Jeff Russo

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Jeff Russo
Jeff Russo
Background information
Born (1969-08-31) August 31, 1969 (age 49)
GenresAcoustic Rock
Occupation(s)Composer, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, music producer
Years active1993–present
Associated actsTonic, Low Stars, Wendy and Lisa

Jeff Russo (born August 31, 1969) is an American composer, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and music producer, and one of the two founding members of American rock band Tonic. He is also a founding member of acoustic rock band Low Stars.

Russo is also known for his work as composer on various television series, notably Fargo, Legion, Counterpart, and Star Trek: Discovery. He also scored the miniseries The Night Of, and the acclaimed video game What Remains of Edith Finch. For his work on Fargo, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special in 2017.


Recently he has scored films, TV programs, video games and commercials, including the ABC dramas The Unusuals and My Generation, the USA network show Necessary Roughness, the CBS network show Hostages and currently scores the FX drama Fargo and the Starz drama Power. He scored the second seasons of Extant, replacing Marcelo Zarvos and CSI: Cyber.

Russo and his wife, musician Nina Gordon, of the band Veruca Salt, have two children together.



Year Album
1996 Lemon Parade
1999 Live and Enhanced
1999 Sugar
2002 Head on Straight
2009 A Casual Affair: The Best of Tonic
2010 Tonic
2016 Lemon Parade Revisited

Guest appearance[edit]

Year Album
2016 TAMA GIRARD "When I Think of You" (Single)

Low Stars[edit]

Year Album
2007 Calling All Friends EP
2007 Low Stars


Year Album
2007-8 Make Me Feel Good About Me (unreleased)


Year Series & Movies
2014–present Fargo
2015 Tut
2016 American Gothic
2016 The Night Of
2017–present Legion
2017 What Remains of Edith Finch (Video game)
2017–present Snowfall
2017–present Star Trek: Discovery
2018 Counterpart
2018 Altered Carbon
2018 Waco
2018 Mile 22
2019–present The Umbrella Academy
TBA Lucy in the Sky

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