Episode 30: Behind The Scenes With Eitan Katz

Episode 30: Behind The Scenes With Eitan Katz

 
 
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In this weeks episode, go behind the scenes with singer and songwriter Eitan Katz.

Eitan Katz has been a staple in the Jewish music world for many years.

Zeesha discusses how it all began, his very talented brother Shlomo and his father Avshalom.

Eitan discusses how like most of our guests, music was just a part of everyday life in his home!

About Eitan

His heartfelt music may have propelled him to the upper echelons of the Jewish music business, but for Eitan Katz, music isn’t about fame, popularity or business.

A gift from above that allows each of us to connect with the sparks of holiness that lie deep within ourselves, Eitan sees music as a powerful motivator that fills us with simcha, infuses our lives with spirituality and connects people of all types in an emotional experience like none other.

A member of an extremely musical family, Eitan discovered that he had not just a love of music, but the talent as well. 

Spending his childhood moving back and forth between Los Angeles and Israel, Eitan was exposed to a wide variety of music from his earliest days. 

During his high school years, Eitan found himself gravitating towards the music of R’ Shlomo Carlebach which resonated deep within him and prompted him to take up the guitar, an instrument that instantly felt like it belonged in his hands. 

By age 16 Eitan had written his first original song, the precursor to many heartfelt compositions that brought the words of davening and Tanach to life in unprecedented ways.

His first two albums, Eilecha, produced by his father, beloved chazzan, Avshalom Katz, and Biglal Avos were released jointly with his brother Shlomo. Eitan has six more solo albums to his credit.

While LemaanchaBoruch HuLive in Jerusalem, and Shuvu feature many of Eitan’s original compositions, Eitan Katz Unplugged and Eitan Katz Unplugged 2 feature the niggunim of Shlomo Carlebach. 

Eitan, has continued to learn in yeshiva throughout his musical career and he credits his learning for being the inspiration for his music. 

He travels throughout the United States, spending Shabbosos in different Jewish communities, leading the davening, sharing divrei Torah and ending Shabbos with a moving concert/kumzitz

Eitan prides himself on leading an orchestra that is merely the vehicle for the inherent simcha at every wedding, never the star of the show but rather the all important backdrop that sets the stage for an event that is all about holiness-infused happiness.   

Being able to switch seamlessly from kumzitz mode to the simcha spirit comes naturally to Eitan who believes that when music comes from a place that is pure and true, expressing it in different ways is effortless.  For Eitan, it’s all about the beauty of music, about taking something that comes from the heart and sharing it with others, so that it touches their hearts as well, a lesson that he learned from his father and one that he hopes to pass down to future generations.

Eitan currently learns at Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv.  He and his wife Malki reside in Far Rockaway, New York with their five, ka’h, children.

Ashrecha

Eitan discusses the release of his tenth full album Ashrecha

Ashrecha, eitan katz new album Eitan on the cover smiling with guitar

This is Eitan’s 10th album and it comes with no surprises.

With so much soul and flavor each song speaks for itself.

Eitan discusses with Zeesha how an album is like a story.

Each song, adds to the story.

On this Album we see a guest appearance from Benny Friedman

Along with his brother Shlomo Katz.

The album along with all of Eitan’s others can be found on Eitankatz.com

Itunes, Mostly Music and Nigun music.

If you would like to book Eitan for your next Simcha, visit Eitankatz.com

A special message from Zeesha

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Shalom to all my listeners, we thank you for being loyal fans of the show. At this time I would like to make a request. Starting this Sunday, my Kehila, Kosov-Viznits, which I have the privilege to be heavily involved with the Rebbe and Rebitzan on a daily basis, need our help.

We are launching 36-hour matching campaign to help raise over 2m Shekel to help continue the growth of the mosdos along with the tremendous amounts of chesed and tzadaka that takes place.

I have personally seen first hand how the Rebbe helps and cares for every Jew regardless of who they are and where they came from.

I ask of you, my friends and I am humbled to call you friends, as you have supported us week in and week out, to give something, anything to help us reach the goal.

It’s on the schut of Hashem and the bracha I received from the Rebbe before we launched our show that we should merit tremendous success and Boruch Hashem, we have.

Below is the link where you can click and read more about this amazing campaign.https://tinyurl.com/yxbg7dvj

Again, I can’t thank you all enough for being loyal fans and listeners of our show. Paragraph

Your friend and host,

Zeesha. M. Littman!

CEO and Founder of Gosimcha.com

Meet Our Sponsors

*This weeks episode of Go Simcha The Podcast is proudly sponsored by Gemach Keren Simchas Chossen V’Kallah

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KSCVK: Making every wedding special

This weeks episode of Go Simcha The Podcast is proudly sponsored by Oorah

Since its humble beginning, Oorah developed into a multifaceted nonprofit organization offering social, educational, and religious services to thousands of families throughout the world.

Oorah’s dozens of programs have broadened Rabbi Chaim Mintz’s impact, continuing each year to carry out his vision with care and dedication.

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