Jared Faber

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Jared Faber
Also known as J-Radical
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Electronica, alternative
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, producer
Instruments Guitar, keyboard, bass, vocals, drums
Years active 1996–present
Labels Blind Lemon Music
Associated acts Kool Kojak, Urban Legend
Website www.jaredfaber.com

Jared Faber (also known as J-Radical) is an American musician, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He grew up in New York City where he attended High School of Performing Arts, and later continued his music education at Berklee College of Music, studying jazz arranging and composition.

Faber is primarily known as a composer for television and film. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on Clifford's Puppy Days.[1]

Faber composed the music for the ABC show Emily’s Reasons Why Not starring Heather Graham. In addition to the episodic scoring, Faber co-wrote the theme song with frequent collaborator Emily Kapnek, which was performed by Macy Gray. Kapnek and Faber also composed the theme song for "As Told by Ginger" and "Clifford's Puppy Days".[2][3]

Often credited as J-Radical, Faber is half of the production team Urban Legend with partner Kool Kojak.[4] Their first record “Tranquilidad Cubana” was partially recorded in Havana and has been featured on numerous TV shows including Dexter (Showtime), Cane (NBC). Also he is the founder of the label "Blind Lemon Music".[5]

Faber’s forays into Latin music have led to him scoring the Fox pilot “Ernesto” starring Wilmer Valderrama, which had a decidedly Mexican style as well as collaborating with Wilmer and Rosario Dawson on the viral web series, "Voto Latino".[6]

Faber contributed music to the film The Long Shots starring Ice Cube. The film also featured a song Faber co-wrote and produced, performed by Chris Pierce and Sy Smith.

Faber resides and is established working in Los Angeles.



Title Role Producer Network
Suburgatory Score & Theme Song Composer Warner Brothers ABC
The Mr. Men Show Score & Theme Song Composer Renegade Cartoon Network
CSI Miami Featured Song CBS
Ernesto Score Composer 20th Century FOX FOX
Friday: The Animated Series Score Composer CubeVision MTV
Emily's Reasons Why Not Score & Theme Song Composer Sony/Pariah ABC
Dexter Featured Music Showtime CBS/Showtime
Indie 101 Featured Music MTV MTV3
Being Bobby Brown[7] Composer B2 Productions Bravo
As Told by Ginger Score & Theme Song Composer Klasky Csupo Nickelodeon
Nip/Tuck Featured Music FX FX
High School Stories Featured music MTV MTV
Clifford's Puppy Days Score and theme song composer Scholastic Entertainment PBS
Kenny the Shark Theme Song Producer & Score Composer Discovery Kids NBC
Bear in the Big Blue House Score Composer Jim Henson Productions Disney Channel
Taina Additional Music Derado Ent. Nickelodeon
Sheep in the Big City Additional Music Curious Pictures Cartoon Network
Oobi Theme Song Producer & Score Composer Little Airplane Prod. Noggin
Garage Boy Theme Song Producer & Score Composer Nickelodeon Kablam! Nickelodeon
Leold Score Composer Olive Jar Animation N/A
Goldie and Boy Koi Theme Song & Score Composer Nickelodeon Creative Lab Nickelodeon
I am Poem Score Composer Nickelodeon Creative Lab Nickelodeon
  • * 2006 Emmy nomination for excellence in music composition-direction[8]


Title Role Director Studio/Production Co.
Mardi Gras Composer Phil Dornfeld Sony Pictures / Screen Gems
The Long Shots Additional Music Fred Durst Dimension / MGM
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman Score Composer Gregg Sullivan Classic Media
Holly Hobbie Song & Score Composer Mario Piluso Nick Features
Catch That Kid Music Featured Bart Freundlich 20th Century Fox
Drop Back 10[9] Score Composer Stacy Cochran Independent
Elefun Score/Song Composer Darrell Van Citters Renegade Animation
Bartok the Magnificent Music Production Supervisor Don Bluth 20th Century Fox
Lamb to the Slaughter Score Composer Nicole Barnett Independent
Amazing Me Score Composer Chris Linn Stand Back Productions


Title/Artist Role Label
Beto Cuevas – Transformación Writer/Producer Warner Latino
Urban Legend (artist) – Tropical Techniques Writer/Producer Blind Lemon Music
Urban Legend (artist) – Tranquilidad Cubana Writer/Producer Blind Lemon Music
La Bruja – For Witch it Stands Writer/Producer 1830 Records
2007 LAMC Compilation (Latin Alternative Music Conf.) Writer/Producer Nacional Records
Holmes – Stop Go Guitar/Bass GG
Queer Eye 4 the Straight Guy Premium Compilation Writer/Producer Sugo
Monte La Rue Deluxe 2 – Various Artists Writer/Producer United
Café Samba – Various Artists Writer/Producer Varese Records
Brazil Remixed – Various Artists Writer/Producer Groove Gravy Records
Hot Melodi – NuJazz Lounge Vol. 1 Writer/Producer EQ Music
Masterworks Reworked – Various Artisrs Writer/Producer Groove Gravy Records
Nu Jazz Sessions (vol. 1 & 2) – Various Artists Writer/Producer Groove Gravy Records
Chill Pil (vol. 1 & 2) – Various Artists Writer/Producer Groove Gravy Records
Tao of Groove – Fresh Goods Guitar/Bass Groove Gravy Records
Freedom Bremner – House of Freedom Producer N/A
Depression Blues – Various Artists Writer/Producer/Guitar Delta Music
Funky Little Christmas Guitar Delta Music
Soundtrack to Pink Panther's Passport to Peril Writer/Producer/Guitar/Keyboards Laser Light
Michael Gaylord – History Remembers Guitar Independent
Marti Jones – My Tidy Doily Dream Writer Dixon Archival
Jazz Delicious – Various Artists Writer/Producer S2S
El Condor Pasa Guitar Dimelo! Records
Best of Nick Tunes – Various Artists Writer/Producer Rhino Records


Title Role Developer Distributor
The Pink Panther's Passport to Peril Song and Score Composer Wanderlust Interactive BMG Interactive
The Pink Panther in Hokus Pokus Song and Score Composer Pink Wanderlust Interactive BMG Interactive
The Magic School Bus Explores the Human Body Composer and Sound Designer Music Pen/Scholastic Microsoft
Wiggins in Storyland Song and Score Composer Music Pen Virgin Interactive
Lenny's Time Machine Composer and Sound Designer Music Pen Viacom Interactive
Lenny's Multimedia Circus Song and Score Composer Music Pen Viacom Interactive
Coolsville Song and Score Composer Music Pen MediaVision


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