Biography

SESAC affiliated keyboardist, producer, and composer Dana Solomon has worked with a range of media productions that have sought out his immersive, emotionally-charged sound. His sophisticated, multi-layered compositions echo the influences of composers & artists like Chopin, Brahms, Thomas Newman, Alan Silvestri and Danny Elfman.

He has worked as a film composer on several projects; such as composing the trailer score for the recent short film “Damp Soil“.  As well, he has composed for the following film projects: “Patriots and Tyrants: Served Cold” (2015), “Patriots and Tyrants” (2014), “3 Days of Self-Destruction” (2013), “Holding Court: A Basketball Legends Reunion” (2011), and others. Additionally, he has earned national and international TV exposure thanks to compositions featured on HARPO Productions’The Oprah Winfrey Show.”, and with Sony Interactive on development of their “Caliente: Reggaeton Construction Kit” – a library of loops made available for multimedia production licensing.

Dana attended Philadelphia’s West Chester University as a music education major in piano and as a voice minor, with a classical music curriculum. He later developed his professional career as a paid staff producer for the previously operated commercial recording studio 3rd Story Recording in West Philadelphia. As well he previously working as a studio apprentice for Bill Jolly, Philadelphia keyboardist and composer for the late jazz legend Grover Washington Jr.  All of the progressive experiences gained from these disciplines have given Dana the confidence & knowledge for composing, music production, recording, arranging, as well as audio engineering for any given situation.  Whether it be sound design with a synthesizer, or an orchestral mock-up for a dramatic film, Dana Solomon delivers what’s needed for the client as is expected of a professional.