From a very early age, Daniel Kramer was inspired by North Shore Jewish Center Cantor Martin Ehrlich, who helped form much of his participatory cantorial philosophy. In addition to the early development of his liturgical interests, Daniel’s diverse musical influences included Billy Joel and The Manhattan Transfer. At age seven, he was offered a role in the national tour of the Broadway musical Nine, and at 13, he became the youngest person to lead parts of the High Holy Day services at NSJC, which he did until graduating high school. Selected as an All-State vocalist, he began training under Ron Meixsell, a relationship that continues today. During the following 13 years, he led High Holy Day services for Kehillat Chovevei Tzion in Stony Brook and served as the part-time cantor of Temple Torat Yisrael in Cranston, RI. In 2007, he returned to NSJC as its cantor, where he continues to serve.
Daniel’s musical passions continue to extend into the realm of secular music, particularly in vocal jazz, classic rock, and musical theatre. Mazel, with The Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel and pianist John di Martino, is his debut recording.
September 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Mazel! Yiddish Classics Reimagined by an Unlikely Trio