Jonathan Sadoff was born and raised in Highland Park, Illinois. He began studying guitar at the age of 5. In his teens, he became increasingly interested in composition as well as record production.
In 2002, Mr. Sadoff moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music Studio/Jazz Guitar program. He soon widened his studies to embrace composition, orchestration, piano, conducting, voice, and film studies. While in school, he began scoring student films, working in recording studios, producing records, and playing in bands in and around Los Angeles.
After graduating from USC, he scored James Franco's feature directorial debut Good Time Max; and wrote music for Michael Keaton's feature directorial debut The Merry Gentleman, starring Mr. Keaton opposite Kelly Macdonald. More recently, he composed the score for Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck's A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, starring Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Leslie Bibb, and Lake Bell.
In late 2009, Mr. Sadoff was featured on the cover of Keyboard Player Magazine; and named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of "15 Composers Primed to Take Their Place on the A-List."
In addition to scoring films, he has produced for and collaborated with a number of recording artists and bands. In 2008, he joined Dhani Harrison's band Thenewno2 as keyboardist, guitarist and backing vocalist. Thenewno2 toured North America with Wolfmother and will in the spring of 2012 release a new album which features contributions from Regina Spektor, The RZA, Ben Harper, and Alain Johannes. Most recently, Mr. Sadoff produced The Shortcoats' EP This Time Last Year, and played guitar/bass, for the band with Seeking a Friend for the End of the World writer/director Lorene Scafaria and actor Adam Brody.