Java-born composer Jojo Draven often fuses rock, orchestral and industrial elements into her musical style for motion pictures. She began her musical studies as a child growing up in East Java, where she learned how to play traditional Javanese instruments such as the gamelan and angklung. She received her classical piano training for several years before aspiring to become a rock guitarist after seeing a KISS video. Before her career as a film composer, Draven was the award-winning lead guitarist for Shrapnel Records’ all-female metal band Phantom Blue, as well as the co-founder of the all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens and the founder of the industrial band Trecherie. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine as a Fun Fearless Female, and has appeared in other publications such as Guitar World, Metal Edge, MTV Coffee Table Book and Music Connection.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in music, she got her start as a film composer while working as a post-production supervisor for a motion picture company in Hollywood, CA in 2001. Her film scores have been shown internationally and domestically on cable and network television channels such as Showtime, HBO, NBC/Universal Chiller TV, The Movie Channel, Here TV, DIRECTV, and streaming and VOD services as VUDU, iTunes, Hulu Plus, Amazon on Demand, and Netflix. Her most recent original score is PATIENT SEVEN (2016), a horror feature starring Michael Ironside with segments featuring Amy Smart and Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones). Upon release the film dominated the top 15 Horror Films on iTunes.
In addition to her busy schedule as a Film, TV and New Media composer in Hollywood, she plays guitar for the critically acclaimed show the BLUE MAN GROUP in Las Vegas. She has also performed with CRISS ANGEL's touring show THE SUPERNATURALISTS as LEAD RESIDENT MUSIC ARTIST and the only musician on their 2015 tour.