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Karl Jenkins was born on February 17, 1944 in Penclawdd, Wales as Karl William Pamp Jenkins. He is known for his work on The Karate Kid (2010), The Hurricane (1999) and Superbad (2007). See full bio »

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Known For

The Karate Kid Soundtrack
The Hurricane Soundtrack
Superbad Soundtrack
Creed Soundtrack


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 2009-2014 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (composer - 651 episodes)
- Andy Samberg/The Muppets/Final Show (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- Colin Farrell/Chris Pratt/2 Chainz (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Comedy Pieces (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Digital Pieces (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Musical Sketches (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
 2008 The Legends of Santa (TV Movie documentary) (music)
 1985 About Time (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Once Upon a Time (1985) ... (musician: title music)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Composed music for several now famous commercials. Most famous for the DeBeers Diamond commercial, A Diamond is Forever, which is taken from Jenkins' "Diamond Music". See more »

Alternate Names:

Soft Machine

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Personal Quote:

[on his most famous work, 'Adiemus] It is written in a very particular lingo, made-up nonsense language that can speak to anyone. It's classical music mixed with world music. I am a musical tourist. For Adiemus, I took my influences from around the world and put them together. I think that's what I do in all my work. See more »


He lives in Swansea, Wales. See more »


Welsh Composer

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