Jeff

Jeff Scott Rust

A graduate of the Berklee College of Music who majored in Scoring for Film, Jeff has created sounds and music for Memphis area stage productions of Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, Shakespeare's Cymbeline, Mark Dunn's fantastic tale Helen's Most Favorite Day, and several of David Ives' short plays in suite: An Evening With David Ives. In addition to performing as a drummer, electric bassist, keyboardist or vocalist with numerous bands, he has performed as a chorus member with Opera Memphis and as a staff musician with Carnival Cruise Lines. For information about Jeff's work as an actor, click Acting Resume.

Some of Jeff's music can be heard in re-broadcasts of the popular FOX TV series 21 Jump Street.
A DVD release of this edition of the series is being marketed.
Five of Jeff's song productions for other artists are included in rebroadcasts of Hunter and Stingray.
Jasir Songs is currently publishing via Reverb Nation. Visit the Jasir profile page and become a fan. You will be able to stream mp3's of music online and purchase digital downloads of songs.

Music Resume

Composing
Look Away
by Zac Cunningham and Stephen Briner.
Music and sound design for the 2011 New Moon Theatre production.
(Directed by Gene Elliott and Robbie Philips at Theatreworks)

Kimberly Akimbo
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music and sound design for the stage play.
(Directed by Brian Mott at Theatre Memphis)

Hamlet Machine/Medea Material/Landscape with Argonauts
by Heiner Muller
Music and sound design for a New Moon Theatre staging of these plays.
(Directed by Eastern Hale at Theatreworks)

Helen's Most Favorite Day
by Mark Dunn
Music and sound design for the stage play.
(Directed by Brian Mott at Theatreworks)

Cloud 9
by Caryl Churchill
Music and sound design for the stage play.
*Ostrander Award Nomination
(Directed by Brian Mott at Theatre Memphis)

Cymbeline
by William Shakespeare
Music and sound design for the stage play and video version.
(Directed by John Malloy at Sleeping Cat Studio Theatre)

Ned Slowman in "Anniversary Dinner"
Music score (with Bill Brockmeyer) and production of film soundtrack.
(An animated film by Ian Maisel, Adrian Mendoza & others at Harvard University.)

An Evening with David Ives
Music and sound design for the stage play.
(Directed by Brian Mott at Theatre Memphis)

General Sessions
Composition and production for the film soundtrack.
*
Festival Award for Best Original Score
Los Angeles Independent Film & Video Festival
(Written and directed by Larry Moore)

Come Into View
Music score & editing of a Media Co-op promotional video for the organization's First Annual Digital FilmFest.
(Produced by Nicki Newburger for the Media Co-op, Memphis.)

Into Thy Narrow Bed
Music score and production of the film soundtrack.
(Screenplay by Jack D. Farris, John Malloy)

Zoo Story
American Dream

Music for a production of these two Edward Albee plays.
(Directed by Lou Salerni at the University of Memphis)

en trance
Music score and production of film soundtrack (Jeff's senior project at Berklee School of Music)
(This animated film by Eric Hirsch was his senior project at the Rhode Island School of Design.)


Performing
The Delta Nomads (electric bassist and vocalist)
This band includes guitarist/singer/songwriter Bill Walsh, drummer/percussionist Greg Young and guitarist/vocalist Chris Cooper.
During 2009 the group performed in Memphis area night clubs, neighborhood parties, outdoor community events, and at the Mid-South Fair.
A long standing, annual tradition in the Memphis area, the Mid-South Fair was held in Desoto County, MS for the first time in 2009.
The Delta Nomads released their first nine-song CD, Fully Loaded, in March of 2010.
The album includes featured performances by guest artists Kirk Smothers (saxophone) and Alan Hayes (keyboards).

50th Anniversary Gala Concert starring mezzo soprano, Denyce Graves
Opera Memphis Chorus
"There Is A Balm In Gilead" ensemble
-Dir. by Michael Ching & Bill Jones for Opera Memphis
-Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, May 13, 2006

Il Trovatore starring Randolph Locke, Carol Sparrow & Joseph Wright
Opera Memphis Chorus
-Dir. by Michael Ching & Bill Jones for Opera Memphis at the Orpheum.
-Stage direction by Daniel Helfgot.

Rigoletto starring Michael Corvino, Ryan MacPherson & Robin Crouse
Opera Memphis Chorus
-Dir. by Michael Ching & Bill Jones for Opera Memphis at the Orpheum.
-Stage direction by John Hoomes.

Tosca starring Kallen Esperian
Opera Memphis Chorus
-Dir. by Michael Ching & Bill Jones for Opera Memphis at the Orpheum.
-Stage direction by John Hoomes and Michael McConnell.

More Great Moments in Grand Opera
Memphis Vocal Arts Ensemble
-Dir. by Tom Machen at the Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center.

Tales of Hoffmann starring Randy Locke
Opera Memphis Chorus
-Dir. by Michael Ching & Bill Jones for Opera Memphis at the Orpheum.
-Stage direction by Karen Tiller.

Carnival Cruise Lines
Staff musician aboard the M/S Fantasy, M/S Holiday.

River City Community Band
Percussionist
-Dir. by Dr. Sidney McKay

Germantown Symphony Orchestra
Percussionist
-Dir. by John Hodges

...And performances with these groups and artists:

Jeff Huddleston and Blue Bossa
Ben Flint
Barry Campbell
Alison Heafner Band
Will Barrett Band
Ruby's Cube
Klaudia & Rico
Lime
Big Tent Revival
Richard Orange & Crush
Everyman
Shawn Lane
Steve Harris
Keith Sykes Band
John Kilzer Band
The Soul Capitalists
The Madisons
Mike Crews Band
Hanover Fist
Marshall Law
The Red Sharks

Producing
Hundreds of recordings for demos; tape and CD releases in a broad range of styles; theatre and film soundtracks; film and video editing.
Also see Jasir Productions.
To hear some music, go to: Jasir Music


Music Training
Berklee College of Music
-Bachelor of Music Degree
-Major: Scoring for Film

Dr. Hugo Norden
-Project Studies in Fugue

Univ. of Memphis with
Dr. Frank Shaffer
-Timpani, percussion

Memphis State Univ. with
Dr. Donald Freund
-Contemporary composition

Tom Machen
-Classical singing

Master classes with:
Jerry Goldsmith (composing)
Sherrill Milnes (performing)

|edition: January/2012|
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