Film Music


Selected Films and Demos

Popular and Ethnic Styles


Psalm 150 – Mexico Music Mission Gospel Choir, Sid Smith III, Alex Acuña (African Gospel, “Afro Fusion”)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (mvt 1) – Some Guy and His Brothers, piano by Jaki Ballard (Afro Cuban/Latin)

Palinvariondo – Music by Jaki Ballard, performed by Kana and Ballard (fusion, world)

Draw Me Nearer – Original music P.D., arranged by Jaki Ballard, performed by Kana and Ballard (Latin fusion)

Grace – Pieces of Eight (Po8). Words and Music by Kelly Ballard, arranged by Jaki Ballard (Traditional gospel ballad)

Mourning to Dancing (Album) – various songs, vocal arranging, multiple contemporary styles including classic rock, Latin fusion, a cappella vocal jazz

Bwana (Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace) – Words by St Francis of Assisi (Swahili by Jaki Ballard and Jackie Kotira, improvised rap lyrics by Nyach); Music by Jaki Ballard (polystylism, “Afro Fusion”)

Blessed Assurance – Some Guy and His Brothers, piano by Jaki Ballard. P.D., arr by Jaki Ballard (traditional “cool” jazz combo)

Africa – Shamsi Music. Mixed and mastered by Jaki Ballard (“Afro Fusion”)


Elegy No. 3 – For orchestra

Faerie for Orchestra (Score)

The Light Princess: A Suite for Orchestra, based on the story by George MacDonald

The Four Seasons on Works by Robert Florczak: (chamber orchestra, violin lead (Amy Glick), piano)

El Corazón: mvt 3 from Symphony No. 5 (“Spanish”) for full orchestra

Selected Films and Demos (Reels, shorts, trailers and visual)

Demo Reel – All music by Jaki Ballard

Safety Net – (trailer only) A film by Andrew Rudd, music by Jaki Ballard (70’s funk/fusion, mysterious)

Hotwire: A Film by Jake and Erin Thomas (spec, used by permission); music by Jaki Ballard (action/adventure spoof; rock, intense scoring, romantic, action, orchestra)

In Remembrance – Reflections on Veterans Day (Epic, tonal, military, inspiring)

Bound: A Film by Brandon Truscott on music by Jaki Ballard (polystylism, electronic with Baroque string orchestra)

Seven Days: A Film by Brandon Truscott on music by Nizhoni, portions written by Jaki Ballard, recorded and produced by Jaki Ballard. (electronic, avant garde, musique concréte, vocal, ethnic instruments, synths)

Honorable Capitalism?: A Film by Connie Collins, music by Jaki Ballard (polystylism, Indian and American folk/acoustic influences, orchestra)


Elegy No. 3


Four Seasons on Works by Robert Florzcak – Full Score

The Light Princess

At Kennesaw Mountain

Concerto for Piano No 2

Intent and Purpose (an opera)

Cherubim Bells

The Quiet Runs Deep

Concertina for Solo Violin (Dances) 

Symphony No. 5, “Spanish”

Canons y Canciones

Tardes de Segovia

El Corazón

Las Olas – Full Score

Complaint for Piano

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