Sol Zim

  • Sol Zim was born to a line of five generations of cantors. His artistry, interpretative skills, creativity and awe-inpsiring productivity have left an indelible mark on the Jewish musical landscape supplying it with an evolving musical sound and some of its most spectacular album covers. In a chameleonic career he has recorded for Tikvah, Menorah and his own Zimray records. Once signed for United Artists, he will be remembered for the recordings he has made with his own family, and for the cantorial chanting style he made standard operating procedue in the American synagogue. “I wrote arrangements you have heard so often in synagogue you thought they come from Sinai.” he once said. For Zim, performance is the ultimate high and his showmanship is the stuff of legend. His most famous album is David Superstar- “A Friday Evening Rock Service”, this has been cited as the first Jewish rock opera. Zim wrote and performed it one magical night at the Hollis Hill Jewish Center in New Yorkin 1974 with that center’s adult and junior choir. Zim studied at Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, Yeshiva University High School, Brooklyn College, New York University and received his doctorate from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He lives in Queens, NY.

    Sol Zim has performed at Idelsohn Society gigs at Joe’s Pub in New York and the Jews on Vinyl Revue at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA.

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