Rona, Jeff 1957–

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RONA, Jeff 1957–

(Jeff C. Rona, Jeffrey Rona)


Born March 3, 1957, in Culver City, CA; father, a research chemist; married Judy Silk (divorced). Education: Attended college in Los Angeles. Avocational Interests: Collecting flutes.

Addresses: Agent—Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, 13245 Riverside Dr., Suite 450, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; Soundtrack Music Associates, 15760 Ventura Blvd., Suite 2021, Encino, CA 91436.

Career: Composer, orchestrator, music arranger and conductor, sound designer, and musician. Worked as musician, arranger, synthesizer performer, and sound programmer in New York City and Los Angeles; composer for dance and ballet companies, stage productions, art galleries, and concert performances; performed with a music group led by Jon Hassell and with his own experimental band, Luxurious; Silkscreen Music (recording studio), composer and music producer; Liquid Cinema, producer of library music for use in films; also affiliated with Media Ventures.

Member: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Awards, Honors: Film and Television Music Award, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, most performed underscore, 1998.


Film Work:

(As Jeffrey Rona) Sound designer, sound effects editor, and music performer, Powaqqatsi (also known as Powwaqatsi: Life in Transformation), Cannon/New Yorker Films, 1988.

Music performer, Double Impact, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1991.

Music programmer, Kafka, Miramax, 1991.

Score sounds technician and music performer, Toys, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.

Music arranger and conductor, The Prince of Egypt (animated), DreamWorks, 1998.

Member of Mission Impossible II Band, Mission: Impossible 2, Paramount, 2000.

Music conductor, Picking Up the Pieces, Kushner–Locke, 2000.

Music programmer and orchestrator, Traffic (also known as Traffic—Die Macht des Kartells), USA Films, 2000.


Album Producer:

Jon Hassell, City: Works of Fiction, Opal/Warner Bros., 1990.

Affiliated with other albums, including Leaves from the Tree: A Tribute to Peter Gabriel, Vitamin Records, 2002; and Transplanet (series), Triloka Records.


Film Music:

(Uncredited) Additional music, Kafka, Miramax, 1991.

Additional music, Toys, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.

Additional music, Younger and Younger, Kushner–Locke, 1993.

Additional music, The Lion King (animated; also known as King of the Jungle), Buena Vista, 1994, also released in an IMAX format.

Lipstick Camera, Triboro Entertainment Group, 1994.

Additional music, Assassins (also known as Day of Reckoning), Warner Bros., 1995.

Additional music, The Net, Columbia, 1995.

Additional music, The Fan, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996.

White Squall, Buena Vista, 1996.

Do Me a Favor (also known as Trading Favors), Imperial Entertainment, 1997.

Schizopolis (also known as Steven Soderbergh's "Schizopolis"), Northern Arts Entertainment, 1997.

Additional ambient music, The Thin Red Line (also known as La mince ligne rouge), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

Additional music, Chill Factor, Warner Bros., 1999.

The In Crowd, Warner Bros., 2000.

(Uncredited) Additional music, Traffic (also known as Traffic—Die Macht des Kartells), USA Films, 2000.

Additional music, Black Hawk Down, Columbia, 2001.

Exit Wounds, Warner Bros., 2001.

The Hire: The Follow, BMW Films, 2001.

The Mothman Prophecies (also known as Mothman and The Mothman), Sony Pictures Entertainment/Screen Gems, 2002.

Little Black Boot, Power Up Films, 2003.

Slow Burn, GreeneStreet Films/Bonnie Timmerman Productions, 2004.

A Thousand Roads, 2005.

Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, Phoenix Pictures, 2005.

Provided music for the documentary The Art of Survival.

Television Music; Series:

Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1993–99.

The Critic (animated), ABC, 1994, Fox, 1995.

Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994–98.

High Incident, ABC, 1996–97.

Profiler, NBC, 1996–97.

Gun (also known as Robert Altman's "Gun"), ABC, 1997.

Sleepwalkers (also known as The Sleepwalker Project), NBC, 1997–98.

Teen Angel, ABC, 1997–98.

Main theme music, L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs), CBS, 1998–99.

The Residents, Fit TV, beginning 2003.

Television Music; Miniseries:

NetForce (also known as Tom Clancy's "NetForce"), ABC, 1999.

Category 6: Day of Destruction, CBS, 2004.

Legend of Earthsea (also known as Earthsea), Sci–Fi Channel, 2004.

Traffic (also known as Traffic: The Miniseries), USA Network, 2004.

Television Music; Movies:

Additional music, Black Magic, Showtime, 1992.

Additional music, Sensation, HBO, 1995.

Death in Small Doses, ABC, 1995.

Black Cat Run, HBO, 1998.

Mind Prey (also known as John Sanford's "Mind Prey"), ABC, 1999.

Shelter Island, Showtime, 2003.

The Riverman, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Television Music; Pilots:

The Dead Zone (also known as Stephen King's "Dead Zone"), USA Network, 2002.


(As Jeff C. Rona; with Ronny S. Schiff) MIDI: The In's, Out's, and Thru's, Hal Leonard, 1990.

(With Schiff and Scott R. Wilkinson) Synchronization from Reel to Reel: A Complete Guide for the Synchronization of Audio, Film and Video, Hal Leonard, 1990.

(Editor with Wilkinson) The MIDI Companion, Hal Leonard, 1994.

(As Jeff C. Rona) The Reel World, Backbeat Books, 1999.

Columnist for Keyboard magazine for several years.


(With others) Jon Hassell, City: Works of Fiction, Opal/Warner Bros., 1990.

Soundtrack Albums:

White Squall, Hollywood Records, 1996.

Chicago Hope, Sonic Images, 1997.

Traffic, 2000.

Black Hawk Down, Decca, 2002.

Rona's film and television music has been recorded on other soundtrack albums.



Jeff Rona Official Site,, February 9, 2005.