Composer for Film, TV & Advertising
Jessica Jarvis is a Los Angeles based composer for film, TV, and advertising. She is best known for her hybrid scoring style, blending elements of dark and light to create emotionally compelling and imaginative compositions.
She has contributed to a number of movies and TV shows such as Nickelodeon's A Loud House Christmas, Peacock TV's series Joe vs. Carole, and STX Entertainment's National Champions, directed by Ric Waugh and starring J.K. Simmons, Stephan James, and Uzo Aduba. Her music can also be heard on numerous National Geographic series such as Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom, When Sharks Attack, Europe From Above, and Man Woman Dog. Recently, she scored Run Victoria Run for the Special Olympics Illinois as well as George Washington University's Bicentennial Documentary Series. The first film in the documentary 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 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 grandparent’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.