DAVID TOBOCMAN

 

COMPOSER, ARRANGER, PRODUCER, MUSICIAN

David Tobocman is an acclaimed film and television composer. A veteran of the film, TV, and record industries, David has been the composer on numerous independent films (Psycho Beach Party, Kettle of Fish), TV series (Family Law, CBS), and has earned nearly a thousand placements in network and cable TV shows. Along with his film and TV work, David has produced and written for albums across the spectrum of styles, from rock to rap to classical to jazz, and has released 3 albums of his own children's songs (I Count to Ten and other Very Helpful Songs, Lemonade School, and Escalator.) Originally from Detroit, David has been living and working in Los Angeles for over 25 years.

David is a staff writer for music libraries Position Music, Finetune Music, 4 Elements Music, and Whatnot Music, providing underscore and mood pieces for a wide range of network TV shows. With many, thousands of placements, David is a top ASCAP earner and a strong asset for TV production teams seeking effective music for their television shows.


David performs regularly at the piano. You can hear him playing a compelling mix of jazz, classic pop-rock, Broadway, ragtime, and current pop at Maggiano’s at The Grove Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-10pm. Samples of David’s tasteful, atmospheric jazz can be found here.


News (May 2013): Emmy Award Nomination for David Tobocman! “The Forgiveness Song,” co-written with composer Jeff Sudakin for the Nickelodeon series, Robot and Monster is nominated for Outstanding Original Song (Children and Animation). Clip here.



Composer -- Film Credits

Bring It On 6 (Additional Compositions, 2017), Cafe Coexistence (2009),
Kettle of Fish (2007), Real (2005), Red Riding Hood (2005),

Los Jornaleros (The Day Laborers) (2003), They Shoot Divas, Don’t They? (2002),

Jungle Jazz Public Enemy #1 (2001), Psycho Beach Party (2000), Player’s Club (1998)


Composer -- TV Credits

Family Law, CBS dramatic series (2001-2002)


Contributing Composer -- Film Credits

The Proud Family Movie (2005), Lil’ Pimp (2004), Love Song (2000)


Contributing Composer -- TV Credits

20/20, Good Morning America, That 70s Show, Third Rock from the Sun,

Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Millionaire Matchmaker, Jersey Shore

MTV Road Rules, MTV Real World, Crisley Knows Best, Duck Dynasty
Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance,

Shark Tank, MTV Making the Band, Living Lohan, VH1 Behind the Music
NBC Dateline, ABC Primetime, The Nate Berkus Show, Burn Notice
Barbara Walters Special, The Bachelorette, Basketball Wives, Pranked

The Larry Sanders Show, Normal Ohio, Grounded for Life, Game Over,

Off Centre, Obsessed, Addicted to Beauty, Why I Ran, Bad Girls Club,

The Bachelor, Momma’s Boys, Ex-Wives Club, Yearbook Chronicles,

Jersey Shore, Is She Really Going Out With Him?, Teen Mom, Pit Boss

King of the Nerds, Bet On Your Baby, Access Hollywood, Extra



Music Arranger/Producer -- Film Credits

Love Jacked (2017), Bring It On 6 (2017), Amazing (20011), Fogbound (2002), Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys (2001), Turn it Up (2001),

Stanley’s Gig (2000), Flawless (1999), Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999),

The Black Mask (1998), Little Ghost (1997), Friday (1995),

Under the Hula Moon (1995), Zandalee (1990)


Music Arranger/Producer -- TV Credits

America’s Got Talent, The X-Factor, Superstar U.S.A.,

Exhale (The Candace Bergen Show)

David plays piano, guitar, mandolin, bass, lap steel, ukulele, and trombone. Besides studio work, David also performs regularly as a jazz pianist and a singer-songwriter for children.