What makes this CD so unique aside from its blend of cutting edge musical styles and stellar arrangements is that it is turning contemporary Jewish music on its ear. Although the roots of the genre are strong in worship music and music to educate young people, Beth’s writing has taken the next step by creating songs geared for the mature Jewish thinker craving a cerebral yet spirited musical experience.
Beth has been praised as one of the top writers and guitarists in the country. She also produced this CD with keyboard player and engineer, John Marsden. They are accompanied by drummer, Charlie Morgan (who toured with Elton John and Paul McCartney) and bass player Bill “Giff” Gifford. The foursome have been touring Jewish communities all over the country for the past 2 years. They most recently played for a crowd of 10,000 as the halftime entertainment for the Orlando Magic vs. Tel Aviv Maccabi basketball game.
We strongly encourage you to take a listen for yourself and see where American Jewish music is headed.
Here's what others have already said about "Quest."
"Beth Schafer's music is a vivid kaleidoscope of eyes-wide-open spirituality and breathtaking musicianship. Her skill as a songwriter is unmatched in Jewish contemporary music."
- Joe Eglash, Managing Editor, Transcontinental Music Publications
“Her tremendous skill - as a songwriter and awesome guitar player,
make her live performances and recordings very special! ”
- Randee Friedman, President, Sounds Write Productions, Inc.