“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
David Yazbek is an Emmy-winning American writer, musician, composer, and lyricist. He was born to a Jewish-Italian mother and a Lebanese Arab father in New York City. Musical from birth, he began cello lessons in elementary school and took up the piano as a teenager.
After attending Brown University, he got a job writing for David Letterman's late night television show. He won an Emmy as part of Letterman's writing team in 1986, but quit to pursue his love of music. From 1987 to 1989 he was the co-owner of Manhattan Recording Company and wrote many commercial jingles.