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David Kitay

David Kitay

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The son of a professional opera singer, David Kitay grew up surrounded by music. David was encouraged to study music, and by age seven had selected guitar as his favorite instrument. By age nineteen, David was a respected session guitarist, recording with bands Darwin and Lott. Soon David caught the eye of Motown records and songwriter/producer Barry Mann, landing him recording sessions with Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, James Ingram, and The Pointer Sisters. By age 26, David recorded and arranged with such artists as Bonnie Raitt, James Ingram, Linda Ronstadt, and Ricky Lee Jones.

David’s entree into film scoring began at age 27 with "Look Who’s Talking," the first of what would become many successful collaborations with director Amy Heckerling. After solidifying his reputation in the teen genre with hit movies like "Clueless," "Can’t Hardly Wait," "Scary Movie," "Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle" and "Dude, Where Is My Car?" Kitay expanded his repertoire to include independent films, scoring several innovative films for avant-garde directors, including "Ghost World," "Bad Santa," "Art School Confidential" and "The Darwin Awards". Kitay has kept his sense of humor, however, scoring Fox’s send-up comedy "Date Movie" as well as scoring several romantic comedies in the past few years such as "Because I Said So," "Over Her Dead Body," and "My Sassy Girl."

Among other honors, David has received four prestigious BMI awards, several for his scores for the hit TV series Mad About You. In addition to scoring, David has recently produced records for such artists as The Boxing Ghandis, Sussanah Hoffs (The Bangles) and David Baerwald. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.
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