Music for Film

Jonathan Russell is an award-winning jazz violinist and film composer who connects with audiences through improvised jazz and writes multi-genre music that adds compelling experiences to visual media.  His critically acclaimed performances in Europe and throughout the United States, at clubs and festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Bohém Ragtime & Jazz Festival in Hungary, have earned the respect and praise of seasoned jazz musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Bucky Pizzarelli, and the late Les Paul.  His film score credits include work on the controversial Bollywood release by Prakash Jha Aarakshan as well as numerous web and new media releases.


Jonathan’s improvisatory skills and classical orchestration experience allows him to quickly create musical soundscapes for film and video.  These skills, combined with his advanced use of technology, result in fully realized orchestrations that impressed award-winning film scorer Wayne Sharpe sufficiently for him to begin collaborations and cue assignments for sixteen-year-old Jonathan.


Jonathan maintains his own youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/jdrcomposer) for his compositions, which has more than 100 videos. He currently has well over 800 subscribers and 700,000 distinct video views.