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Brautbar in Los Angeles 2016
|Born||Los Angeles, California|
|Alma mater||University of Southern California Thornton School of Music|
|Years active||1997 – present|
|Known for||Phantom Planet|
|Notable work||"California", Theme song to the hit show "The OC"|
|Home town||Los Angeles|
Jacques Brautbar (born March 14, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) is an American photographer, producer, writer and guitarist, formerly of rock band Phantom Planet. He left the band in 2004, after their self-titled third album, to pursue a career in photography. Brautbar's photo credits include Rolling Stone, Spin, Nylon, Jane and High Times magazines.
In the spring of 2006, Brautbar returned to music and began to play shows with Beck, Okgo, UH HUH HER, Jack's Mannequin and the electronica band Something for Rockets. Brautbar toured with Something for Rockets for over a year and is a co-writer on their second record. Brautbar has since moved on from the band to explore music composition and production.
In 2008, Brautbar began writing music for film and television and co-writing with other artists. He most recently co-produced and co-wrote the forthcoming album Beneath The Noise for Jasmine Ash, with longtime collaborator and former band mate Sam Farrar. The album has already achieved sync success on several hit TV shows and ad campaigns like Nissan, Apple, JC Penney, Macy’s, and The Good Wife.