Sam Glaser's soulful music has become part of the fabric of Jewish life in communities worldwide. There is no one on the circuit performing as frequently as he is to audiences from all colors of the Jewish spectrum. Over 100,000 people of all ages experience his spirited concerts each season, in such venues as The Greek Theater, Universal Ampitheater and Dodger Stadium, from Sydney to London to Hong Kong and Tel Aviv.
Sam Glaser’s Hallel is a jubilant musical experience that expresses mankind’s
ultimate joy and deepest gratitude. Incorporating the full text of the Hallel Service, the climax of the prayers on most Jewish holidays, the Psalms of King David take on a new life within sophisticated but easily learned new settings.
Marking his twentieth CD release, Glaser reaches new heights with his heartfelt compositions, rich baritone and detailed production. The innovative, interconnected arrangements are executed by Sam and his eight piece band, orchestra, adult and childrens’ choirs and and array of guest vocalists.
Considered one of the top ten Jewish artists in the U.S. by Moment Magazine, his annual fifty city tours culminate each year with summertime concerts throughout Israel, making him a unique ambassador for the Israeli cause throughout the diaspora. He is equally comfortable behind a grand piano in intimate solo concerts, leading his top-notch eight-piece band or headlining with full orchestra. As an erudite and informed Jew, Sam is able to speak from the heart and lead by example.
Sam received a BS in Business and Music from the University of Colorado, as well as having attended Berkelee College of Music and the UCLA Film Scoring Program. He has served as Executive Director of the Jewish Music Commission, Music Coordinator for the University of Judaism, Producer of the American Jewish Song Festival and Musical Director of the Brandeis-Bardin Institute.
In his cutting-edge recording studio, Glaser Musicworks, Sam scores for film, television and radio and produces albums for a wide variety of recording artists. Sam lives in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles with his wife Shira and children Max, Jesse and Sarah.