Jed Becker is a composer, songwriter and music director, owner of Tingle Music and Sound in New York. He is the composer and music director for the Nick Jr. series’ “Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go!”, with over 60 underscores and 120 songs written for the two award-winning series. His band, The Lord Calverts, has had songs placed on film and television, including NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura and Aquarius. Jed is also a veteran sound designer/sound effects editor, music editor and voice director; he has earned an RIAA-certified Gold Record as a producer, and has been nominated for an Emmy Award as a composer. He has also been nominated for a New York area Emmy for composing the theme song for the Sports Channel series “DynaMets”.
Currently, Jed is working with Little Airplane Productions as Lead Sound Editor on the Sprout Network animated series “Super Wings”.
Jed attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with a degree in Film Scoring. Returning to New York, he established Big Noise Productions, a music and sound design house, and produced music for national television spots for clients including Wendys, Texaco, Cellular One, MCI, CBS Sports, Travelers Insurance, Miller, Schick, and Duracell.
Having struck up a friendship with New York club legend Kid Creole, Jed produced an album for him, “Kiss Me Before the Light Changes”.
Jed worked as a music director for the ABC shows “One Life to Live” and “All My Children”, and as a digital-audio engineer at studios such as National Sound and Sony Music Studios.
As well as underscoring and songwriting, Jed’s work on “Dora” and “Diego” has included voice recording engineer and sound editor. As music director, he’s elicited vocal performances from all the voice talent in the history of the show, as well as guest talent such as Cheech Marin, John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez and Hilary Duff. Jed was the sound designer/sound effects editor for 100+ episodes of the series, and served as music editor for those episodes as well. Jed has also acted as voice director for eight episodes of “Dora”.
Teaming with Askold Buk, veteran composer for such series as “Frontline” and “20/20”, the two work as gibberish music; check out their work here.
The Lord Calverts released their CD, The Lord Calverts…NOW!, in the spring of 2015; check out The Lord Calverts on Facebook.