Performers' Index C
Jonathan Cahr: La Yeladim
Jonathan Cahar has a new CD of children songs. In Hebrew and English. Some holiday songs.
Calliope: Voices That Dance
Women's a cappella group performing in the Washington, D.C. area. They are available for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Brises/Baby Namings, Weddings and other Simchas.Members include singer-songwriter Rene Boni; lilting soprano harmonist, Sheila Smallberg Cohen; Debbie Fink, Calliope's violinist and choreographer, sign language interpretator Debbie Glick; Deborah Neipris Hendler, alto; Sandy Lederman, voice and sometime keyboardist.
Music of the Soul is the title given to this website of the performer, Neshama Carlebach. The daughter of the famous Shlomo Carlebach, Ms. Carlebach leads programs for women only as well as general performances. She has several CD's recorded.
Casco Bay Tummlers
A website for the klezmer group Casco Bay Tummlers located in Portland, Maine, is now available online. The group includes wonderful photos of their recent trip to Vilna, Lithuania. The website contains contact information, reviews, interviews, articles, contact information and links to other sites.
Chaim Theil's Az Yashir
Composer and singers in an a capella simcha group. Chaim arranges music in tight harmonies. Born in Miami, he currently resides in Brooklyn. Az Yashir is a general simcha group. The website includes a few online music clips.
A yeshivish group, formed from several independent musicians with long careers in the music business, has formed a simcha band. Naftali Finkel, composer arranger, keyboardist; Sam Glaser, cowriter, co-composer, engineered and mixed the album; Michael Ian Elias, vocals and guitar; Moshe Schachter, vocals and keyboard. Website high on graphics and low on information, although there are several good clips. Located out of L.A.
The Chassidic Jazz Project
Reuben Hoch, percussionist, active on the New York jazz scene, became a member of the Israeli jazz quartet Zaviot. The Chassidic Jazz Project formed in 1998, combines "traditional Chassidic melodies with contemporary jazz arrangements." Others in the project are Tom Lippincott, guitar; Marie Randel, violin; Barbara Corcillo, cellist; Felipe Lamoglia, saxophone; Dan Feiszli, bass; Robert Thomas Jr., percussionist. The "Chassidic Jazz Project blends elements of jazz, fusion and new world."
The Chuzpenics is a klemzer group performing around Germany and Poland. Their website is bilingual in German and English and has a listing of concert dates, information about their recordings and some online samples in several formats. Each of the musicians comes from different musical backgrounds.
An Early Music ensemble that performs Jewish Early Music regularly. Matthew Peaceman arranges and performs concerts of Jewish contemporary music as well. This ensemble is located in Germany. Contact info:
Matthew Peaceman, Domitianstr. 42, D-55126 Mainz, Germany.
Tel. **49-(0)6131-473968 . Fax. **49-(0)6131-473971 . email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cincinnati Klezmer Project
This site is mounted by a band founded by students at of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion who play Jewish music with others affiliated with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Unusual at this site is an index of downloadable arrangements of klezmer music.
Judith R. Cohen
Contains information about Dr. Judith R. Cohen of Canada and samples of Sephardic music. She performs and lectures and is a founding member of "Gerineldo, the internationally acclaimed Moroccan Judeo-Spanish ensemble, and is the founder-director of Nova Tradicija, an a capella ensemble specializing in Balkan singing."
American. Cantorial Soloist at Temple Emanu-El in San Diego, California, composer and singer. "Myrna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Music from the University of Pittsburgh, and was employed as a counselor and youth advisor at the Irene Kaufman Center, as well as being a music specialist at the Beth Shalom Synagogue Sunday School." Albums by Myrna Cohen include: Special Days & Lullabies and Quiet Time, Special Days: Songs for Children, and Swinging Chai. Easy to learn songs for very young children.
Part of a greater website selling lots of country Yossi items including a magazine, the tapes and CD's of Country Yossi are presented.
Craig 'N Company
Craig Taubman has been dedicated for years writing new contemporary music for Jewish children. His pleasant and accessible style will be appealing for many American and Canadian children and others who know English and some Hebrew.
Vanja Cvelbar has a band, The Original Klezmer Ensemble, in Trieste, Italy, that has released two CD's: Klezmatic Tantz and Halleluja. Contact information on the website.