|Born:||December 31, 1936|
|Birthplace:||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Film/TV score/music composer, arranger, jazz musician|
|Appears on/involved with:||Quantum Leap (TV series)|
|Job on series||Contributing composer (13 3pisodes, Season 2)|
Jerry Grant (born Jerome Gelfan on December 31, 1936) served as a contributing music composer for a total of thirteen Quantum Leap episodes, beginning with the Season 2 episoe titled "Good Morning, Peoria". Grant composed music for films and television during the 1980s and 1990s. Asides from his work with his own band, Spectrum, he also composed and arranged for a new 13 piece jazz orchestra he formed, Nujazz Alternative from 1998-2005, recording the album, Rush Hour: Jerry Grant and the L.A Nujazz Alternative.
orn and raised in Detroit, Grant began his career as a jazz/rock studio musician there in Detroit, contributing to Motown Records tracks, while composing and performing in the concert medium. He attended Wayne State University where he received a B.S. degree in music, and subsequently attended the Detroit Institute of Musical Arts for graduate study. He then attended USC for graduate study and received a Masters degree in composition at CSU Northridge.
Grants film score composing credits include the films Ninja Academy (1988), Bloodstone (1988), Darkroom (1988), Hired to Kill (1990), World of Valor (1992), The Secret World of Alex Mack, The Naked Truth (1992), and In the Cold of the Night (1990). His TV series composing credits include Quantum Leap, Hunter, Magnum P.I., The A-Team, Hardcastle and McCormick, Riptide, Wise Guy, and more recently. Bonkers, and the animated series Darkwing Duck.