David Bright, a musical conductor, arranger and pianist, was killed in a head-on collision near his home in Palm Springs on Nov. 9. He was 49.
Bright’s career included a stint as a musical director for Six Flags Over America and as accompanist to performers Jimmy Durante, Michelle Lee and Freda Payne.
More recently, he had appeared as a pianist and musical conductor at the Gardenia. In addition, he appeared in a recurring role as a pianist in several episodes of TV soap opera “The Young and the Restless.”
Prior to his death, Bright was co-owner of Tax Pro, a Palm Springs-based computer software company.
Survivors include a sister, three nieces, one nephew and two grandnieces.
A musical celebration of his life will be held in Los Angeles on Dec. 5. For information, call (213) 663-1982.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the Desert AIDS Project, 750 S. Vella Road, Palm Springs 92264.