friday nights that I got from Al Stewart who followed Paul Simon's four years at Bunjies club.

Bill, and his good friend, Ron Rouda, were on the London scene and Bill was in a band called Head, Hands and Feet, being produced by the great Denny Cordell.
We joined together to perform gigs, the most memorable being the night we were at the Arts Lab in Drury Lane. Details are to be found in Bill's excellent book on the period.
Meantime, we found it amusing that Bill's talented brother, Patrick, was playing with my old friend Rex, in sunny California.

When I got back from the UK several years later, Bill and Pat were working with Clyde and Marla in the Fairfax Street Choir and invited me to come to a rehearsal. The rest is history!
"Being on stage with Jack was always a surprise. He was a natural entertainer and somehow he always knew what kind of a crowd he was performing for and knew exactly what to do to get them involved with the music. He was always kind and proved to be a source of positive and inspirational energy to those around him. A superb singer, a fabulous entertainer, a real pleasure to know and to share life and music with". Marla Hunt Hanson

Jack Kane                                                               

Music CV

 

1954-55

Sagebrush Shorty TV Show (3)

San Antonio, Texasj

Pedal steel guitar

 

1955

Civic Center Series

San Antonio, Tx

Pedal steel guitar ensemble

 

1958-1963

Sherman Clay Inc. San Rafael, CA

Saturday guitar teacher

 

1963

University of the Pacific

LP “California State High School Choir

directed by Jester Hairston”

limited edition pressing

baritone

 

1968

MCA Records

LP- “Memories of Time Unwound”

artist: Amory Kane

with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones

Singles- “Reflections (Of Your Face)”

           ”You Were On My Mind”

Melody Maker Album of the Month

 

1969

Tigon Films

Film: “The Dark”

composed original soundtrack (with arranger Reg Tilsley)

starring Frankie Avalon

 

1969

Fontana Records

LP “Zabadak”

artist: Dave Dee

contributed song, guitar

 

1969

Phillips Records

LP “Three Day Hero”

artist: PJ Proby

contributed song, guitar, background vocals

with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Bonzo

This was the very first gig for Led Zep as a foursome.

 

1969/71                                                                          

client: Warners/7 Arts

song polisher for various writers

 

1970

LP “Madeline Bell”

artist: Madeline Bell

background vocals

with John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Alan Parker

 

1970

CBS Records

LP- “Just To Be There”

artist: Amory Kane

with Dave Pegg (Jethro Tull) Ron Geeson (Pink Floyd)

singles- “In Between Man”

           “Him Or Me”

 

1970

BBC2 Specials (2)

One hour special “Amory Kane”

Alll original “psychfolk”

 

1970

CBS Records

Double LP sampler “Fill Your Head With Rock”

artist: Amory Kane

with: Janice Joplin, Argent, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Santana

various artists

 

1970

CBS Records

LP “Amory Kane Live in London”

with David Bowie

unreleased

 

1971

Pye Records

LP “City Blues”

Jack Hammer (Robert Lockwood)

contributed guitar

 

1972                                                                            

Phillips Fontana Records

LP “Dogg”

Steve Rowland and the Dogg

contributed guitar

 

1974-1979

Blue Bear School of Contemporary Music

school co-director, head of Guitar Dept.

 

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Wolfpack Records

EP “Drug Wars”

artist: The Wolf Pack

with- Norton Buffalo, Merle Saunders

played guitar, backing vocals

 

1979

Perkoff Records

single- “When You Live In Marin”

artist: J Kane- lead vocal, engineer

with- Larry Vann, drums, Ben Perkoff, sax

 

1980

Soundcraft Records Ho.HI

LP “Komodo Dragon”

artist: frogdog

with- Michael Paulo, sax

J K lead vocals, guitar

unreleased

 

1984

CD “Luciano Gomez”

artist: Luciano Gomez

contributed vocals, guitar

  

1985

DB records

CD “Feel the Rhythm”

artist: Body Rhythm

with Rudy Gwongozi, Iris Kane

guitar, vocals, keys, synth, engineer

world

 

1980-2000                                                      

music for commercials:

Ed and Dons, Ho, HI

Aloha Airlines

Coke

Hoogasian Flowers

Ch 20, SF

Addison Wesley

Scott Foresman

Alameda School District

SF School District

Quattro Clothing

 

1987

Videodisc suite: “Destinations (In Science)

Client: Addison Wesley

composed main theme and beds for multimedia release

58 min

 

1988

Kuchor Films

film “Talk To Me”

composed soundtrack

Director Mike Kuchor

 

1989

video: Fox pilot

“Out For Laughs”

composed main theme, newsroom theme

58 min

 

1990

Documentary “The Main Lobster Celebration”

client: Safeway, Inc.

composed main theme and music bed

58 minutes

 

1990

videos: “Welcome To Lousiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky”

client: Addison-Wesley

State visitor videos- composed music themes and beds

58 min each

 

1992

film “Grazer”

composed love theme, dinner theme

sundance award

1hr28min

 

1995                                                                    

video “Maine Lobster Celebration”

client: Safeway, Inc.

music theme and bed

58 min

 

1995

videodisc “Earth Science”

Addisson-Wesley Publishing Co.

main theme, music bed

58 min

 

1996

Videodisc “Space and Time”

Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.

Main theme, music bed

58 min

 

1996

Video “Mathematics”

Benjamin Cummings Publishing Co.

Theme, music bed

29 min

 

1997

Talking books “Biology,' “Math,” “Earth Science,” US History”

Addison-Wesley/Scott Foresman

all music, narration

58 min each

 

 

 

1997

video series (76 videos) “Science Rewind”

client: Addison-Wesley

all music, narration

12 min each

 

1998

Pearly Records

CD “Live In the Light”

artist: Canaan Roads

original folk gospel

contributed vocals, guitar, harp, slide and bass/ engineer                                                                                                        

 

2002

DB Records

CD “Deja Blue”

Amory Kane

blues and more

vocals, guitars, slide/ engineer

 

2003                                                                    

Smithsonian Institution, Wash, DC

composed music for 2 videos

1)”Robots In Weightlessness”

2)”Classroom Funk”

29 min each

 

2005

video “Welcome To Labor and Delivery”

client: Kaiser Permanente, Inc.

composed main theme, music beds

58 min

 

2007-2012

Legal video production

Barry Bonds, Steve Wozniak, McKesson, Cisco Systems, Dr. Ayers

 

2013

Film soundtrack contribution

Film “Safety Not Guaranteed”

Sundance award

composed song: “Hard On Your Man”

AABCO Publishing

1hr39min