Jeff Russo's musical career began in the 1990s playing guitar with the band Tonic. With the single “If You Could Only See” on the album Lemon Parade the band found success in the alternative circuit. At the end of the 2000’s Russo switched to scoring films and TV series. Some titles on his resume are Star Trek: Discovery, the Fargo series, and The Umbrella Academy. In 2017 his work for Fargo was rewarded with an Emmy Award.