Armen John Chakmakian (Armenian: Արմեն Չաքմաքյան; born (February 11, 1966) in Glendale, California) is an Armenian-American musician, composer, recording artist, and producer. Formerly the keyboardist for the GRAMMY® award-winning band Shadowfax, their 1992 CD, "Esperanto" was nominated for a Best New Age Album GRAMMY® Award. He has released two solo albums on his label TruArt Records: "Ceremonies" (1998); "Caravans" (2004). Two tracks from Ceremonies, Gypsy Rain and Distant Lands, also appear on the famed "Buddha Bar" and "Buddha Bar IV" compilation albums, respectively.
Armen's albums also feature world-renowned oud player, violinist and composer John Bilezikjian as well as duduk master Djivan Gasparyan. In 2006 Armen toured South America with Cirque du Soleil's show, Saltimbanco and in 2017 he toured South America again as keyboardist and background vocalist with Roger Hodgson.
Currently, he composes music for television, performs his own concerts as well as performs for other artists and productions.