A World of Jewish Roots Music

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"A World of Jewish Roots Music" features exciting songs from Greece, Turkey, Spain, Uganda, India, Yemen, Ethiopia, Eastern Europe, Israel and the U.S. sung in Hebrew, Yiddish,
Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and English.

"What glorious singing!
exciting, up-beat, joyous."
-Workman's Circle, NYC

"An extraordinarily 
gifted musician, 
electric and inspiring"
-The Jewish Retreat Center, CT

"Impressive poetic gifts."
-New York Times Radio

"a mission with melody."
- Baltimore Jewish Times



For concert and lecture booking:
Maggie Sash
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Produced in concert by the following organizations: 
(partial listing)
National Yiddish Book Center
Jewish Federations
JCC Association
UJA Mobilization
New York Board of Rabbis
92nd St. Y
Workman's Circle
Elderhostel International
B'nai Brith
Israel Bonds
Amit Women
Cami Hall, NYC
Holocaust Museum
National Council of Jewish Women
Educational Alliance
Jewish Currents Magazine
Jewish Book Fair NYC
Jewish Arts Festival
Central Park Bandshell
Institute of Jewish Studies, LI 
United Synagogue Youth
The New York Open Center
Hudson Waterfront Museum
Brooklyn Arts Council
Folk Music Society of NY
Annenberg Foundation, NYC Schools
Hospital Audiences, Inc.
nited Federation of Teachers
Yale University
Rutgers University
Arts Presentors Conference, NYC
CAJE Conference
Aleph-Tikkun Conference

ASCAP Award Winning singer-songwriter LAURA WETZLER tours in over 150 concert, lecture, TV and radio appearances each year, singing World Jewish Roots Music, original Contemporary Folk, and the great classics of American song. Her CD, Songwriter's Notebook (songs.com) is on many top 10 lists, receiving airplay on over 300+ radio stations around the world. She is featured on the new Seeds of Peace CD with Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger and Debbie Friedman. Laura shares stages with such artists as The Klezmatics, David Amram, Odetta and folk legend Pete Seeger has presented her song B'makom-In A Place, based on Hillel, in concert. Laura is well known for bridging Jewish culture and other world cultures in celebrations of song. Her many programs feature beautiful songs in wonderful renditions, sung in English, Hebrew, Ladino and Yiddish. Laura appears in NYC's top clubs, cabarets and concert halls and in hundreds of special events nationwide. Featured nationally on UPN WOR TV, at Jewishculture.com and in Moment, Lilith and SING OUT! magazines.
Laura was recently a guest soloist at the Israeli Embassy concert tribute to Issachar Miron (composer of Tzena, Tzena) and will soon be recording several of Mr. Miron's songs.

"A wonderful celebration. I was absolutely overwhelmed by the excellence of your presentations. You touch an audience in a way that is experienced all too rarely. Inspirational. ...this Kallah weekend has been the best of a very distinguished series. "
- Judy Meltzer, Chizuk Emunah, Baltimore

"Spirited and beautiful"
- Dr. Ruth Westheimer, President, YM-YWHA, Washington Heights, NYC

"Laura brings a special warmth and heimishness."
- Jewish Currents Magazine

"In a time of renewed interest in traditional music, there are only a handful of singers who can really perform the enormously sophisticated and varied styles of Jewish music from around the world. Laura is one who is keeping the flame alive - an amazingly gifted singer, songwriter and ethnic folklorist."
- David Amram, composer/conductor

"Great voice, great writing"

"Laura Wetzler is sensational. We invite her back again and again because our audiences love her. She is accomplished in a fascinating repertoire, always fresh, with a terrific voice."
- Peter Malinow, Educational Alliance, NYC

"Laura's engaging spirit comes through in everything she does, whether singing her own material or drawing from other sources. She is at home in all the Jewish mediums: Israeli Hebrew; the Sephardic and Mizraki traditions; Yiddish; Contemporary Folk; and American classics. Musical time spent with Laura Wetzler is time very well spent."
- Rabbi Balfour Brickner, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, NYC

"Give this a listen. Laura Wetzler was a real find for me...
a clear, soaring voiceexceptionally compelling."
- Lyn Wenzel, New Directions, NYC

For concert and lecture booking:
Maggie Sash
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(partial listing)

Songwriter's Notebook
A World of Jewish Folk Music
(songs from Uganda, Ethiopia, Calcutta,
the Mideast, Europe and the US)
Songs of the Lost Communities (Holocaust)
Jewels of the Diaspora African-American and Jewish Song Duo
Adventures in Sephardic/Mizraki Jewish Song
Songs of Healing and Wonder
Kabbalah in Song
Z'mirot From the Whole Jewish World
Jewish Women in Jewish Song
The Hitmakers: Jewish Roots, American Dreams 
Fabulous Showbiz Divas: The Nice Jewish Girls
The "Jewish" Musicals 
Great Jewish Performers Series
Songpoets of Social Change
Broadway Belters & Torch Mamas
The Lyric and The Lyricist
Jewish Melody Makers of the American Musical
Kidsong Songwriting Workshops
American Songbirds
( more descriptions at: concerts and lectures)

For concert and lecture booking:
Maggie Sash
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(413) 634-5617