CLASSICS AT NOON: KHAZONES SOUL PARTY
Yoel Kohn (vocal), Jeremiah Lockwood (guitar, keyboard)
Yoel Kohn is the son of a well-known bal tefilo (prayer leader) in the Brooklyn Chassidic community. From an early age, he became obsessed with “golden age” cantorial records, mastering the repertoire and nuances of Jewish vocalists of the early 20th century. Through a musical career defined by deep listening, synagogue performance, back room jam sessions and flirtation with internet fame, Yoel has developed a voice as one of the most energetic and soulful performers of cantorial music. This is no history homework or exercise in nostalgia–Yoel is a living breathing cantorial firebrand embodying the individuality, non-conformity and creativity of the great Jewish vocal artists of a century ago.