Starr Parodi & Jeff Eden Fair spend most of their hours creating. As you read this, they are most likely realizing their newest sonic adventure. Since their groundbreaking work on the iconic recording/arrangement of the James Bond Theme (RIAA Gold Record- which has been credited with revolutionizing the action film trailer genre*), Starr & Jeff have been finding an artistic balance between the worlds of scoring, recording, producing/arranging, conducting and live performance. “There is a common thread in the storytelling of all these mediums that is so satisfying and inspiring, and our vision is to create a visceral journey & experience for the listener in all that we do.”
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Starr Parodi first entered the public eye playing keyboards as part of the house band on the hit late-night Arsenio Hall Show. Since then she has become a vibrant part of the Los Angeles composing community, scoring hundreds of episodes of TV & film as well as being a passionate and innovative solo artist, pianist and producer whose work has been featured on NPR, THE BBC, KCRW and iHEART Radio.
Parodi’s scoring credits include The Storied Life Of A.J. Fikry, Michael B. Jordan’s gen:LOCK, Transformers: Rescue Bots, G.I. Joe Renegades, The Starter Wife, Conversations With Other Women, The Division, and hundreds of Hollywood’s most iconic and visible film trailers/promo (Rogue One, Last Samurai, James Bond, Mission: Impossible II, The Peanuts Movie, Harry Potter, Dreamgirls, Night at the Museum, X-Men 3, etc.). Parodi & Fair’s darkly innovative production/arrangement of the JAMES BOND Theme (RIAA Gold Record) was credited by Forbes magazine as “reinventing the modern action movie trailer.”
As a multi award-winning composer, Starr is the first woman to have her orchestral works performed in the 90-year history of the Festival of Arts – Pageant of the Masters in Laguna, CA, where she is currently a featured composer.
Starr has released three critically acclaimed solo albums and collaborated on the writing and production of numerous recordings. Her album COMMON PLACES won “Record of the Year” from Solo Piano Radio and was lauded by KCRW’s host and tastemaker Chris Douridas “This deeply passionate and beautiful recording is one of the best albums of the year.” Her neoclassical release, THE HEART OF FRIDA, which celebrates the life, art and courageous spirit of beloved artist Frida Kahlo, won awards for Solo Piano Album of the Year from both International Radio Broadcasters, and solopiano.com.
In 2017, for ”The Women in the World Summit” hosted by Scarlett Johansson, the New York Times invited Starr to Lincoln Center to conduct “To All The Little Girls,” a music video and performance she produced and arranged with Oscar winning filmmaker Terry Sanders, which celebrates the potential of young women. In 2019 Starr was again featured at Lincoln Center with a world premiere of her concert work “The Joy of the Waters” as part of the Grammy® winning “Women Warriors:Voices of Change.”
Starr has won numerous awards including a 2021 Hollywood Music In Media Award (HMMA) for Best Contemporary Classical Piece, was honored with both the 2021 She Rocks - VISION AWARD, the 2022 BMI IMPACT AWARD and is a featured composer and artist on the iconic recording Women Warriors: Voices Of Change which won the Grammy® in 2022. As a producer and featured artist, Starr won the the 2023 Grammy® award for Best Classical Compendium Album for her work on Kitt Wakeley's An Adoption Story.
A trailblazer onstage and in the studio, Starr served as President of the Alliance for Women Film Composers (March 2019 – March 2021) and is widely recognized as a leader in expanding the reach of women in the arts as a composer, producer, performer and cultural visionary.
Born and raised in Seattle, and surrounded by the explosion of the alternative music scene as a teen, Jeff was obsessed with the emotional and expressive sounds that surrounded him, and still draws continuing inspiration from the depth of the Northwest’s brooding climate and landscape. He became a multi instrumentalist, playing bass guitar in numerous rock bands and french horn and sax in orchestras around the Seattle area. After studying with jazz legend Gary Peacock while attending Cornish College of the Arts, he made his way to Los Angeles. There he found he had a unique strength in designing and developing soundscapes and became a sought after and innovative sound guru to many major artists at a very young age. While working with R&B saxophonist George Howard on his Billboard #1 recording “Dancing In The Sun”, and The Winan’s Grammy award winning “Let My People Go” Jeff met Starr onstage at the Universal Ampitheater while she was playing keyboards for Howard and they have been partners, musical collaborators, and soulmates ever since.
It’s their special relationship with each other and with music that brings extraordinary insight into their film, live orchestral work, records, and all of what it is they do. When you consider that most films are about relationships in one form or another, having vast complimentary experiences and strengths not only give Starr & Jeff a deep emotional well to draw from, but brings an even greater component to their art.
What people are saying about Starr & Jeff:
“Passion is such an overused word today that it’s become debased. But if you mix true passion for your work with raw talent and experience, it results in a heady brew; rich, unexpected, and beautiful. This is what Starr and Jeff brought to Bert Stern. Perhaps one of the best measures of a successful film score is when it becomes one with all the elements of a film, where the viewer cannot imagine ”that image” without “that music.” Starr and Jeff achieved that magical mix, and we are grateful.” Greg McClatchy, Producer – Bert Stern: Original Madman
“Starr and Jeff are a complete joy to work with – engaged, creative, collaborative, and great fun. But beyond that, their music enhances, evokes, delights, and stirs. We can’t wait to work with them again.” Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott, Executive Producers – The Starter Wife
“They care deeply about every theme… every instrument… every note.” Jeff Kline, Executive Producer – G.I. Joe Renegades, Transformers: Rescue Bots
“The Pageant’s unique combination of original music, live narration and theatrical spectacle has benefited enormously from their sensitive and intuitive contributions.” Diane Challis Davy, Director and Dan Duling, Scriptwriter – Pageant Of The Masters,“ Laguna Beach
“Sensitive, dexterous and supple with the sounds, responsive and sure handed, quick–and always fun. A pleasure.” Aaron Lipstadt, Executive Producer – The Division
“I was blown away each week with their ability to create such rich and textured scores that elevated the show and added an element to the series that was invaluable.” Randy Myers, Supervising Director – G.I. Joe Renegades
“In addition to reaching a powerful final result, the process of getting there with Starr and Jeff could not have been more fun and satisfying” Hans Canosa, Director – The Storied Life Of A.J. Fikry, Conversation(s) With Other Women, Memoirs Of A Teenage Amnesiac
(Starr is endorsed by Steinberg Technologies, Steinway Pianos and KORG synthesizers, Jeff is endorsed by Steinberg Technologies)
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