Dynamic husband and wife duo, Waz & Jamie Jackson, make up the composing team WAZ-JACKSON. They first got their start at composing when Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence placed one of Waz’s songs on the hit medical comedy series. He then asked them to pitch for an upcoming Courtney Cox sitcom, Cougar Town, he was also creating. After demoing against many other composers, they got the job and the show ran for a successful six seasons. Together they have scored series such as Life Sentence, Youth & Consequences, Rush Hour, Undateable, Surviving Jack, and Egg the film (which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival). Jamie and Waz recently scored two documentaries premiering at the Napa Valley Film Festival in November 2018. Cancer Rebellion is produced by Roger Daltrey of The Who and Accidental Climber is directed by Steve Oritt.
Currently, they are working on NBC's new drama called The Village. They reside in Los Angeles and are parents to a lovely gal named Ruby Lou.
About Waz: Waz, Pete Yorn’s original guitarist, grew up in Cleveland, OH. Playing shows night after night on the road, Waz was moved by the raw and emotional connection people have with music….It was this connection that inspired him to start writing his own songs and composing to picture.
"As show composers WAZ-JACKSON brings something incredibly special. They have the ability to make score music sound current, like it was just lifted off the radio, and yet, it still services the show perfectly...They are that good." - Bill Lawrence
WAZ's latest EP is titled "Lights Go Down". KCRW's Jason Bentley premiered the title track on Morning Becomes Eclectic and has added the song to their rotation. Jason calls WAZ "the real deal".
"California troubador WAZ gives the U2 staple I Will Follow the "Fox Searchlight love scene" treatment." - Rolling Stone
"Lights Go Down is an uplifting pop anthem with lots of oohs, heart-tugging guitar lines and a giant chorus with a dash of the galloping folk that has been so ubiquitous lately.The song has all the makings of a hit, so you should grab it while you can." - Rachel Reynolds @ KCRW
About Jamie Jackson: Jamie hails from Mississippi. Her musical roots began at a very young age when she attended a performing arts school focusing on classical piano. She later moved to Nashville and studied at Belmont University before journeying to New York City where she worked at Jimi Hendrix’s legendary studio, Electric Lady. When she is not composing for television and film, she is producing and writing songs. Her electronic band, Hot As Sun released a new EP called "Little Friend" in January 2016. With its new wave flavored synths, reverb tinged drums and sultry vocals, the EP explores the dark and lustful emotions of a love affair.
"Though Hot As Sun's debut EP's Come Come and only a woman are John Hughes montage-ready, the musicians go back even further on New Town with plonking keyboard chords and filtered vocals that sound like the Supremes by way of the Strokes." - LA Times
”I Can Feel Your Love” saunters down the catwalk with enough pop hooks to make Carly Rae Jepson jealous." Stereogum
"The lilting “Little Friend” and its familiar chorus aren’t the only highlights on the five-song release. Besides the previously released single “I Can Feel Your Love,” the tracks “Never Be the Same” and “Am I Crazy” couple moody but restrained production with Jackson’s wistful vocals to create palpable drama. It’s thankfully never over-the-top, merely a high." - Buzzbands