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Setting the score for Bluey and more

JAZZ D'ARCY (Class of 2013) - Any avid cinemagoer will agree that the music makes the movie. For Jazz, it's more than just a passion.
24 Feb 2022
Written by Paris Faint
Success stories
Jazz D'Arcy is a film and TV who has worked on shows including Bluey and The Family Law
Jazz D'Arcy is a film and TV who has worked on shows including Bluey and The Family Law

Have you ever watched a lightsaber duel on mute, without John Williams? It’s just not the same.

This is something Jazz D’Arcy knows all too well as a music composer for film and television.

While at school, Jazz attended an APRA AMCOS writers’ workshop in Sydney where she met several industry leaders, composers and performers.

After graduating from All Saints and travelling around Europe, Jazz then studied screen music at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

Soon after she connected with prominent composer Joff Bush and eventually commenced a career in Brisbane.

“Once relocated, I started working on shows like The Family Law,” says Jazz. 

But the big-ticket score for Jazz was becoming the assistant composer for international children’s TV sensation Bluey.

“I remember Joff showing me the black and white animatic for one of the first episodes,” she says. “It wasn’t even a finished product yet, but I remember feeling so much emotion because I felt like I was looking at my childhood growing up in Queensland. It’s been amazing to see how the show has been received around the world.”

Jazz has since worked on two episodes of Bluey as the lead composer and has scored two feature films, both of which were released to Netflix and one with a cinematic release.

Last year she was also a featured artist at the Manhattan Short Film Festival, where one of her scored projects was viewed in more than 160 countries around the world.

But no matter how much fame Jazz finds, she will always cherish memories of the place her love of music was nurtured: All Saints.
“Tim Brown in the Middle School was incredibly supportive of my work as a singer-songwriter, and his music room was always like a safe haven for me,” says Jazz. 

“All the teachers I had at All Saints were so supportive of my dreams, and now I’m achieving them.”

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