As a songwriter, producer, and performer, J.D. Rich strives to create music with a timeless quality, drawing on influences from modern dance music as well as classic acts of the 70s/80s. Augmenting live instrumentation with electronic sounds, his music is built to transcend genres and stand in a category of its own. J.D. released the music video "Boomerang" in late 2018, followed by the self-titled EP in the summer of 2019. As a live act, J.D. performs on keyboards & vocals, backed by a band ranging in size from a quartet to a large group featuring a horn section.
In addition to his work as a self-produced artist, J.D. Rich collaborates as a producer and co-writer with other emerging artists from around the world. Some of his recent credits include two debut singles released in mid-2019 – "Ozone" by Munro Thadius (Canada) and "Dil" by Geet Barua (India) featuring Jackie Foster (United States); the latter has achieved over 5 million streams and 500,000 video views to date. Also adept at creating unique renditions of other artists' songs in his signature style, J.D. Rich won 2nd place in Owl City's official remix contest for the song "Fiji Water" in 2018.
J.D. Rich is the alter-ego of Jared Richardson, composer & pianist from Victoria, Canada, and 2016 graduate of Berklee College of Music (Boston). Beyond his work as J.D. Rich, Jared writes and performs in other genres including jazz, orchestral music, and film scores. His instrumental music has been performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony (Los Angeles), Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the Victoria Symphony; he has also been involved in the music team for Hollywood films including Get Out (Universal Pictures – 2017) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Marvel Studios – 2017).