David Newman

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David Newman
Birth nameDavid Louis Newman
Born (1954-03-11) March 11, 1954 (age 68)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, composer, orchestrator, conductor
InstrumentsGuitar, piano, keyboards
Years active1976–present

David Louis Newman (born March 11, 1954) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, composer and conductor. He is known for his movie scores. In his career more than thirty years, he has composed music for nearly 100 feature movies.

Influences[change | change source]

Newman stated composers like Alfred Newman, John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Maurice Jarre, Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin, John Barry, Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini, Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri, Michael Kamen, Ennio Morricone, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington as influences.

Awards[change | change source]

He received an Academy Award nomination for writing the score to the 1997 movie Anastasia.

Family[change | change source]

He was an cousin of Randy Newman.