Jung Jae-il

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Jeong Jae-il
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Background information
Born (1982-05-07) 7 May 1982 (age 39)[1]
Seoul, South Korea
GenresNew-age, contemporary jazz, ballad, folk
InstrumentsPiano, guitar
Years active1999–present
Jung Jae-il

Jung Jae-il (Korean: 정재일; born 7 May 1982) is a South Korean music composer. He notably composed the score of Award-winning movies Okja and Parasite, both directed by Bong Joon-ho,[2] as well as the score of the television series Squid Game.


He was three when he first sat on a piano, played the guitar at nine, and at age 13, he posted an ad on a music magazine "to find bass drums and vocals to do a style of music that is similar to the British heavy metalband Carcass."[3] He graduated from Seoul Jazz Academy.[1] He debuted as part of the band gigs in November of 1999.[4] He also was a member of band Puri in their second album in 2007.[5][6]


Film composing

Year Title Director Studio/Publisher
2014 Sea Fog Shim Sung-bo Next Entertainment World
2017 Okja Bong Joon-ho Netflix (International), Next Entertainment World (South Korea)
2019 Parasite Bong Joon-ho Barunson E&A

Television composing

Year Title Director Original network
2021 Squid Game[7] Hwang Dong-hyuk Netflix


  1. ^ a b "정재일" (in Korean). Cine21. Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  2. ^ "정재일 음악감독, "잘 들리지 않는 저음으로 압박감을 나타낸다든가…"" (in Korean). Cine21. Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  3. ^ "'오징어게임'의 천재 음악가…드디어 세상이 그를 알아줄까 [스밍]". Chosun Ilbo. 2021-09-29.
  4. ^ "긱스". melon.
  5. ^ Aiyumi. "Jeong Jae Il". Nautiljon. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Neo-Sound Of Korea". melon.
  7. ^ "'기생충' '오징어게임' 정재일 "이래서 천재라는구나"" (in Korean). Financial news. Retrieved 2021-09-28.

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