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David Kamenir's Biography

At the tender age of five, David ‘s musical aptitude became apparent when he was the only child among four siblings to consistently recreate the harmonies during family sing-a-longs. His father, recognizing his son's unique talent, enrolled him in private piano lessons soon thereafter.


David studied piano with Robert Turner. A few years later David studied piano and composition with Erwin Jospe, who guided his young student through studies in classical and jazz piano and composition. In his early twenties, David continued his training with the well known jazz pianist Paul Smith.

Mr. Kamenir's professional music career began at the age of twelve when he was hired as an accompanist at Sinai Temple. This early employment soon evolved into his appointment as music director for all of the temple’s musical shows. At the age of sixteen, David started entertaining at weddings, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, anniversaries and birthday parties, as the band leader of his own music ensemble.

For many years David was the music director at Camp Ramah in Ojai, California. He has also worked as choir director, accompanist, and music instructor at many temples including Sinai Temple, Valley Beth Shalom and Steven S. Wise. Currently he is the music director at Adat Ari El and is also the accompanist at Heschel Day School and Valley Beth Shalom.

During his high school years, David taught himself trumpet and baritone horn and played those instruments in the marching band, as well as tickling the ivories for the school jazz band at Palisades High.

Mr. Kamenir went on to play piano in the jazz bands at California State University at Northridge and at UCLA. He is also a graduate of the Composing and Arranging Program of the Dick Grove School of Music.

In 2002, David and his trio were featured in the national television commercial for Ameritrade, “The VIP”. In addition to composing music for television commercials such as Winston Tires, Epilady and Mattel, David has also written the scores to several documentaries including Ted Post’s “Everyone Can Make Music”. David has also composed the music for two musicals, “Gotta Dance” and “The Cardigan Christmas Show”.

He holds further distinction as one of the “Rhapsody in Blue” pianists at the Opening Ceremonies of the 1984 Olympics, and has arranged, recorded and produced music for many recording sessions for other artists, as well as for his own albums.

In the future, David looks forward to completing his painting of a mural of Los Angeles, finishing a book of anecdotes about his life in music, as well as continuing to expand his musical career.
 
 
 
 

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