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Chaz Jankel
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Jankel before a gig with The Blockheads at Band on the Wall, 2016
Background information
Birth name Charles Jeremy Jankel
Also known as Chas Jankel
Born 16 April 1954 (1954-04-16) (age 67)
Stanmore, Middlesex, England
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • arranger
  • composer
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • record producer
  • music programmer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
  • organ
  • synthesizer
  • keyboards
  • percussion
Years active 1973–present
Associated acts
  • Byzantium
  • Kilburn and the High Roads
  • The Blockheads
  • Ian Dury
  • Natalia Scott

Charles Jeremy Jankel (born 16 April 1954), better known as Chaz Jankel, is an English singer, songwriter, arranger, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.

In a music career spanning more than 40 years, Jankel came to prominence in the late 1970s as the guitarist and keyboardist of the rock band Ian Dury and the Blockheads. With Dury, Jankel co-wrote some of the band's best-known songs including "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" and "Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3".

In addition to his work with the Blockheads, Jankel has had a solo career which has resulted in nine studio albums. He has a long list of credits as both a performer and as songwriter.

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