(AT A GLANCE)
Jocelyn C Chambers is a Composer-creative based in Los Angeles, CA. An Austin, TX native, Chambers’ love-affair with film began during childhood. She often found herself crying at the movies as early as 8 years old. When she realized it was film music that struck a chord with her, she instantly chose to pursue it as her career. A classically trained composer and pianist, Chambers’ resonant work spans multiple genres. Her emotive neoclassical work is found in the award-winning feature documentary Mama Gloria. Her bubbly jazz is found in James Beard award-winning chef Mashama Bailey’s Masterclass course. Most recently, her joyful Southern blues is found in James Beard award-winning chef and author Michael Twitty’s Masterclass course. In addition to her independent work, Chambers is a staff composer for critically-acclaimed ad music house Butter Music and Sound. Her commercial work ranges from 1980s 8-bit and fantasy orchestral music to peppy voiceover work and has been featured in high-profile ads for Cotton and Liberty Mutual. When not composing for the silver screen, Chambers has written classical commissions for Arizona State University, the Orange County Women’s Chorus, and Houston Grand Opera. When not composing, Chambers is running her home bakery Sweets by Jocelyn, where she specializes in gourmet pies. Yes, she bakes for all her clients. Read more...
WHAT I'M UP TO
Chambers is a featured baker in Hulu's original baking competition: Baker's Dozen. The show highlights 13 self-taught and classically-trained bakers who go head-to-head for $5,000 and a golden rolling pin trophy. Baker's Dozen is judged by actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses. Chambers competes in episode 5. All episodes are streaming only on Hulu.
Chambers recently scored James Beard award-winning chef and author Michael Twitty's new Masterclass: Michael Twitty Teaches Tracing Your Roots Through Food. She composed neoclassical and Southern blues music for the course. This is her second Masterclass.
Chambers is a selected participant of the 2021-2023 NBCUniversal Composer Initiative! This initiative, headed by NBCUniversal's Global Talent Development and Inclusion team, serves to mentor and bring diverse composers to the forefront, right where they belive. Chambers is 1 of 8 composers selected, out of 700 applicants. Read more about the initiative on the Hollywood Reporter.