Jimmy Haun

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Jimmy Carey Haun[1] is a U.S. left-handed guitarist, known for his work with the bands Yes, Air Supply, and Circa.


Haun's first band was Lodgic with childhood friend Michael Sherwood and, later, Michael's younger brother Billy Sherwood. They released one album in 1985.

Haun went on to play much of the guitar on Yes's Union album (1991; produced by Jonathan Elias), before work in The Key with B. Sherwood and The Chris Squire Experiment with B. Sherwood and Chris Squire. He also did session work for Air Supply, Kitaro and Jon & Vangelis during this period.

In 1996, Haun composed the opening Mandalay pictures logo.

Haun has worked extensively with Elias, including playing on his American River album (2004) but also on music for commercials. Haun created the original yodel logo for Yahoo in 1996 as well as the voice for Expedia-Dot-Com.

Haun re-joined Sherwood in progressive rock Yes spin-off supergroup CIRCA: (formed 2006), also with Tony Kaye (ex-Yes) and initially Alan White (currently of Yes). Sherwood, Kaye and Haun were also all in Yoso with singer Bobby Kimball. Yoso subsequently disbanded and Haun left CIRCA: to focus on commercial work.

In September 2012, Haun announced that he is working on a Jon Anderson solo album with Elias and M. Sherwood, but the project subsequently stalled before completion.

Haun composed the Music for the movie Boulevard starring Robin Williams. He also is credited with producing and singing the end song "Goodbye Joy".


Haun's father was singer Jim Haun, better known as Rouvaun. Jimmy Haun's daughter is the actress and singer Lindsey Haun (born 1984) and he has worked with her on her music career.


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