Thirtysomething years experience in all things musical... and still diggin' it.

Chris Horvath has been a fan of ALL types of music for as long as he can remember. He thinks his affinity for everything from 70's funk and obscure art rock, to TV themes and classic jazz has been his biggest asset in becoming a musician.

Though you may have never heard of Chris, you have probably heard his music at some point. Please check out the CREDITS, LISTEN, and WATCH pages to find out where.

Chris grew up in Cleveland, Ohio but always had his compass set for the sun soaked metropo-burb of LA. In between he’s traveled a long and winding road, that while though colorful and of dubious moral fiber - is not nearly as wide and varied as his musical tastes... but we digress.

Prior to moving to the West coast, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston as a recipient of the Quincy Jones Scholarship for outstanding Composer/Arranger and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. During this time he played both guitar and keyboards, which he continues to do today.

Whether working with artists, creating
scores for film & tv, or performing & Music Directing for all types and sizes of live shows, Chris brings enthusiasm, musicality, and over 30 years of experience to every project.

Though he has scored hundreds of hours of film/tv/multi-media and is
comfortable in a wide variety of styles, Chris feels most at home writing & producing songs, whether an artist based project or custom tunes for film & tv. He also loves arranging and playing in live settings and has done extensive large ensemble work; adding orchestras & horn sections to established pop/rock artist’s shows (which he enjoys so much he’d almost do it for free... but you didn’t read that here).

Chris has also been very successful in commercials, having written several hundred national and international campaigns for most of the major advertisers and ad agencies. For his commercial writing Chris has won the Golden Clio Award and a London International Advertising Award, among others. He also received a PIXIE award for best iFilm underscore.

He is an active speaker at various industry panels and has been a guest speaker or teacher at UCLA, USC, NARAS Grammy In The Schools Day, Case Western Reserve University, SMMUSD, and Berklee College of Music.

He is a member of SAG, AFTRA, AFM, a voting member of The Recording Academy, and a founding member of SONA (Songwriters of North America), an advocacy group that works to preserve the rights and revenue of music creators.

Chris is the founder and creative director of
Jamnation Music, an independent music production and publishing company based in Los Angeles, CA.
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