Jeff Russo (born August 31) is an American composer, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and music producer, and one of the two founding members of American rock band Tonic. He is also a founding member of acoustic rock band Low Stars.
Russo is also known for his work as composer on various films and television series, notably Fargo, Star Trek: Picard , Legion, Counterpart, and Star Trek: Discovery, He also scored the miniseries The Night Of, and the acclaimed video game What Remains of Edith Finch. For his work on Fargo, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special in 2017.
He currently scores two Peabody Award-nominated shows: CBS’s reimagining of the iconic cult-classic series Star Trek: Discovery, and FX’s Legion, starring Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza, as well as Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy starring Ellen Page, Tom Hopper and Mary J. Blige, based on the popular comic book series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba, and Noah Hawley’s feature directorial debut from Fox Searchlight, Lucy in the Sky, starring Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm. His recent film work further includes scoring Mark Wahlberg’s action-thriller film Mile 22, Craig Macneill’s Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival before releasing in theaters, and Jon Avnet’s Three Christs, starring Richard Gere, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Russo and his wife, musician Nina Gordon, of the band Veruca Salt, have two children together.
|1999||Live and Enhanced|
|2002||Head on Straight|
|2009||A Casual Affair: The Best of Tonic|
|2016||Lemon Parade Revisited|
|2016||TAMA GIRARD "When I Think of You" (Single)|
|2007||Calling All Friends EP|
|2007-8||Make Me Feel Good About Me (unreleased)|
|2012||About Cherry||Stephen Elliott|
|Watercolor Postcards||Rajeev Dassani|
|2013||Free Ride||Shana Betz|
|Bad Behaviour||Nicholas Brandt|
|2014||The Surface||Gil Cates Jr.|
|2017||Three Christs||Jon Avnet|
|2018||Lizzie||Craig William Macneill|
|Mile 22||Peter Berg|
|2019||Lucy in the Sky||Noah Hawley|
|2011–2013||Necessary Roughness||Scored 16 episodes|
|2013–2014||Hostages||Composed with Ben Decter|
|2016||The Night Of||TV mini-series|
|2016–present||Lucifer||Composed with Ben Decter|
Replaced Marco Beltrami and Dennis Smith for Season 2 onwards
|Star Trek: Discovery||Original Star Trek Theme by Alexander Courage|
|Star Trek: Short Treks||Original Star Trek Theme by Alexander Courage|
Composed Main theme and the score for the first season along with the music for "Children Of Mars" from the second season. The rest of the second season continued to use Russo's title theme but the scores were otherwise composed by various composers including Kris Bowers, Nami Melumad and others, with Michael Giacchino serving as supervising composer and writing the music for the short that he directed.
|2018||Waco||Co-composed with Jordan Gagne|
|2018||Santa Clarita Diet||Composed 2nd and 3rd season. 1st season composed by John Debney|
|2019–present||The Umbrella Academy|
|2019||For All Mankind|
|2020||Star Trek: Picard|
|2017||What Remains of Edith Finch||Giant Sparrow||Nominated — BAFTA Game Award for Best Music|
|2018||Madden NFL 18||Electronic Arts||Movie in game entitled Longshot|