j e f f m e r c e l
Based in the Hudson Valley of New York State, Jeff is a multi-instrumentalist and composer of music for film, television, new media and commercial advertising. Lunescapes Vol. 1 (to be released in 2017) will be Jeff's first full-length, solo release. Recorded at home (mostly in the kitchen - on a sometimes unruly upright piano) the Lunescapes offer a series of instrumental vignettes, intimate landscapes, and lo-fi fantasies. The writing and recording for Vol. 2 is ongoing and will be finished later in 2017.
From 1998-2011, Jeff was also a member of the band Mercury Rev - contributing to some of the band's most critically acclaimed work, including Deserter's Songs, All Is Dream, and more. It was with the band that he gained his first opportunity to write for picture, composing and producing the original score for Robinson Savary's debut feature-length film, Bye Bye Blackbird.
In addition to his ongoing work for film, television & commercial advertising, Jeff is a current member of the improvisational, noise-rock/spazz-jazz collective, otherwise known as Ultraam. When not in the studio, he can be found fly-fishing the legendary streams of the Catskill Mountains.