composer : SINGER-songwriter : PRODUCER : MIX ENGINEER
Born in Tokyo, and of Irish/Cypriot descent, Jason’s passion for music started from a young age. At 5 he was playing piano and by 13 he was recording original songs, first programming the tracks on his keyboard then overdubbing vocals and guitars between two cassettes on a twin tape-deck!
It is this infectious determination, energy and versatility, coupled with the essential ability to turnaround projects on a tight deadline that keeps his clients coming back.
In 2018, Jason co-founded the Songwriting Mentorship Program at University High School in Los Angeles with music teacher and composer Micah Byers, where small groups of students are coached from the inception of songs, through to recording and mastering. Jason passionately encourages music students to follow their dreams, guides and advises them in their creative endeavors in music, and is rewarded by witnessing each student’s abilities and self-confidence flourish throughout the year-long program. Jason is also a regular panelist for USC Adjunct Assistant Professor and legendary composer Christopher Young’s “Assistants Panel,” where students completing their Masters in Film Scoring get valuable insights and candid advice.
Jason recently “trailerized” the song “Falling Sky” by UK artist Kirsty Bertarelli (writer of “Black Coffee” by All Saints), which is currently available for licensing. Listen to both the original song and Jason’s trailer version on the MUSIC page.
Right now, Jason is writing music for multiple film projects, mixing scores (most recently for BAFTA-supported composer Emily Rice), writing songs as an artist himself, and collaborating with other songwriters and artists (as a co-writer and/or producer) with a view to creating songs for them to perform or to be cut by other artists. Jason also produces backing tracks for KIDZ BOP, collaborating with Gary Philips.
Before becoming a Composer, Jason performed regularly in the UK and US as a singer/songwriter, garnering national US radio play for his debut EP “six hours”, which included “Wallowing”, #1 add on independent radio when it was released. This EP was produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Kids In Glasshouses, The Blackout…). The beginnings of buzz in the US triggered radio attention in the UK, with interviews and live performances on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Wales, and Capital FM South Wales, and spurred on national press coverage. Jason went on to make an album with Sylvia Massy (RHCP, Smashing Pumpkins, Skunk Anansie…) as Producer/Engineer, and Michael C. Ross (Vanessa Carlton, Lisa Loeb, Counting Crows…) as Engineer/Mixer.
Jason moved to Los Angeles in 2009 and was invited to intern at Hans Zimmer’s studio complex, Remote Control Productions. Jason was promptly recruited by ascending composer Matthew Margeson (Rocketman, Kingsman: The Secret Service & The Golden Circle, Rings, Eddie The Eagle, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children…), and they have been collaborating ever since. In this “additional music” capacity, Jason has also worked with composers Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis, Heitor Pereira, Jim Dooley, John Jennings Boyd, Al Clay, Todd Haberman, Daniel Heath, J2 (Jay Singh), Benjamin Wallfisch, and Ryan Taubert, among others.
As a composer in his own right, Jason recently scored the multi-award winning Horror Feature "FOLLOWED", and the Emmy-Awarded Documentary Feature “Paradise Reef: The World Is Watching.”
In terms of synch, Jason has had songs featured on MTV (The Real World, Teen Mom…). In terms of licensing, he wrote “A Sporting Chance” for the movie “Eddie The Eagle,” “Ladyphones” for the movie “GI-JOE: Retaliation,” and co-wrote “Handy Candy” for the movie “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” with composers Matthew Margeson and Mike Higham.
Jason is always open to introductions, new collaborations and ventures, so please reach out via the CONTACT page.
Beyond (Short) 2018
Come In (Short) 2018
Paradise Reef: The World Is Watching (TV Documentary) 2016
An Extraordinary Day (Short) 2012
Snapshot (Short) 2012
Followed (“Feast or Famine” and “Problems”) 2018
Eddie the Eagle (“A Sporting Chance”) 2015
G.I. Joe: Retaliation ("Ladyphones") 2013
Composer: additional music
Kim Possible (TV Movie) 2018
Into The Dark (TV Series, 1 episode “Down”) 2018
Truth Or Dare 2018
Kingsman: The Golden Circle 2017
Wrecked (TV Series, Season 2, 10 episodes) 2017
Doomsday (TV Movie) 2017
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 2016
Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back 2016
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Video Game) 2016
Eddie the Eagle 2015
Just Cause 3 (Video Game) 2015
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse 2015
The Player (TV Series) Ante Up (2015)
The DUFF 2014
Kingsman: The Secret Service 2014
A Lego Brickumentary (Documentary) 2013
Kick-Ass 2 2013
Mr. Malcolm’s List (Short) 2019
Only Men Aloud: Favourites (Record; Mixed: Let It Go, I Think We’re Alone Now, Rhythm of Life, Go Tell It On The Mountain, Feeling Good) 2018
100 Years from Home (Documentary) 2017