DAVID BROZA SINGS LEONARD COHEN
The first single from David's Tribute to Leonard Cohen, "So Long, Marianne" was released on September 21, 2022, the date that would have been Leonard Cohen’s 88th birthday.
Following “So Long, Marianne”, “Famous Blue Raincoat” was released on October 21, 2022 and “Dance Me to the End of Love” will be released on November 21, 2022.
Originally commissioned by the Jewish Arts Collaborative in Boston as part of an online event honoring the legacy of Leonard Cohen, this 3-song collection is being released digitally worldwide.
David Broza and Temple Emanu-El announce the release of TEFILA, a new album of music for the Shabbat service, blending time-honored, traditional prayer lyrics with new musical compositions by David Broza and orchestral arrangements by Omer Avital. The album is being released on Broza Records, and will be distributed digitally worldwide by MNRK Music Group.
The reimagined monthly Shabbat celebration, FRIDAY NIGHT HUB at Temple Emanu-El in New York City, incorporates music from the TEFILA album and is geared to young professional Jewish adults between the ages of 21-39.
The music of TEFILA (translation: PRAYER in Hebrew) encompasses several genres from pop and jazz, to gospel, folk and classical. The album features 22 musicians – including string and horn sections, plus the 25-piece Moran Choir in Israel, gospel singers from NYC, piano, and percussion; as well as David Broza on guitar and Omer Avital on bass – and creates a uniquely singular cascade of sound. While reverent to the intentions of the prayers themselves, the cutting-edge compositions recreate and reimagine the experience of the typical Shabbat service, making it contemplative, but also ecstatic and wholly engaging. The TEFILA album positively soars with moving and memorable performances, as the prayers of Shabbat are set in an entirely new light, encouraging participation of congregants through song and dance.