Composer for Film, TV & Advertising
Jessica Jarvis is a Los Angeles based composer for film, TV, and advertising. She has contributed to a number of high-profile shows such as Netflix’s Series of Unfortunate Events, Amazon Prime’s Dangerous Book For Boys, USA’s Falling Water and the upcoming comedy feature Good On Paper, starring Iliza Shlesinger. She recently scored the ad for the new Portal from Facebook as well as the independent feature film An Exquisite Meal, written and directed by Robert Bruce Carter, which premiered at Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival in March 2020. She is currently scoring George Washington University's Bicentennial Documentary Series. The first film in the series, narrated by Kerry Washington, premiered in February 2021 at their virtual opening ceremony, introduced by CNN's Dana Bash.
In 2019, she was chosen alongside a handful of composers to participate in the SESAC SCORES film scoring workshop under the direction of Emmy award winning composer, Christophe Beck (Frozen, Frozen 2, Ant-Man).
Jessica grew up in the suburbs of New York, where her musical exposure consisted of Top 40’s hits, the national anthem, and the occasional Josh Groban. Other than mastering Chopsticks on her grandma’s piano and a short, but bountiful career playing the recorder, she didn’t enter the world of music until high school, when she started learning piano by ear.
At the age of 17, she began studying with Kathleen Theisen, a pianist, singer, and composer, who took her musicianship to the next level. After five months of lessons, Jessica was accepted to Berklee College of Music, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Music in Film Scoring, served as president of the Boston based organization, Women's Film Initiative, and was a recipient of the prestigious Alan Silvestri Film Scoring Scholarship Award.