A Jig for The Glenlivet

I really embraced my Scottish roots with this one. Unfortunately, I have none, however I do appreciate a good whiskey, so writing music for The Glenlivet single malt was great fun. There's some interesting history in this spot, as well, so listen up, grab a drink, and enjoy!

Causing a Ruckus in Trader Joe's - My Directorial Debut

After years of writing music for video, I finally decided to try my hand at making a movie of my own, just to see what it's like on the other side of the fence. SELF EFFACING DISCLAIMER: By no means am I putting this out there because I think it's really good. I mean, I think it's okay and am sure the next one will be better, but the important thing to note is that I learned a lot about a lot from doing all of the shooting, editing, and music selection myself. I'm certain more lessons will be learned as I continue to make little shorts like this one, and I look forward to sharing them with you!

Composing for The ALS Association

Musical inspiration comes easy when the subject matter for which you're writing is as inspiring as the story of those who started the Ice Bucket Challenge. Composing for the ALS Association was a true honor, and I hope everyone can take advantage of these hot, summer days to dump some ice on their heads and donate in order to help find a cure.

Also, I'm happy to report that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge won two gold Lions in Cannes' Branded Content & Entertainment category and the coveted Grand Prix for Good. Read more on Adweek here.

Crazy Red Sox Fans

While studying at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, I soon came to realize that Red Sox fans are our of their minds. This series of ads for Benjamin Moore's 'Green Monster' paint further substantiates the impression. Music by yours truly.

Writing Music for NASA

I've been trying to lay off using the word "epic" for the past year or so, but I have to bring it back in honor of a short film I recently scored for NASA. As you will see, and hopefully hear, this thing is EPIC!

The film was shown at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. as part of the Hubble Space Telescope 25th anniversary celebration.

Writing Music for CNN

Scoring a CNN short film about fashion model Ubah Hassan was a real challenge. You know, all that staring at footage of a beautiful woman while trying to write music. It's difficult to stay focused. Alas, somebody's gotta do it. See for yourself...

Oh! And before you go, be sure to check out the wonderful charity Ubah talks about in the film: Cambodian Children's Fund

How to Pay Back your Heroes

If you are a creative and have not yet heard of Chase Jarvis, it is an absolute must that you check out his work as a photographer, director, and cofounder of Creative Live.

I don’t remember exactly where or when I first found out about Chase’s work, but as soon as I stumbled upon his show–Chase Jarvis Live featuring 90 minute interviews with the likes of Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, and Gary Vaynerchuck—I knew I’d be a fan for life.

Chase’s work as both a creative and an entrepreneur is exceptional and inspiring. I sincerely hope you take some time to check out the above links.

“But wait! What’s with the paying back your heroes title?” you ask.

Well, being that Chase has put out so much amazing and FREE content, I wanted to show him my appreciation with a musical gift, so I went ahead and scored one of the very powerful 60-second portraits featured on his website.

I recently sent Chase a private link to the video with my music included, and he liked it so much that he gave me his blessing for me to share it with all of you.

As always, I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed composing.

And don’t forget to check out all that Chase Jarvis has to offer.

Jeff