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AUGUST 29, 2022TORONTO, CANADA – August 29, 2022 What does .....rocker Zal Yanovsky of The Lovin’ Spoonful, jazz flutist Moe Koffman, folksingers Oscar Brand and Shelley Posen, band leader Percy Faith, children’s music trio Sharon Lois & Bram, classical pianist Robert Silverman and film score writer/composer Howard Shore, have in common?
All are notable Canadian Jewish musicians profiled in UNDER THE RADAR – 30 Notable Canadian Jewish Musicians (www.undertheradarbook.com), written by David Eisenstadt.
Each chapter looks at the various artists from a history, not critical music perspective.
“I sourced artists who had/have, in my view, become less visible in today’s dynamic music world. For many still alive, the lingering Covid pandemic hasn’t helped them much, with live performances still stalled. Some of the 30 performers in the book are working on new material in studios across Canada and the US and elsewhere and are starting to venture out,” Eisenstadt said.
The selection criteria identified musicians who are Canadian (not necessarily Canadian born), Jewish, all genres, all genders, individuals or groups, alive or dead.
“I chose 30 – an end point for journalism stories....but this compilation which started in the early days of the pandemic, took on a new life and became my hobby. For me, 30 meant the beginning. Reader reactions have generated messages, and many say – “I didn’t know that...Who knew?” Among other things, that type of response for me has made this labour of love worthwhile,” he added.
For example, Marc Jordan of Marina del Rey fame drew this response...”I knew he was Jewish, I didn’t know he’s Canadian.” Of folksinger Oscar Brand, readers said, “I didn’t realize he was the every Saturday night New York radio host for 70 years who never charged a fee – and did it all for free.” And,“Didn’t know Montreal-born Corey Hart lives in the Bahamas and cellist Ofra Harnoy resides in St. John’s, Newfoundland.”
“A second book is currently being discussed with my publisher for a possible winter 2022/2023 release which will feature another 30 musicians including these instrumentalists, singers, composers....Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies, Rick Moranis, William Shatner, Paul Hoffert of Lighthouse, jazz pianist Lorne Lofsky, operatic contralto Maureen Forrester, children’s singer Rosalie Moscoe (of Jim & Rosalie fame), and Steppenwolf’s bass guitarist Nick St. Nicholas. My sources are never-ending,” Eisenstadt said.
Published by Baronel Books in Toronto, UNDER THE RADAR – 30 Notable Canadian Musicians, is available on all Amazon sites in paperback and E-book versions. Books are currently on the shelves of Indigo Yonge & Eglinton, all Book City and TYPE Books stores in Toronto.
CONTACT: For a News Media Review Copy, contact David Eisenstadt – email@example.com – 416-561-5751
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This new publication by author David Eisenstadt celebrates the contributions of 30 significant Canadian Jewish musicians - from composers, conductors, a cantor and instrumentalists to folk singers, songwriters, producers, and film score writers. This collection of stories is written from an historic perspective, and represents a variety of music genres and talented home-grown artists - some of whom might surprise you!