James “Hansi” Last was born 17th April 1929 and is from Bremen, Germany. He is most famous for his James Last Orchestra and has sold millions of albums worldwide.
In the early stages of his life he received training from the Military Music Schools in Frankfurt and by 17, had joined the Hans-Guenther Oesterreich’s Radio Bremen Dance Orchestra as their bass player. James Last went on to progress in his musical career to the head of the Last-Becker Ensemble and later won several Jazz awards as a jazz bass player.
Finding fame with his James Last Orchestra, James Last became well known for his own compositions as well adapted medleys. He performed with a number of well known stars including Tom Jones and Luciano Pavarotti, and has throughout the years created a number of classical and pop masterpieces.
Popular James Last compositions include “Games That Lovers Play“ and “Happy Luxemburg”. He has also produced music for a number of films, such as the popular Quentin Tarantino film "Kill Bill" and also for German television series like Der Landarzt ("The Country Doctor") or Das Traumschiff ("The Dream Ship") and of the successful German music show ZDF-Hitparade by Dieter Thomas Heck.