Originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, Jay Wadley is a NYC/LA based composer and music producer.
His arrangements and orchestrations for Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson and Calexico have been performed by The San Francisco Symphony, New York City Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Louisville Symphony Orchestra, among others.
His score for James Schamus' critically acclaimed Indignation (Lionsgate) was featured in IndieWire's "10 Best Scores of 2016", received a concert performance by the Winnipeg Symphony for Soundtracks Live, and received an Honorable Mention for the 2017 BSO Jerry Goldsmith Awards for "Best Original Score for a Feature Film". Recent projects include Raised in the System (HBO/VICE), The OA (Netflix/Plan-B), Anu Valia's Lucia, Before & After, winner of the 2017 Sundance Jury Prize: U.S. Short Fiction, and Jacob LaMendola's Long Shot (Netflix). His films have played at Sundance, Telluride, SXSW, Berlin, Rotterdam, Tribeca, BFI London, LA Film Festival, Montreal film festivals and many others.
Other TV credits include the original score and theme song for Will Arnet's Hot Date (Pop TV), Lie to Me (FOX), Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (VH1), The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) and orchestrations for Doctor Who (BBC).
A graduate of the Yale School of Music (MM, AD), Jay has won two Charles Ives awards from the Academy of Arts and Letters as well as an ASCAP/SCI Student Composer Award for his concert music. He's been commissioned by Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW, the Yale Band, Williams College and The Nouveau Classical Project and been a guest lecturer at NYU, OCU and Kennesaw State University.