Jess Stroup

Composer: Camp X-Ray


Jess Stroup has always loved musical instruments. As a child he studied piano, classical guitar, and double bass, and has since learned to play the banjo, mandolin, Turkish saz, dobro, musical saw, and ukelele. While pursuing a degree in music technology at New York University, Jess became interested in electronic music and synthesis, and released electronic music under the alias Reed Rothchild. After successfully scoring a few student films for friends while in college, Jess decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue composing for a living.

Today, Jess Stroup is known for his unique musical voice and smart sound choices, creating electronic and guitar-based scores that sound original and modern. He is a go-to arranger and score producer for composers around Los Angeles, and has contributed arrangements, production, and session work to blockbuster comedies such as Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief, and TV shows such as Warehouse 13 (SyFy), Alphas (SyFy), The Bachelor (ABC) and more. His music can be heard in commercials for Target, Chrysler, and Hewlett-Packard, as well as trailers for movies such as Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club. In 2013 he scored his first documentary, Hotline, and his first feature film, Camp X-Ray, a Sundance 2014 Selection.

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