Originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, Jay Wadley is a New York based composer and multi-instrumentalist. 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. He's been commissioned by Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW and composed for films including James Schamus' Indignation. Indignation premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it was purchased by Lionsgate. Jay's TV credits include Lie to Me (FOX), VH1's Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story, The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) and orchestrations for Doctor Who (BBC). His films have been featured at Sundance, Berlin, BFI London, Rotterdam, Tribeca and Montreal film festivals. 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.
Forthcoming film projects include: Tim Shechmeister's Viral, James Burns' Revolving Doors and Jeremy Teicher's Tracktown from the Sundance creative producer labs.