Jeff Russo (born August 31, 1969) is an American composer, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and music producer, and one of the two founding members of American rock band Tonic. He is also a founding member of acoustic rock band Low Stars.
August 31, 1969 |
||Composer, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, music producer
||Tonic, Low Stars, Wendy and Lisa
Russo is also known for his work as composer on various television series, notably Fargo, Legion, and Star Trek: Discovery. He also scored the miniseries The Night Of, and the acclaimed video game What Remains of Edith Finch. For his work on Fargo, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special in 2017.
Recently he has scored films, TV programs, video games and commercials, including the ABC dramas The Unusuals and My Generation, the NBC drama Crossing Jordan, the USA network show Necessary Roughness, the CBS network show Hostages and currently scores the FX drama Fargo and the Starz drama Power. He scored the second seasons of Extant, replacing Marcelo Zarvos and CSI: Cyber. He has worked with fellow composers Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman.
Russo and his wife, musician Nina Gordon, of the band Veruca Salt, have two children together.