Currently the Resident Composer for the American Studio Orchestra, Jacob Yoffee is a concert & film composer based in Los Angeles. He is known for his work on Showtime’s ‘Time of Death’ series and the WIGS series Blue, Christine & Celia, directed by Rodrigo Garcia and starring Julia Stiles, Dakota Fanning & America Ferrera.
In 2012 he formed OtherWorld Trailer Music with mixing engineer, Adam Schmidt, & business mastermind, Jordan Passman. His trailer music has been featured in advertisements for The Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug, X-Men : Days of Future Past & The Chronicles of Riddick.
He has also worked on several projects with Sherpas Cinema, most notably ‘Into the Mind’ an innovative concept feature that oscillates between dream & reality that follows a common skier as he grapples with the concept of risk vs. reward in extreme sports.
As a feature film composer Jacob has worked in action, thriller, drama, comedy and horror. Recently he scored 'Pawn', an action-thriller starring Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta, Michael Chiklis & Common and ‘A Resurrection', a horror picture starring Mischa Barton, Devon Sawa and the late-great Michael Clarke Duncan.
In 2011 he worked with director Joel Soisson (Dracula 2000, Piranaha 3DD) scoring his 'Children of the Corn : Genesis' for the Weinstein Company. That same year brought 'Olive' - the first feature film that was shot entirely on a cellphone. Starring Gena Rowlands (The Notebook, Skeleton Key) the film also features four original songs by Dolly Parton.
Jacob's concert music has been performed in several cities in the US as well as abroad at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Royal Academy of Music and on BBC Radio. Also a performer, Jacob was signed to Inner Circle Music Records in 2007, releasing his debut album, "Dead Reckoning." The album's release concert garnered an article featuring Yoffee in the New York Times and he was featured on the cover of Saxophone Journal magazine for his work.
He holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Composition as well as Jazz Performance and a Master's degree from New York University where he studied with Ira Newborn, Sonny Kompanek and Deniz Hughes. While at Peabody he studied with composers Morris Moshe Cotel, Christopher Theofanidis and the saxophone legend, Gary Thomas. In May 2012 he was awarded 'Outstanding Recent Graduate' from Johns Hopkins University.