Jeff Danna is the younger brother of composer Mychael Danna. Jeff has worked with his brother on a number of projects, sometimes as a musician but frequently as co-composer. Jeff's solo work has been for both Television and Film, covering a number of series in his native Canada and in the US. We don't know if the film industry based in Vancouver is a contributing factor, but Jeff's film score career seems to have accelerated in recent years. This has included some solo projects (Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Boondock Saints 1 & 2) and several joint projects with his brother (Tideland, Fracture, Lakeview Terrace) culminating in the latest Terry Gilliam movie "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus".
Like his brother, who has scored some films with an Indian theme, Jeff has also had the opportunity to include ethnic music within his scores. Perhaps that empathy for ethnic music has contributed to the brothers Mychael and Jeff initiating a project to create soundtracks based on various celtic stories and legends. So far they have released two CDs - "A Celtic Tale: The Legend of Deirdre" and "A Celtic Romance: the legend of Liadain and Curithir" with music based on a combination of celtic folk traditions and cinematic fantasy soundtracks. The 2nd CD has the track "The Blood of Cu Chullainn" which is Jeff's theme for the "Boondock Saints" films. See this page on Jeff's Danna's official website for more information.
Among Jeff Dana soundtracks to check out are:
Here are some CD covers signed by Jeff Danna, including some covers also signed by his brother Mychael Danna. Our thanks to Petr Kocanda for permission to use his collection of autographed CDs. Click the thumbnail below to see the image full size in a separate window.