US: 800.261.2799 | UK: 0800.232.1081
Add Jewish Yellow to Homepage

The Jewish Referral Service connects you to top businesses in hundreds of fields. Just tell us what you need and businesses will contact you.

 

Jewish Guide

Jewish Musicians and Composers

Jewish American Musicians

2

  • 2 Live Jews

A

  • Paula Abdul
  • Casey Abrams
  • Maurice Abravanel
  • Stanley Adams (singer)
  • Kurt Adler
  • Kurt Herbert Adler
  • Larry Adler
  • Steven Adler
  • Milton Ager
  • Lynn Ahrens
  • The Alchemist (record producer)
  • Woody Allen
  • Sheldon Allman
  • Herb Alpert
  • Sean Altman
  • Jo Amar
  • Ames Brothers
  • Ed Ames
  • Morey Amsterdam
  • Israel Amter
  • Jack Antonoff
  • Baruch Arnon
  • Sarah Aroeste
  • Verna Arvey
  • Moses Asch
  • Mickey Avalon

B

  • Babydaddy
  • MC Paul Barman
  • Joey Baron
  • Blue Barron
  • The Barry Sisters (United States)
  • Tim Barsky
  • Eef Barzelay
  • George Bassman
  • Nora Bayes
  • Justin Beck
  • Laurie Beechman
  • Benny Bell
  • Mordechai Ben David
  • Ray Benson
  • Bob Berg
  • Marilyn Bergman
  • Marshall Berle
  • David Berman (musician)
  • Dan Bern
  • Ira Bernstein
  • Theodore Bikel
  • Jeremiah Birnbaum
  • Jack Black
  • Hal Blaine
  • Naoum Blinder
  • Jane Ira Bloom
  • Mike Bloomfield
  • Blue Fringe
  • Bob Blue
  • Hugh Blumenfeld
  • Franziska Boas
  • Victor Borge
  • Leon Botstein
  • Oscar Brand
  • Sophie Braslau
  • Don Brewer
  • Fanny Brice
  • Walter Bricht
  • Adam Brodsky
  • Adam Brody
  • David Bromberg
  • Harvey Brooks
  • Michael Brown (rock musician)
  • David Bryan
  • Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
  • Fat Mike

C

  • C Lanzbom
  • Uri Caine
  • Randy California
  • Eddie Cantor
  • Shlomo Carlebach (musician)
  • Nell Carter
  • Michelle Chamuel
  • Bill Charlap
  • Martin Charnin
  • Buddy Clark
  • Aviad Cohen
  • Greg Cohen
  • Tanner Cohen
  • Al Cohn
  • Anthony Coleman
  • Aaron Cometbus
  • Adrienne Cooper
  • Doug Cotler
  • Herbert Couf
  • Country Yossi
  • Creation (band)
  • Manny Curtis

D

  • Eddie Daniels
  • Krishna Das (singer)
  • Disco D
  • Hal David
  • Jamie Davis (musician)
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Brad Delson
  • Marcella Detroit
  • Mike D
  • Diwon
  • Alix Dobkin
  • Daphna Dove
  • David Draiman
  • Jacob Druckman
  • Kevin DuBrow
  • The Dude of Life
  • Adam Duritz
  • Richard Dworsky
  • Bob Dylan
  • Jakob Dylan

E

  • Fred Ebb
  • Ruth Brewer Eisenberg
  • Cass Elliot
  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott
  • Mischa Elman
  • Ziggy Elman
  • Sandrine Erdely-Sayo
  • Evan and Jaron

F

  • Donald Fagen
  • Nancy Falkow
  • FaltyDL
  • Perry Farrell
  • Frances Faye
  • Yosif Feigelson
  • Lee Feldman
  • Maxine Feldman
  • Morton Feldman
  • Scott Fields
  • Sarah Fimm
  • Sylvia Fine
  • Sally Fingerett
  • Doctor Fink
  • Wild Man Fischer
  • Eddie Fisher (singer)
  • Jon Fishman
  • Béla Fleck
  • Shawn Fogel
  • Helen Forrest
  • Steve Freund
  • Dean Friedman
  • Hannah Friedman
  • Kinky Friedman
  • Dave Frishberg
  • Temim Fruchter

G

  • Adam Gardner
  • Adam Gaynor
  • Michel Gelbart
  • Eli Gerstner
  • Stan Getz
  • Georgia Gibbs
  • Terry Gibbs
  • Ronnie Gilbert
  • Chad I Ginsburg
  • Joe Gittleman
  • Sam Glaser
  • Alma Gluck
  • Tzvi Gluckin
  • Louise Goffin
  • Ari Gold (musician)
  • Aaron Goldberg
  • Szymon Goldberg
  • Edwin Franko Goldman
  • Julie Goldman
  • Maurice Goldman
  • Richard Franko Goldman
  • Stuart Goldman
  • Rubin Goldmark
  • Adam Goldstein
  • Jonathan Goldstein (actor)
  • Benjamin Goldwasser
  • Al Goodman
  • Benny Goodman
  • Saul Goodman (percussionist)
  • Steve Goodman
  • Mike Gordon
  • Lesley Gore
  • Adam Goren
  • Yoav Goren
  • Eydie Gormé
  • Norman Granz
  • Adam Green (musician)
  • Adolph Green
  • Yossi Green
  • Norman Greenbaum
  • Burton Greene
  • David Grisman
  • Henry Gross
  • Adam Guettel
  • Isaac Guillory
  • Brett Gurewitz

H

  • Karl Haas
  • Oscar Hammerstein I
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Lennie Hayton

Argentine Jewish Musicians

  • Giora Feidman, klezmer musician
  • Daniel Barenboim, conductor and pianist
  • Osvaldo Golijov, classical composer
  • Mario Davidovsky, composer
  • Max Glücksmann, pioneer of the Argentinian music and film industries
  • Alejandro Lerner, composer and singer
  • Oscar Strasnoy, composer and conductor

Austrian Jewish Musicians

  • Ignaz Brüll, composer and pianist
  • Joseph Joachim, violinist (born in Kittsee, Austria, at that time Hungary)
  • Hans Keller, musicologist
  • Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) violinist and composer, one of the most famous of his day
  • Erica Morini, violinist
  • Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942) composer and pianist
  • Julius Schulhoff (1825-1898) pianist and composer
  • Rudolf Schwarz, conductor
  • Walter Susskind (1913-1980) conductor
  • Richard Tauber, singer and composer
  • Egon Wellesz, composer

Austrian Jewish Composers

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold, composer (born in Bohemia)
  • Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) violinist and composer, one of the most famous of his day
  • Gustav Mahler, Bohemian-born composer, conductor and pianist
  • Arnold Schoenberg (1871-1954), composer (born in Vienna). Founder of Second Viennese School, music theorist.

British Jewish Musicians and Singers

  • Larry Adler, harmonica player (American-born; naturalised British)
  • Ambrose, bandleader (Obituary: Jewish Chronicle 18 June 1971 p35)
  • Elkie Brooks, singer
  • Ian Broudie, member of The Lightning Seeds
  • Pete Burns of Dead or Alive (German Jewish mother)
  • Johnny Clegg, UK-born South African musician
  • Alex Clare,
  • Leonard Feather writer on jazz, jazz pianist and composer,
  • Craig David,
  • Justine Frischmann, member of Elastica
  • Graham Gouldman, Lol Creme and Kevin Godley, members of 10cc.
  • Benny Green, saxophonist and broadcaster
  • Peter Green, founding member and original lead singer and guitarist for Fleetwood Mac
  • Steffan Halperin, drummer for Klaxons
  • Mick Jones, guitarist for The Clash
  • John Moss (Culture Club)
  • Ronnie Scott
  • Helen Shapiro, singer
  • Stacey Solomon finalist in X Factor 2009
  • Rachel Stevens, singer-songwriter, actress, TV presenter
  • Lewis Taylor, singer/songwriter
  • Amy Winehouse (1983-2011), singer/songwriter

Canadian Jewish Musicians

  • Leonard Cohen, singer-songwriter and poet
  • Drake, hip hop artist and actor
  • Geddy Lee, lead singer, bassist and keyboardist for progressive rock band Rush
  • David Macklovitch, member of elctrofunk duo Chromeo
  • Sophie Milman (1983 - ) jazz musician
  • Steven Page founding member of Barenaked Ladies
  • Paul Shaffer
  • Amy Sky, singer-songwriter, record producer, theatre actress, and television host
  • David Usher, former frontman for Moist
  • Nikki Yanofsky, jazz-pop singer

French Jewish Musicians

  • Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888) composer & pianist
  • Franck Amsallem (1961 -) jazz pianist & composer
  • Monique Andrée Serf (1930-1997) French singer known as Barbara
  • Thomas Bangalter (1975 -) French electro musician known as half of the electro duo Daft Punk
  • Patrick Bruel (born Patrick Benguigui) (1959 -) singer, actor
  • Joe Dassin (1938-1980) American-born singer, son of Jules Dassin
  • Natalie Dessay (1965 -) soprano (Convert to Judaism).
  • Sacha Distel (1933-2004) singer
  • Paul Dukas (1865-1935) composer
  • Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991)singer-songwriter, actor, film director, writer. Father of Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Jean-Jacques Goldman (1951 -) singer and songwriter. Son of Alter Mojze Goldman, brother to Robert Goldman and half-brother to Pierre Goldman.
  • Fromental Halévy (1799-1862) composer
  • Ludovic Halévy (1834-1908), librettist. Son of élie Halévy
  • Joseph Kosma (1905-1969) Hungarian-born film composer.
  • Jacques Lanzmann (1927-2006) lyricist; brother of Claude Lanzmann
  • Isidore de Lara (1858-1930) English-born composer
  • René Leibowitz (1913-1972) Polish-born composer
  • Daniel Levi (1961 -) singer, composer
  • Enrico Macias (1938 -) Algerian-born singer
  • Emmanuelle Haïm (1967 -) harpsichordist and conductor (half Jewish)
  • Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) composer, member of the Groupe des six
  • Pierre Monteux (1875-1964) conductor
  • Georges Moustaki (1934 -) Egyptian-born composer, singer
  • Yael Naim (1978 -) singer-songwriter, guitarist
  • Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) German-born composer
  • Catherine Ringer (1957 -) Singer, Songwriter, actress.
  • Sapho (1950 -) Moroccan-born singer
  • Martial Solal (1927 -) jazz pianist & composer
  • Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986) Polish-born composer, pianist
  • émile Waldteufel (1837-1915) composer
  • Daniel Vangarde (1947 -) French songwriter & producer, father of Thomas Bangalter

German Jewish Musicians

  • Samuel Adler, composer
  • Haim Alexander, composer
  • Tzvi Avni, composer
  • Paul Ben-Haim, composer
  • Julius Benedict, composer
  • Herman Berlinski, American composer, organist, pianist, musicologist and choir conductor
  • Wolf Biermann, singer/songwriter (Jewish father)
  • Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer
  • Manfred Bukofzer, musicologist
  • Paul Dessau, composer
  • Abel Ehrlich, Israeli composer
  • Alfred Einstein, musicologist
  • Hanns Eisler, German-born composer (Jewish father)
  • Lukas Foss, composer & conductor
  • Alexander Goehr, composer
  • Walter Goehr, conductor
  • Berthold Goldschmidt, composer
  • Bernard Greenhouse, cellist
  • George Henschel, singer & conductor
  • Alfred Hertz, conductor
  • André Herzberg, musician (Pankow)
  • Gerard Hoffnung, musicologist
  • Friedrich Holländer, composer
  • Salomon Jadassohn, composer
  • Leon Jessel, composer
  • Robert Kahn, composer
  • Otto Klemperer, conductor
  • Robert Lachmann, musicologist
  • Ludwig Lenel, organist and composer
  • Hermann Levi, conductor
  • Alfred Lion & Frank Wulff, founders of Blue Note Records
  • Edward Lowinsky, musicologist
  • Michael Mann, musician (Jewish mother)
  • Arnold Mendelssohn, organist
  • Felix Mendelssohn, composer & conductor(Jewish ancestry but raised Lutheran)
  • Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, composer
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer, composer
  • Ben-Zion Orgad, Israeli composer
  • Menahem Pressler, pianist
  • André Previn, conductor
  • Franz Reizenstein, pianist, composer
  • Curt Sachs, musicologist, co-founder of modern organology
  • Kurt Sanderling, conductor
  • Adolf Martin Schlesinger, music publisher
  • Heinrich Sontheim, tenor
  • William Steinberg, conductor
  • Erich Walter Sternberg, composer
  • Josef Tal, composer
  • Ilia Trilling, synagogue composer
  • Ignatz Waghalter, composer & conductor
  • Bruno Walter, conductor (Jewish father)
  • Franz Waxman, film composer
  • Kurt Weill, composer
  • Indira Weiss, singer & actress
  • Stefan Wolpe, composer
  • Alec Empire, member of Atari Teenage Riot
  • Hilde Zadek, soprano
  • Aron Liedtke, Music Producer

Hungarian Jewish Musicians

  • Pál Budai, pianist, composer
  • Jenã` Deutsch, pianist, composer
  • ádám Fischer, conductor
  • Peter Frankl, pianist
  • Endre Granat, violinist
  • György Justus, composer, musicologist, choir master
  • István Kertész, conductor
  • Sándor Kuti, composer
  • Walter Lajthai-Lazarus, conductor, composer
  • Ervin NyĂ­regyházi, pianist
  • Georg Solti, conductor
  • Sándor Vándor, composer, educator
  • László Weiner, composer
  • Varnus Xavér, organist

Israeli Jewish Musicians

  • Chava Alberstein - singer/songwriter
  • Etti Ankri - singer/songwriter
  • Yardena Arazi - singer and TV host
  • Shlomo Artzi - singer/songwriter
  • Ehud Banai - singer/songwriter
  • Eef Barzelay - founder of Clem Snide
  • Miri Ben-Ari - jazz and hip hop violinist
  • Mike Brant - French-language singer
  • David Broza - singer/songwriter
  • Matti Caspi - singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer
  • Avishai Cohen - jazz bassist
  • David D'Or - singer, songwriter
  • Arik Einstein - singer, actor, writer
  • Gad Elbaz - singer
  • Ethnix -pop-rock band
  • Uri Frost - rock guitarist, producer and director
  • Aviv Geffen - singer/songwriter
  • Gidi Gov - singer
  • Shlomo Gronich - singer and composer
  • Sarit Hadad - Mizrahi singer
  • Ofra Haza - singer
  • Dana International - pop singer
  • Ishtar - vocalist for Alabina
  • Ehud Manor - songwriter and translator
  • Amal Murkus - singer
  • Yael Naïm - solo singer/musician
  • Ahinoam Nini (Noa) - singer
  • Esther Ofarim - singer
  • Idan Raichel - Ethiopian and Israeli music
  • Yoni Rechter - composer and arranger
  • Berry Sakharof - singer
  • Naomi Shemer - songwriter
  • Gene Simmons - leader member of Kiss
  • Hillel Slovak - original guitarist for Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Ninet Tayeb - pop rock singer and actress
  • Rika Zaraï, singer
  • Nir Zidkyahu - drummer, briefly in Genesis
  • Zino and Tommy - popular duo, songs in U.S. films
  • Borgore - music producer

Polish Jewish Musicians

  • George Henschel (1850-1934), musician; immigrated to England
  • Jan Kiepura (1902-1966), actor and singer; immigrated to the United States (Jewish mother)
  • Arthur Rubinstein, award winning pianist
  • Paul Kletzki (1900 - 1973), composer and conductor
  • Henryk Szeryng (1918-1988), violinist; immigrated to Mexico
  • Henryk Wars (1902-1977), composer; immigrated to the United States
  • Isaac Stern, violinst
  • Jascha Heifetz, born in Wilno when it was a predominately Polish and Yiddish-speaking city.
  • Wãadysãaw Szpilman, pianist and subject of the Roman Polanski film The Pianist.
  • Mieczysãaw Horszowski, pianist, born in Lwow.
  • Moriz Rosenthal, pianist, born in Lwow.
  • Leopold Godowsky, pianist, born in ãoãle, a town near Wilno.
  • Szymon Goldberg, conductor and violinist born in Wãocãawek, Congress Poland.
  • Arthur Balsam, violinist and pedagogue born in Warsaw and trained in ãódã.
  • Mike Brant, was an Israeli pop star, mother was Bronia Rosenberg, originally from ãódã in Poland, father was Fishel Brand, from Biãgoraj in Poland.

Russian Jewish Musicians

  • Joseph Achron, composer
  • Lera Auerbach, composer/pianist
  • Vladimir Ashkenazi, pianist (Jewish father)
  • Yefim Bronfman, pianist
  • Simon Barere, pianist
  • Rudolf Barshai, conductor
  • Dimitri Bashkirow, pianist
  • Yuri Bashmet, violist
  • Irving Berlin composer and lyricist
  • Lazar Berman, pianist
  • Matvei Blanter, composer, Katyusha
  • Felix Blumenfeld, pianist
  • Shura Cherkassky, pianist
  • Bella Davidovich, pianist
  • Issay Dobrowen, pianist and composer
  • Isaak Dunayevsky, composer
  • Mischa Elman, violinist
  • Mark Ermler, conductor
  • Anthony Fedorov, singer, American Idol finalist
  • Samuil Feinberg, composer
  • Vladimir Feltsman, pianist
  • Veniamin Fleishman, composer
  • Yakov Flier, pianist
  • Grigory Frid, songwriter
  • Artur Friedheim, composer
  • Kirill Gerstein, pianist
  • Josef Gingold (1909-1995) violinist
  • Grigory Ginsburg, pianist
  • Emil Gilels, pianist
  • Grigory Ginzburg, conductor
  • Mark Gorenstein, conductor
  • Riva Gorohovskaya, pianist
  • Maria Grinberg, pianist
  • Natalia Gutman, cellist
  • Jascha Heifetz, violinist
  • Jascha Horenstein, conductor
  • Vladimir Horowitz, pianist
  • Oleg Kagan, violinist
  • Ilya Kaler, violinist
  • Tina Karol, singer
  • Boris Khaykin, conductor
  • Evgeny Kissin, pianist
  • Alexander Knaifel, composer
  • Leonid Kogan, violinist
  • Mikhail Kopelman, violinist
  • Yakov Kreizberg, conductor
  • Josef Lhévinne, pianist
  • Alexander Lokshin, composer (Jewish father)
  • Arthur Lourié, composer
  • Oleg Maisenberg, pianist
  • Samuel Maykapar, composer/pianist
  • Nathan Milstein, violinist
  • Shlomo Mintz, violinist
  • Boris Moiseev, dancer, showmaker
  • Benno Moiseiwitsch, pianist
  • David Oistrakh, violinist
  • Igor Oistrakh, violinist (Jewish father)
  • Leo Ornstein, composer
  • Gregor Piatigorsky, cellist
  • Pokrass brothers, composers
  • Alexander Rosenbaum, singer/songwriter
  • Anton Rubinstein, pianist/composer
  • Nikolai Rubinstein, pianist/composer
  • Samuil Samosud, conductor
  • Alfred Schnittke, composer (Jewish father)
  • Joseph Schillinger, composer, music theorist, and composition teacher
  • Daniil Shafran, cellist
  • Leo Sirota, pianist
  • Regina Spektor, singer-songwriter and pianist
  • Isaac Stern, violinist
  • Sophie Tucker, singer
  • Efrem Zimbalist, Russian-born American violinist
  • Maxim Vengerov, prominent violinist
  • Alexander Veprik, composer
  • Maria Yudina, pianist
  • Yakov Zak, pianist
  • Mikhael Rauchverger, pianist and composer
  • Aleksey Igudesman, violinist