Photo by Dan Rous
Joey Weisenberg is the Creative Director of the recently-founded Hadar Center for Communal Jewish Music, and is the author of Building Singing Communities. He’s a multi-instrumentalist musician, singer and composer based in New York City, who has performed and recorded internationally with dozens of bands in a wide variety of musical styles.
Joey works as the Music Director and Ba’al Tfilah (prayer leader) at Brooklyn’s oldest synagogue, the Kane Street Synagogue.
Joey visits shuls and communities around the country as a “musician-in-residence”, in which he teaches his popular ‘Spontaneous Jewish Choir’ workshops. His nigunim have become popular worldwide.
Joey enjoys performing intimate concerts in communities world-wide…
…and playing with the Raya Brass Band for unusually fun weddings! Here are some options:
When and where Joey is performing and teaching next.
Articles about Joey and his music.
Photos by Dan Rous
.. reshaping the landscape of Jewish life…—
they explore the depths of these traditions by combining superior musicianship with relentless energy and a Brooklyn attitude.—
high-kicking, accordian wailing, drum-pounding…—
a lovely string-based feel courtesy of guitarist Joey Weisenberg—
a leading innovator in Jewish music—
Combining the raw power of gypsy punk with the precision of jazz, Ansambl Mastika’s new album Songs and Dances for Life NONSTOP is literally the best of both worlds…. blend of ferocity and virtuosity….as exhilarating as it is eclectic—
not sitting quietly on the sidelines hoping for a revolution; he’s in the center of the room working for change.—