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James Pankow

The influential trombonist and composer for the jazz-rock group Chicago, James Pankow was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 20, 1947. He ended up playing trombone by accident (the other, "cooler" instruments had been distributed). Following the move to the city of Chicago, Pankow fell in love with the horn, even playing it during three years ... See full bio »
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 2013 Clear History (TV Movie) (writer: "Colour My World")
 2011-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 20 episodes)
- Episode #21.148 (2013) ... (writer: "Make Me Smile" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.145 (2013) ... (writer: "Make Me Smile" - uncredited)
- Eva Longoria/Terry Crews/Cavalia's Odysseo (2013) ... (writer: "Make Me Smile" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.108 (2013) ... (writer: "Make Me Smile" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.41 (2012) ... (writer: "Make Me Smile" - uncredited)
 2012 This Is 40 (writer: "Old Days")
 2012 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Brother's Wedding (2012) ... (writer: "Colour My World" - uncredited)
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #19.44 (2011) ... (writer: "Make Me Smile" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.38 (2011) ... (writer: "Make Me Smile" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.11 (2011) ... (writer: "Make Me Smile" - uncredited)
 1991-2009 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Take My Life, Please (2009) ... (writer: "Colour My World" - uncredited)
- The Wandering Juvie (2004) ... (writer: "Colour My World" - uncredited)
- Homer the Moe (2001) ... (writer: "Colour My World")
- The Way We Was (1991) ... (writer: "Colour My World" - uncredited)
 2004 Starsky & Hutch (writer: "Old Days")
 2002 Sonny (writer: "Make Me Smile")
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "Colour My World")
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Johnny Comes Back (1979) ... (writer: "Alive Again")
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In addition to touring with Earth Wind & Fire, Pankow and Chicago have just finished recording "Chicago XXX", tentatively set for release in the spring of 2006. While the album reportedly contains no original Pankow compositions, he has said that he did the brass arrangements for all 12 songs in 12 days. See more »

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