Jay Weigel is a distinguished composer, producer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, and contractor for film, television, recordings, and concerts. Based in Nashville and New Orleans, he has worked in the film and television industry for over 35 years. His recent scores and soundtrack recordings can be heard in the Warner Brothers films including, The Campaign, Green Lantern, Grudge Match, Get Hard, and Midnight Special; over 19 of Tyler Perry’s projects including Nobody’s Fool, Acrimony, For Colored Girls, Meet the Browns, Madea Witness Protection, and his TV series The Oval season two of Too Close To Home. Universal’s Girl Trip; HBO’s Little Britain; I Love You Phillip Morris, Bullet to the Head; Netflix’s The Last Laugh, The Highwaymen; AMC’s Interview with a Vampire and numerous documentaries and independent films, including Angela Shelton’s The Hammer and The Eagle and the Albatross; Lisa Arnold’s, Caged No More, Camp Cool Kids, One Nation, Jowan Carbin’s Cut Off.
He has worked as an orchestrator, conductor, contractor and/or score preparer for composers such as George S. Clinton, Christopher Young, David Wingo, Jon Swihart, Christopher Lennertz and Terence Blanchard. As an arranger and orchestrator, he has worked with artists such as Andra Day, REM, Tank and the Bangas, Richard Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Andy McDowell, Chris Thomas King, Jon Cleary and Judith Owen. Currently he is working with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra on orchestral arrangements for upcoming performances Big Freedia, The Lost Bayou Ramblers.
His concert work has been commissioned by numerous orchestras and organizations, including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Louis Cathedral, University of Southern Mississippi Symphony, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and the Acadiana Symphony. Most recently, he premiered his orchestral work Water’s Gravity which was a follow up commission from his A New Orleans Concerto, for Orchestra.