Tommy CosterTommy (* 1966 in Northern California near San Francisco) is a keyboardist, producer and composer. At a very young age he began his musical journey as his father (Tom Coster) was a premier musician in the San Francisco Bay Area later becoming a world renowned keyboardists.
By the age of 11 years old, Tommy had co-written his first published song with Carlos Santana, titled "Zulu", which was included on Santana’s "Moonflower" album in 1977. At 12 he received his first gold album from this collaboration and at 19 Tommy moved to Boston to study "Jazz Composition" at Berklee College of Music.
After co-writing and producing several jazz records with his father, Tommy moved to Los Angeles in 1992 to start a new chapter in his musical career. In 1998 Tommy scored his first film for Miramax, and rapper Master P, titled "I Got The Hook Up". In 1999 Tommy started working with Dr Dre which resulted in him co-writing one of the biggest songs in the history of hip hop with Dr. Dre and Eminem, titled "The Real Slim Shady". Tommy went on to work with several other artists resulting in the sales of over 80 Million records. Tommy is a 2x Grammy Award Winning writer with severa gold and multi platinum awards as well, including 2 RIAA Diamond Awards, certifying over 10 Million copies sold of the "The Marshall Mathers LP" and "Curtian Call" in the United States alone. Only 150 projects in the history of the music business have every reached this level of achievement. Tommy has also been an active film and TV composer with more than 500 credits on IMDB.
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Carlos Santana, guitar, vocals
Frank Gambale, guitar
Bob Marlette, keyboards
Jeff Andrews, keyboards
Kit Walker, keyboards, piano
Steve Smith, keyboards
Tim Landers, keyboards
Tom Coster, keyboards, piano
Tom Coster jr., keyboards, organ
Jeff Andrews, bass
Steve Smith, drums
Gary Chaffee, drums
Andy Narell, steel drums
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