With a used cassette tape recorder, Squier Stratocaster guitar and mini Casio keyboard, Jonas Friedman began teaching himself about music production and orchestration in his parent's garage at the age of 7 years old. Since then his passion for music and storytelling has led him to writing and producing for scores on some of Hollywood's biggest blockbuster films and television series.
Jonas’s diverse and eclectic background as a musician and producer started with writing songs and producing records for rock bands, pop and hip hop artists. Over time his passion to work in film and television led to him writing on several tv franchises, to most recently scoring for 90-piece orchestras on feature films. As a self-taught, multi-instrumentalist Jonas plays keyboards, guitars, bass, guitarviol, drums and countless custom made string instruments. This passion for blending live performances with his own contemporary brand of sound design has given him a unique voice that can be heard on several notable projects.
As key collaborator with renowned composer Mark Snow, Jonas most recently wrote music on Marvel's latest X-Men spinoff entitled The New Mutants. Additionally, he worked with Snow on FOX’s 2 season revival (Seasons 10 & 11) of their smash hit television series The X-Files.
Continuing his successful collaborations on projects for FOX, Jonas recently co-scored the highly anticipated A.I. thriller entitled Next with acclaimed composer Sean Callery. Other notable works include writing additional music for Callery on Liam Neeson's upcoming action thriller The Marksman, 24:Legacy (FOX) and Marvel’s The Inhumans (ABC). He has also worked alongside Junkie XL for the James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez 3D action adventure Alita: Battle Angel, and the Peter Jackson-produced film Mortal Engines.
As Jonas continues to expand his already diversified portfolio, his mastery of studio technology and passion for live musicianship drive his love of finding new ways to communicate musically in the modern world of storytelling.