A few months ago, the Spitfire team travelled to LA to visit Jeff Russo in his studio to talk about his score for Star Trek: Discovery.
Jeff Russo began his music career in 1990, after founding rock band TONIC. The group quickly achieved great success, receiving two Grammy nominations in 2003: ‘Best Rock Performance by a Group with Vocal’ for Take Me As I Am, and ‘Best Rock Album.’ The band offered Russo a great platform to showcase his guitar work and songwriting, allowing him to then branch out and begin his solo career as a producer and composer.
You may have heard Russo’s music in a number of hit TV shows, such as FX’s Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series, Fargo. Russo also scored HBO’s Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated series The Night Of, starring John Turturro, FX’s John Singleton series, Snowfall, and the Netflix original show, Altered Carbon. He also composed the music for Jon Avnet’s film Three Christs, starring Richard Gere, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and Craig Macneill’s film, Lizzie, starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.