Gladwyne Composer Scores Touchdown, Gets to Write Music for Philadelphia Eagles Documentary


For Jackson Greenberg, a Hollywood composer who grew up in Gladwyne, getting to write the music for Maybe Next Year, the documentary about Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl championship season, was a dream come true, writes Kevin Riordan for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The 30-year-old composer is a big fan of the team and learned early on in life how the collective hopes of an entire region can crumble again and again and yet still stubbornly persist. So when he learned from a friend last year that the producers of the Eagles’ documentary had not yet hired a composer, he decided to give it a shot.

“I just e-mailed them out of the blue,” said Greenberg. “I told them, ‘I’m a diehard Eagles fan, here are my credits, and I would love to work on your movie.’”

The producers told him they wanted the music to capture Philadelphia, and he nailed it with his first piece.

“The Eagles winning the Super Bowl was one of the best moments of my life,” said Greenberg. “The hardest part of writing was having to go deep and try and translate that emotion into music.”

Read more about Jackson Greenberg at the Philadelphia Inquirer by clicking here.

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