Baltimore, MD - Feb. 10, 2019 - Yitzy Kaplowitz is a singer/songwriter/ guitarist on a mission to share heartfelt and inspiring Jewish music.
Yitzy has been composing and performing since he was a young boy, but he put his musical pursuits on hold for a number of years to train to be a physician. After completing his medical training Yitzy returned to his music with a renewed passion and energy. Yitzy is a sought after performer and together with his band Ohr Haganuz performs throughout the greater Baltimore area. Yitzy does not typically sit down to compose music; most of his compositions were gifts from above that came to him during times of deep hergesh. Musically, his compositions cover a range of styles, from folk to funk, Americana to blues, and all are infused with a deep yearning for spiritual growth.
This new single Ki Heim Chayeinu is the first single to be released off his upcoming debut EP titled Hayom, set to be released in late 2019. After agreeing to be honored by his sons cheder, Yeshivas Kochav Yitzchak, Yitzy wanted to show his hakaras hatov to the dedicated staff of the cheder, and this song was composed in their honor. Our Rebeeim/Moros and Teachers teach Torah to our children with tremendous sweetness and simcha. On a daily basis they imbue in our children the ideas embodied by this song.
With the release of his music, Yitzy is going to tie sales of his music to charitable giving. Yitzy will start by giving 25% of proceeds to Tzedaka this amount will increase incrementally based on sales until a point where 100% will be given to Tzedaka. Yitzy is hopeful that this idea will encourage people to support emerging and “indy” Jewish artists while giving the artists the ability to give back to our communities.
Arranged and Produced by: Mendy Portnoy
Mixed and Mastered by: Ben Wallick
Vocals Recorded at: Bluedoor Studios Baltimore. MD – Engineered by Jeremy Englander
Featured Vocalist: Zevi Daniel
Bass Guitar: Ben Wallick
Cello: Yoed Nir
Drums: Elie Farkas
Guitar: Chaim Bokchin
Keyboard and Piano: Mendy Portnoy