WORLD JEWISH ARTISTS
Singers, Songwriters, Composers, Musicians, Cantors, Choirmasters
This list is for Jewish musical artists worldwide - outside of Israel.
It includes many of the late greats of Yiddish song and theatre.


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Artists are listed in order of their FIRST name
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Adrian A. Durlester USA
List Owner, Jewish Songleaders/Performers List
Avraham Fried USA
B

Benjamin Maissner

 

Benjamin Siegel

 

Benny Bell

 

Benzion Miller

 

4 Bersteins

 
Beth Schafer USA

Jewish Music & Programming

Boaz Davidoff  
Singer, Performer, Cantor
"Dynamic entertainment with a true Israeli spirit. A new interpretation of Jewish Soul Music.
World beat meets Klezmer and beyond"
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Carol Boyd Leon USA
Songwriter/Cantorial Soloist/Music Educator
Chaim Parchi USA
Charki Dunn USA
Teacher, performer based in Chicago.

Music director at Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School. As part of her job she instils the students with the love of Israeli and religious music. She leads weekly Shabbat and holiday celebrations. She directs several children's choirs and bands that perform both at school and around the city of Chicago. She is part of a high holiday choir in Long Grove, Illinois, and as well, does solo performances around the community.
Chevra USA
Cindy Paley USA
Read an interview with Cindy on the Bat Amanoot website

Cindy Paley pages on the JSA website
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Craig Taubman USA
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Dan Jurkowitz    Tucson, Arizona USA
Danny Maseng USA
Debbie Friedman z"l USA
Deborah Katchko–Gray  
Diego Goldsztein URUGUAY
Pianist who performs live shows of traditional Jewish music in original versions. 
E

Ehud Spielman

F
Fortuna    BRAZIL
A Brazilian singing and writing songs in Ladino
Fran Avni USA
Fran Avni pages on the JSA website.
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Fran Moss USA
Cantorial Soloist, Puppeteer & Storyteller
G
Gadi Elon
Gerard Edery
Sephardic singer/guitarist
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I
Ilana Axel
USA
Jewish Music Specialist/Singer  
Irwin Oppenheim HOLLAND
Chazzanut expert

Isaac Goodfriend

Itzik Manger   (dec) 1901-1969  
Legendary Yiddish poet and playwright
J

Jacqui Sussholz

 
Judith Cohen USA
Judy Caplan Ginsburgh USA
 
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Karen Daniel USA

Singer songwriter recording artist based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Writer of teachable, singable and Jewish songs for children and families, about prayers, holidays and many Jewish themes. Karen Daniel's sincere voice and gentle style reaches the heart of people everywhere.
Songs include: Sing a Song About a Rainbow, Stomp Stomp Stomp (the Cookie Song), Tu B'Shevat Cha Cha and new arrangements of Yiddish standards.

Klezmania AUSTRALIA
Australia's leading klezmer band, performs dynamic instrumentals and songs in Yiddish and English.
Klezmeritis AUSTRALIA

A world music festival & concert band, deriving its main inspiration from Eastern European Jewish traditional celebration and dance music.

L

Leon Lissek

 
Leonora Ensemble AUSTRALIA

A professional Sydney string quartet that plays Jewish music in a classical idiom.

The Leonora Ensemble under the musical directorship of Janet Silverton, is classically trained and its repertoire includes substantial Jewish/Yiddish arrangements for trio and string quartet with the option of flute.

The Leonora Ensemble is quite unique in this field, as it is not a 'Klezmer band' but a classical group that also performs authentic Jewish repertoire in the classical idiom.

The ensemble has released a CD of Jewish music called 'CLASSIC STRING SIMCHA'. It features a range of music that includes arrangements of Yiddish, Israeli and popular Jewish tunes.

Contact Janet at 0417 657178 or email janet_helen@iprimus.com.au for enquiries regarding bookings or obtaining the CD.

Klezmer music sample

Quartet in G

Leib Glantz   Cantor           (dec)  
Louis Danto

CANADA
M

Marilyn Michaels

 
Matisyahu USA
Chassidic rap/reggae artist

Meir Finkelstein

 

Mike Burstyn

USA
Molly Picon USA

Moshe Schwimmer

 
Moshe Taube   Cantor USA
N
Neshama Carlebach USA
Noemi Liba AUSTRALIA
O

Oysher Family

P
Peter & Ellen Allard USA

Specializing in Music for Young Children

R

Ramon Tasat

 
Rebecca Schwartz
USA

Rebecca Schwartz is a professional singer/guitarist and award-winning songwriter based in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.

She has written and produced three albums: Only Time Can Tell, The Light of Shabbat, and Ahavah Rabah with deep love, as well as a songbook of her music called Rebecca Songs.

Rebecca works as a songleader, Hebrew soloist, and music teacher in the Philadelphia area, and travels for special temple events. During the summer months, she enjoys the position of head songleader at Union for Reform Judaism Crane Lake Camp in West Stockbridge, MA.

Robbi Sherwin USA
Robin Selinger
USA
Hot Shabbat & Tot Shabbat websites  
Robyn Helzner USA
World Jewish cantor and singer in Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish.
Her website includes purchase details of her four CD's, two of which are specifically for children and very popular.

Her recordings also include the lyrics and translations to all songs.

Ron Eilran

Ron Eilran pages on JSA
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This unique resource allows you to view historic albums and listen to full song audio. A remarkable and unique collection of Judaica audio recordings.

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Sam Glaser USA
Sam Glaser is considered one of the top ten Jewish artists in the U.S. by Moment Magazine and tours internationally to over fifty cities a year as a performer, composer, educator and cantorial soloist.

His website has tour info, soundbites and ordering information for his dozen CD releases.
Samuel Malavsky     (dec)  
Shirona USA
Judaic Love Songs (Love songs for the Creator)
Shlomo Carlebach     (dec) USA
Shtreiml CANADA
Klezmer jam band featuring a blend of Eastern-European, Turkish and Rock styles. The group showcases harmonica, trombone, oud and reeds.
Sidor Belarsky USA
Shimon & Ilana Gewirtz USA
Susan and Fran CANADA

Susan Shane-Linder

USA
T
Tanja Solnik USA
The Chevra USA

Theodore Bikel

USA
Read about the legendary actor and folk singer

Theodore Bikel's new CD
Treasury of Yiddish folk and Theatre Songs

The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe
Video in English & Yiddish

Theodore Bikel CD's on hatikvahmusic.com
Tracy Friend USA
Singer/songwriter based in Chicago.

Tracy has been composing music since she attended summer camp in the 1970s, where she experienced alternative forms of worship and discovered the power of expressing prayer through music.

She has written a variety of music over the years, including composing the score for "Love in the Catskills," a musical comedy produced in Skokie, IL in 1999. Tracy recorded her first CD, When All is Said and Done, in 2004, and donates a portion of every sale to One Family Fund, an organization providing financial, legal and emotional assistance to victims of terrorism in Israel.

Tracy is also Founder and Coordinator of the Midwest Jewish Singer/Songwriter Association, which brings together local artists to share their music and network with each other on a bi-monthly basis.
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Women Weaving Words USA
Y
Yeshiva Boys Choir
Z
Zvee Aroni   Cantor   (dec.) USA
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