tour press release

Contact: Marcia Baron at 800-972-6694, outside of US, 310-204-6111
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Rock Your Life

Sam Glaser is at it again. Rightly known for his unshakable work ethic, Glaser isn’t stopping at the release of his newest albums, The Promise and Towards the Dawn. He’ll be hitting the road for the Sam Glaser Rock Your Life Tour, a coast-to-coast, nationwide event that will visit fifty cities over 2015.

During the Rock Your Life Tour, Glaser will be performing in concerts, leading weekend programs and acting as scholar/musician-in-residence. He will be featured in three concert formats: intimate solo performances at the grand piano, concerts with the Sam Glaser band and spectaculars with a full orchestra. This past season’s tour included jaunts to the UK, Israel, Australia, Mexico and Canada and the 2015 tour will culminate next January with a week of shows in Jerusalem.  Sam will be combining hits from his new albums with his much-beloved songs that have become standards in Jewish communities worldwide.

The Promise album is an inspired musical celebration of the Land of Israel. It explores the Jewish love affair with the Promised Land through the biblical period, two millennia of exile, and the past sixty miraculous years of aliyah (return.) Two years in the making, The Promise is Glaser’s 24th CD release and represents the apex of his songwriting and production talents. It features his top-notch band of Los Angeles-based musicians, gifted guest vocalists and a children’s choir. Songs such as “Dancing in Jerusalem,” “The Promise” and “Mezuzah” have inspired videos that have hit upwards of a quarter million YouTube views and the closing track is Sam’s powerful electronica interpretation of the Israeli national anthem “Hatikvah.”

Towards the Dawn/Edge of Life Vol. 2 reunites Sam Glaser with concert pianist Sha-Rone Kushnir in an improvised, classical format.  These moving, powerful renditions of Sam’s most spiritual ballads are supplemented with virtuoso violinist Leah Zeger and Mike McGuffey on trumpet and flugelhorn. With over seventy minutes of audiophile Jewish music, Towards the Dawn is a profound sonic journey of the mind and spirit.

Considered one of the top ten Jewish artists in the US by Moment Magazine, Glaser performs for the widest array of audiences of any Jewish touring artist; his devoted fans range from those in the Reform and Conservative movements to the Modern Orthodox and Chassidim. While he frequently appears in synagogues and Jewish community centers, he also leads Stand With Israel concerts in churches nationwide. Sam has performed at such venues as the Staples Center, the Greek Theatre, Gibson Amphitheatre, Dodger Stadium, on Broadway and at the White House. 

Glaser has long been a fixture on the Los Angeles music scene. He has served as the executive director of the Jewish Music Commission, producer of the American Jewish Song Festival, music coordinator for the American Jewish University and musical director of the Brandeis-Bardin Collegiate Institute. In addition to his work in the Jewish realm, Glaser has released two Parents’ Choice Award-winning children’s albums, composed five musicals and has published four books of lyrics and poetry. Sam is a sought after record producer, having produced full-length albums in a variety of genres for over eighty bands and singers in his recording studio, Glaser Musicworks.  Sam has served as in-house composer for the WB Network and SportsChannel and scored for the FOX, PBS and ESPN networks.  Most importantly, he devotes himself to his wife and three amazing kids.

To schedule an interview or for booking or product inquiries please contact Marcia Baron at Glaser Musicworks, or 800-9-SAMMYG (972-6694.)