Playing music of his own and of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach
An OC Community Scholar Program hosted by Congregation B’nai Israel
$18.00 per person (if registered prior to March 3rd, 2016)
$36.00 at the door
FREE for CBI Benefactors, CSP Members and educators who register early
Shlomo Katz was born into a family of musicians. This rich musical heritage goes back many generations including his father, master musician and chazzan, Avshalom Katz. He is a prolific composer of beautiful music, both solo and in collaboration with his brother, Eitan, Yehuda Solomon of Moshav and Chaim David.
Although identified with the songs of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, his resume is impressive with a number of original albums and famous hit songs he has composed and performed including: Niggun Nevo, Vehakohanim, Kevodo, Shma Koleinu, Shabbos Kodesh, and U’Berosh Hashana.
Shlomo’s professional musical career began when his father, Avshalom and brother Eitan, recorded their first CD: “EILECHA”. Since the release of the CD, Shlomo has conducted numerous concert tours throughout the Unites States, Israel, Argentina, Costa Rica, Australia, Hong Kong, Belgium, Canada, England and Germany. In the summer of 2006, Shlomo received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Chaim Brovender and Rabbi Shlomo Riskin at Yeshivat Hamivtar. Shlomo has been an integral part of building the “Shlomo Carlebach Legacy Trust” which has been working to preserve, to publish, and to distribute the legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach ZT’L as a Jewish national treasure (www.carlebachlegacy.com).
Since 2005, Shlomo has released solo albums, VEHAKOHANIM and MALEH OLAM, as well as a collaboration album with Chaim Dovid and Ahron Razel entitles KESHOSHANA’. Shlomo has been an integral part of building the “Shlomo Carlebach Legacy Trust” which has been working to preserve, to publish, and to distribute the legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach ZT’L as a Jewish national treasure. In the Fall of 2011 Shlomo released a live double album, entitled ‘Live in Melbourne’, a project closest to his heart.
In between his teaching at Yeshivat Torat Shraga and Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo, Shlomo continues to tour, teach and perform throughout the world. His performances and classes lift the crowd to heights, leaving one moved, inspired, transformed and hungry for more.