Jeff Beal | TVBuzer
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Birth Name: Jeffrey Beal
Date Of Birth: Jun 20, 1963 (56 years)
Place of Birth:  Hayward, California, 20 June 1963
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Jeff Beal is one of the most prolific and respected composer working in Hollywood today. He grew up studying the trumpet in the San Francisco Bay area, where he was immersed in the sounds of the 70's jazz, classical, rock & pop music scene. His prodigious talent in composition lead to many works for both big band and orchestra during his high school years. In his teens, his compositions were performed by the Oakland Youth Symphony under maestro Kent Nagano, the Monterey Jazz Festival All Star big band, and others.After high sc hool, Jeff went to the Eastman School of Music to study composition with Pulitzer prize winner Christopher Rouse, Rayburn Wright and Billl Dobbins. During the Eastman years, he was awarded an unprecedented 11 student awards from Downbeat Magazine for his compositions and trumpet playing. It was at Eastman Jeff also studied film scoring, and met the producers of what would become his first film assignment, Cheap Shots (1988).Before moving to Los Angeles, Beal lived in New York City and San Francisco, where he pursued a career as a jazz recording artist and composer. His debut recording "Liberation" was for Island records was considered an underground classic by the New York jazz community. Beal would continue to release a total of seven solo recordings, and frequented as a guest artist on other recordings.In 1993, after his "Concerto for Jazz Bass" was recorded by John Patitucci on Chick Corea's new label, Beal decided to make the move to Los Angeles . His big break came when Ed Harris called on Jeff to score his directorial debut Pollock (2000). Beal's unique blend of Americana, minimalism, and chamber orchestra caught the ear of many in Hollywood. This led to his relationship with HBO, where he has provided scores for two of their most adventurous series, Rome (2005) and Carnivàle (2003), resulting in 3 Emmy nominations. In total Beal has received 10 prime time nominations and 3 Emmy Awards to date.Frequently called on to score assignments that require a unique and diverse musical approach, Beal won an Emmy for Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King: Battleground (2006) a one hour no-dialog installment of "NIghtmares and Dreamscapes," directed by Brian Henson, starring William Hurt. "Battleground" was a modern day homage to the iconic no-dialog Twilight Zone episode, "The Invaders". Jeff's incredible sweeping and emotive orchestral score for the Ridley Scott CIA mini-series The Company (2007) also resulted in a prime time Emmy.Other notable scores include Appaloosa (2008) dir. Ed Harris, No Good Deed (2002)dir. by Bob Rafelson, Little Red Wagon (2012) dir. David Anspaugh, Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) (TV)_ dir. by Bob Balaban the "Jesse Stone" films, dir. by Robert Harmon and the Golden Globe winning series Ugly Betty (2006). He is currently finishing up work on Wilde Salomé (2011) for Al Pacino, Mr. Pacino's long awaited follow up to Looking for Richard (1996). Beal has also been a frequent collaborator of Academy Award winner Jessica Yu, on In the Realms of the Unreal (2004), Protagonist (2007), and most recently scored her new feature documentary for Participant Productions; Last Call at the Oasis (2011).Jeff's 1st prime time Emmy award came in 2001 for his season one theme song to Monk (2002). The instrumental theme was replaced in season two by the producers and became a cause célèbre among Monk fans and critics. This resulted in an online petition with thousands of signatures, and an episode by the show's writers "Mr. Monk and The TV Star" where a theme song change is protested by guest star Sarah Silverman.Beal's amazing scores are often driven by a strong sense of melody, and frequent use of chamber size instrumentations. In a musical climate where bigger is better seems to be the pervading aesthetic, his scores are often intimate, dramatically specific and character driven. He conducts and orchestrates his own scores, and often performs on them. He plays piano, trumpet, duduk, recorders, harmonica, percussion, rababa, oud, and french horn. Beal's wife Joan Beal is a trained opera singer and has sung on several of his scores, including Carnivàle (2003), The Situation (2006), and Wilde Salomé (2011). moreless


Jeff Beal in House of Cards: Season 2, Episode 13 | TVBuzer

House of Cards: Season 2, Episode 13

Aired: Feb 14, 2014

Francis faces annihilation while the nation is in an uproar. Stamper must tie up loose ends. Claire feels the cost of ruthlessness.... more




Jeff Beal NEWS

Society of Composers & Lyricists Announces Nominees for Inaugural Film/TV Awards

The Society of Composers & Lyricists has been around for nearly 75 years, but not until this year did the organization start its own annual awards program for music appearing in film, TV and videogames — and the nominees announced Tuesday for the inaugural show are certain to be scrutinized as a bellwether for what to expect as the Motion Picture Academy’s music branch votes on shortlists for the song and score categories. As expected, Hildur Gudnadóttir scored nominations in film and TV categories alike, with nods for her work on “Joker” and “Ch... more

Alan Silvestri, Cynthia Erivo, Bebe Rexha Among Hollywood Music in Media Award Winners

The 10th annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards rewarded a diverse crop of composers, songwriters and music supervisors who contributed to film, TV and videogames over the last year, from scorers Alan Silvestri, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Marco Beltrami and Michael Abels to tunesmiths Cynthia Erivo, Bebe Rexha and the Avett Brothers to Quentin Tarantino&rsqu... more


Jeff Beal AWARDS

  • 2013 (2)

    Won or Nominated
      • Primetime Emmy Awards House of Cards(2013)
        Nominated Primetime Emmy
      • Primetime Emmy Awards House of Cards(2013)
        Nominated Primetime Emmy
  • 2010 (1)

    Won or Nominated
      • Primetime Emmy Awards Georgia O'Keeffe(2009)
        Nominated Primetime Emmy

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