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Jordan Halpern Schwartz
Hailing from Silverlake back when it was a one-word town, Jordan grew up in and around his mom's movies starting at an early age. His formal training at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music augmented a childhood spent playing, writing and recording music.
After skipping out on a scholarship to play baseball in Iowa, Jordan stayed true to his passion for music, working on multiple original series for Netflix, HBO, VICE, Nat Geo and Amazon Studios. His film work includes Jeremy Fink and the Meaning Of Life, starring academy award winner Mira Sorvino, as well as Lisa Klein and Doug Blush's documentary The S Word.
As a multi-instrumentalist in bands, he spent years touring the US and Europe in broken down vans until he received his first opportunity to score a feature film. Signature artists and composers like Brian Eno, Clint Mansell, Lorne Balfe, Trent Reznor and Butch Vig inspire Jordan to create unique music for every new project.
On a given day, you will likely find Los Angeles based composer Jeff Kleinman's head flanked by a pair of speakers.
As a teenager, he didn't favor listening to lyrics in songs - it was the chord changes that moved him. What began as a desire to play the drums quickly branched out into self-taught recording and guitar disciplines.
The technical prowess that resulted from spending approx. 98% of his time on computers had proved to be invaluable to the modern software-based approach to recording music. By 16, his father had invested in a professional recording rig for him. His friends didn't see him much after that.
Following a brief stint working on the business side of music, Jeff found himself suited to draw upon his musical skills and produce music full-time. Many hours in the studio led to a discovery of his natural flair for playing piano.
Since then, he has produced for artists such as Frank Ocean, Anderson Paak and Kevin Abstract. His music is featured in Academy Award-winning film maker Charles Ferguson's documentary film Time To Choose (2016). Today, his head is happily sandwiched by speakers more than ever.
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