Jono Grant

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This article is about the Canadian musician Jono Grant. For the English DJ Jono Grant, see Above & Beyond (band).
Jono Grant
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Grant at Canterbury Studio 2014
Background information
Birth name Jonothan Jonas Grant
Born (1969-09-13)September 13, 1969
Toronto, Ontario
Occupation(s) Composer, producer, musician
Website victorydrive.com
Notable instruments
Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion

Jono Grant (Jonothan Jonas Grant) is a Toronto-based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who was nominated for a Genie award for "Achievement in Music/Original Score"[1][2] on his first film score Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang in 1999.[3] The feature was created by Shaftesbury Films and Directed by George Bloomfield; starring: Gary Busey, Miranda Richardson and Ice-T.[3] He was also nominated for a Gemini award in the category "Best Original Music Score for an Animated Program or Series"[1] in 2006 for the first episode of Captain Flamingo, an animated series created by Breakthrough Films and Television.[4] Jono has scored hundreds of television episodes and numerous films[5] from his personal studio Victory Drive Music located in Toronto's Leslieville.

In the mid 90s, Jono made his early mark as a composer, producer, arranger and performer with a multitude of bands including the eccentric jazz/lounge outfit Jaymz Bee and the Royal Jelly Orchestra, producing the first three albums for BMG and co-writing the debut album with lyricist Bee.[6] The band toured across Canada and did multiple television appearances with Jono as musical director, keyboardist and guitarist. During this time Jono was introduced to pop artist John Southworth, producing and arranging on his first album: "Mars Pennsylvania" in 1996.[7] That same year he also produced The Shuffle Demons album: "Get Right". (Jono would later co-produce three Juno-nominated albums with Toronto Jazz saxophonist and Shuffle Demon Richard Underhill including the Juno award winning album: "Tales From the Blue Lounge") [8]

In 1997, Jono was hired as an arranger on Kim Stockwood's EMI release: "Twelve Years Old" and also produced and arranged her Christmas hit "Marshmallow World" for the EMI compilation "Christmas at Home" the following year.[9] (Nearly a decade later, Jono and Kim would create a full Christmas album entitled "I Love Santa", co-writing the title track, also for EMI.) Jono arranged strings for The Tea Party (EMI) for a live Much Music simulcast performance featuring the song "Psychopomp" in the mid-summer of 1998.[10] Then in 1999, Jono teamed up with Richard Underhill and Great Bob Scott in the Electro-Jazz improv band Astrogroove.[11] They played numerous shows including the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Beaches International Jazz festival that same year. Jono produced the debut self-titled CD which was released in 2000.

It was at this time Jono started working as a composer in film and television beginning with the aforementioned Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang and following up with MTV's Undergrads and Radio Free Roscoe for Family Channel; (both series created by Decode Entertainment.) From this point to the present, Jono did a variety of film and television work including the Shaftesbury series Screech Owls, Overruled and Life with Derek, Decode's Girl Stuff, Boy Stuff and Captain Flamingo for Breakthrough Entertainment. During this period Jono continued to produce recording artists.[12][12] Recently, Jono scored the Lifetime film "An Officer and a Murderer", nominated for a 2014 Canadian Screen Award for "Best Original Score for a Program"[4] and also just finished scoring season 2 of the original Sprout series: "The Chica Show" for NBC Kids.[13]

Scoring Credits (Film, Television and Games)[edit]

Year Title Credit # of Episodes Production company (Director)
2014 Monkey in the Middle Composer Film Brainpower
2013 The Chica Show Composer 30 Sprout
2012 An Officer and a Murderer Composer Film Lifetime (Norma Bailey)
Bomb Girls Composer - additional music 3 Muse Entertainment
2011 From Spain with Love Composer and Theme Composer 13 Shaftesbury
2010 The Dating Guy Composer 26 marblemedia-Blueprint Ent.
Tooned Composer and Theme Composer 13 Breakthrough Ent.
ModNation Racers Composer Game Sony PS3
2008 Overruled! Composer and Theme Composer 13 Shaftesbury
2007 Life with Derek Composer - additional music 7 Shaftesbury
2006 The Nude Caboose Composer Film - short Breakthrough Ent. (Guy Madden)
Captain Flamingo Composer 52 Breakthrough Ent.
2005 Girl Stuff Boy Stuff Composer 13 Decode
Trump, the Unauthorized Biography Composer - additional music Film Muse Entertainment
Crash My Kitchen Composer and Theme Composer 13 Flash in the Pan
2004 Radio Free Roscoe Composer 52 Decode Ent.
Mischief City Co-Composer - Theme 26 Shaftesbury
2003 Surreal Gourmet Composer and Theme Composer 18 Salad Daze
2002 Hemingway vs. Callaghan Composer - additional music Film Shaftesbury
Trudeau Composer - additional music Film Big Motion/CBC
Polished Composer Film (Ed Gass Donnelly)
2001 Undergrads Composer 13 Decode Ent.
2000 The Screech Owls Composer 26 Shaftesbury
1999 Beefcake Composer - additional music Film Alliance Atlantis (Thom Fitzgerald)
1998 Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang Composer Film Shaftesbury

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Grant, Jono. "Canada's Awards Database". Canadian Screen Awards. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Obelisk - Genie Awards List 1979 - present - #20". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang - Awards - IMDb". Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Retrieved May 25, 2014.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Jacob_Two_Two" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ a b "CSA". Screen Composers Guild of Canada. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Credit List - Jono Grant". Victory Drive Music Inc. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jaymz Bee". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "John Southworth". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Underhill, Richard. "Juno". Juno Awards. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kim Stockwood Official Website (Primary Source)". http://kimstockwood.com. Retrieved 26 May 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "Kim Stockwood Official Website (Primary Source)". http://kimstockwood.com. Retrieved 26 May 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ "Astrogroove official website (Primary Source)". http://www.astrogroove.com. Retrieved 26 May 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ a b "IMDb Jono Grant (Tertiary Source)". http://www.imdb.com. Retrieved 26 May 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  13. ^ "The Chica Show Sprout Online". http://www.sproutonline.com. Retrieved 26 May 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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