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Sam Glaser (born 1962) is a composer,[1] performer and interpreter of Jewish music. Referred to as one of the top ten Jewish artists in the United States by Moment Magazine,[2] he holds a global fifty-city music tour culminating in Israel
Israel
every year.[3][4][5][6] He performs annually to over 100,000 people of all ages[3] at such venues as The Greek Theater, Universal Amphitheatre
Universal Amphitheatre
and Dodger Stadium, and toured cities such as Sydney, London, Hong Kong, and Tel Aviv.[3] While an Orthodox Jew
Jew
himself, he holds concerts as well as sings in synagogues of all streams of Judaism, which are Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Career

2.1 Music career 2.2 Professional career

3 Discography

3.1 Albums

4 References 5 External links

Personal life[edit] Glaser was born to a Jewish family in Los Angeles and started composing and performing at the age of 7. He recorded his first full-length album at the age of 11 and composed his first national radio spot at the age of 14. While in Jr. High, Glaser was chosen Best Male Vocalist in the LA City School District and was presented the award by conductor Zubin Mehta
Zubin Mehta
at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Business and Minor in Music, and also attended the Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music
in Boston
Boston
and the UCLA
UCLA
Film Scoring Program.[3] Glaser currently lives in Los Angeles in the Pico-Robertson
Pico-Robertson
neighborhood with his wife Shira and children Max, Jesse and Sarah. Career[edit] Music career[edit] Glaser has released 24 albums, as well as four collections of lyrics and poetry, four musicals, five sheet music songbooks of his Jewish music and an SATB choral book, Kol Haneshama. He is a 7 time winner of the ASCAP Award and has won Parent's Choice, John Lennon
John Lennon
and International Songwriting Competition awards. He produces his music through his own record company Glaser Musicworks as well as producing scores for film and television. He has served as in house composer for the WB Network and has scored for ESPN, Warren Miller Films and TV, PBS and the Sports Channel. Glaser is also a prolific producer of albums for other recording artists. Professional career[edit] Glaser served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Music Commission for five years. Glaser also produced the annual American Jewish Song Festival, a song writing competition from 1992 to 2000. In 1995, Glaser was appointed Music Coordinator for the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Judaism
University of Judaism
(now the American Jewish University) where he supervised the music curriculum and directed the Cultural Arts Program. For four years he was the Musical Director at the Yad b'Yad youth theatre as also served as Music Director for the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley, California.[3] Glaser is also involved with the Coalition for Advancement of Jewish Education, and the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity. Discography[edit] Albums[edit]

Hineni (1992) A Day in the Life (1994) Across The River (1997) Kol Bamidbar:A Musical Journey Through the Five Books of Moses (1999)

Musical libretto by David Sacks

The Songs We Sing (2001) The Bridge (2002) Presence (2003) Edge of Light (2003)

Double album with pianist Sharone Kushnir

Soap Soup (2004)

Children's album; won the John Lennon
John Lennon
Songwriting Contest

Nigun:Voice of the Soul (2006)

Co-produced with Bruce Burger; features vocals from Moshav Band, Soulfarm, Blue Fringe, Gershon Veroba, and Beatachon

Rockin' Chanukah Revue (2007) Hallel (2008) The Songs We Sing: Volume 2 (2010) Fatherhood (2011) The Promise (2012) Towards the Dawn
Towards the Dawn
(2014)

References[edit]

^ Amazon music profile: Sam Glaser ^ [cdbaby.com/cd/glasersam CD Baby: Adam Wills – March 2006] ^ a b c d e [cdbaby.com/cd/samglaser2 CD Baby Biography] ^ KLUG, LISA. "Bridging denominations, this Jewish musician puts the 'soul' in music". Times of Israel. Retrieved 13 June 2017.  ^ "Prolific performer Sam Glaser to appear in Manalapan". Retrieved 13 June 2017.  ^ Richman, Alan. "At Metuchen concert, everyone will sing". New Jersey Jewish News. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website Aish HaTorah: Shabbat with Aish – Several of his songs in MP3 format [1] Facebook

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Contemporary Jewish religious music

Bands

8th Day Ashira Blue Fringe Bulletproof Stockings Diaspora Yeshiva Band Hamakor JudaBlue Moshav Band Moshe Hecht Band Moshiach Oi! The Portnoy Brothers Reva L'Sheva Rogers Park Shtar Shlock Rock Soulfarm StandFour The Maccabeats The Rabbis' Sons Uncle Moishy and the Mitzvah Men Yaakov Chesed Yood Zusha

Cantors

Yitzchak Meir Helfgot Dudu Fisher Naftali Hershtik Yaakov Lemmer Benzion Miller

Choirs

Miami Boys Choir Vocolot Yeshiva Boys Choir

Composers

Ken Burgess Baruch Chait Debbie Friedman Eli Gerstner Ari Goldwag Yossi Green Miriam Israeli Yosef Karduner Baruch Levine Abie Rotenberg Country Yossi

Vocalists

Shaindel Antelis Mordechai Ben David Isaac Bitton Nissim Black Neshama Carlebach Shlomo Carlebach Alex Clare Shloime Dachs Udi Davidi DeScribe Gad Elbaz Avraham Fried Benny Friedman Shloime Gertner Yehuda Glantz Sam Glaser Ari Goldwag Dedi Graucher Yehuda Green Moshe Hecht Yosef Karduner Shlomo Katz Aryeh Kunstler Baruch Levine Matisyahu Ohad Moskowitz Yosi Piamenta Adi Ran Shuli Rand Aharon Razel Yonatan Razel Chaim-Dovid Saracik Lipa Schmeltzer Shmuel Shapiro Yaakov Shwekey Motty Steinmetz Mendy Werdyger Yeedle Werdyger Moshe Yess C

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