Based in Florida, Jay Yerkes has been a keyboardist for over 40 years, playing with and opening for artists like Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys, The Rascals, Gary US Bonds, and Johnny Thunder. Growing up in New Jersey, he played in many bands in the Philadelphia/Jersey Shore area, and he's also led several of his own groups that highlight his soulful roots. As a composer, Jay brings us music ranging from gutsy Blues to Dramatic cues, and his credits include Harpo Entertainment, Dr Oz, Oprah Specials, E! Real Housewives, Bravo, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and much more.
Jay Yerkes studied music composition under William Hamanay for two years in the mid 70’s, and he's played for impersonators such as Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Richie Valens, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis.
This cue is perfect for the opening of a motion picture with its sense of purpose and movement. Pizzicato strings and the horn section set the scene for any theme that has the need to grab the audience's attention and hold it. Action in a positive direction and just the right amount of tension. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
A cute, lively piece designed for reality tv / drama for that scene that calls for a light happy feel. Any situation comedy or scene when there is something secretive or hidden being done or when there is a surprise coming up. It has an upbeat feel, positive and optimistic with a little mischief. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
This dramatic cue is perfect for a scene or commercial that is seeking to capture the feeling of struggle, tension, and impending danger. Desperate Housewives style music with piano leading the pizzicato strings into builds and releases. CSI-type tension. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
This happy cue is best used for scenes that call for something sneaky happening but also gives your audience a sense that it is something good that is about to happen. An elegant George Gershwin, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers feel with that light, situation comedy vibe. Kids playing jokes on people, Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Tense contemplation with a sense of decisions being made & a course of action coming into focus. Great for a scene where with dramatic pacing of floors and scratching of heads to figure out what comes next and where the plot will thicken. Ah HA! A decision is made. Hitchcock, Poirot, back alleys. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
This sweet orchestral piece with Christmas bells will fit the bill for any Holiday scene in any media. A feel good, happy song reminiscent of days when things were simple and free of complications. Great for scenes with families, friends, gifts, snow, frost and merry times. Celebrate giving. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.
A fun and upbeat piece created for reality TV but would do great in any situation comedy. Also good for a movie scene that calls for music to set the scene for trouble or a sneaky character looking to hide their shenanigans. Orchestral strings and clarinets bring class and elegance to any scene. Instrumental, Dramatic, Tender music
Tense drones build & expectations of danger ensue. A dramatic run climaxes with a build then falls into a perilous pit of uncertainty. Great for scenes needing to set the level of tension and unexpected drama. Hitchcock, murder mystery, mob action, slow chase, bank heist, plotting a crime or heist. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
A fun and upbeat piece created for reality TV but would do great in any situation comedy. Also good for a movie scene that calls for music to set the scene for trouble or a sneaky character looking to hide their shenanigans. Orchestral strings and clarinets bring class and elegance to any scene. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
A fun and upbeat piece created for reality TV but would do great in any situation comedy. Also good for a movie scene that calls for music to set the scene for trouble or a sneaky character looking to hide their shenanigans. Orchestral strings and clarinets bring class and elegance to any scene. Instrumental, Dramatic, Happy Music
This cue is about the contemplation of war. Consideration of the strategies, boyfriend vs girlfriend, employer vs employees, conflicts. Perfect for a Pentagon scene or headquarters planning against enemies. Commercials on attacking pests, weeds, dirt and grime. Shows with one against another. Instrumental, Military, Battle Prep Electronic
This sneaky, tiptoe piece will set just the right mood for that side-splitting, hilarious scene. Unfortunate accidents with cars, cars on ice, people hiding gifts from each other, pets and their antics, Real Housewives, Jersey Shores, insurance ads, pet supply ads, sitcoms ... Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
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