Jon Licht is a composer, singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist with over 15 years of professional experience.
At the age of 21 Jon began his career as a composer assisting his late uncle, BMI TV Music Award winner Daniel Licht (Dexter, Dishonored, Silent Hill). Over the next 12 years he learned the trade of composing and how music could be used to elevate a film or TV series. Jon worked closely with Licht and became more and more involved over the course of their working relationship. He contributed music to numerous film, TV and video game projects such as Body of Proof and Silent Hill: Book of Memories. Most notably Jon composed additional music (and original songs) for all eight seasons (90 episodes) of Showtime's Dexter. Working closely with his uncle, he played an important role in creating the musical voice that fans have grown to love and expect when they hear the show’s iconic music.
Jon's unique entrance into the world of film scoring and his background as a singer/songwriter and producer has helped him create unique and powerful music for many other projects beyond his work on the Golden Globe & Emmy winning series Dexter. This year he composed, produced and performed the opening song "Left Me High" for the upcoming Netflix film "Blood Orange Moon" starring Miguel A. Nunez Jr. In 2018 Jon composed the original score (with composer Nicholas Marquis) for hit indie video game We Happy Few—Jon scoring the cut scenes and Marquis the in-game music. In 2019 he completed his fourth feature film, Fake Empire, that marked his third collaboration with writer/director Brandon Willer. Last year he also released his first album as a solo artist, Life Right Here, and he frequently performs live shows in the greater Los Angeles area. Jon's second full length album is due to be released early 2021.
Partnering with the Emmy-award winning motion graphics team Martian and Sons, Jon has composed music for six Microsoft Corporate events including their biggest Microsoft Ready in Las Vegas. Since 2018 Jon has composed the music for five of these events which have been attended by hundreds of thousands of people. Licht also created the music for Microsoft's Surface product reveal event in New York City in October of 2019. Jon composed five minutes of music to play during an opening slideshow as well as an orchestral piece that accompanied the main video starting the event.
Voltiv Sound Sessions
Take a listen to Jon's debut full length album "Life Right Here." Produced by Jon Licht and Henrik Åström.