Blane is a Rabbi and Cantor who leads High Holiday Services at The Bitter End in NYC. He is also the founder and Dean of JSLI and the Rabbi of Sim Shalom, a unique online synagogue.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) March 15, 2023
Acclaimed Pop-Jazz Singer-Songwriter Steven Blane will unveil his latest musical offering, "Songs for New York Lovers" on March 15, 2023.
Blane is also a Rabbi and Cantor who leads High Holiday Services at The Bitter End in NYC. He is the founder and Dean of JSLI Jewish Spiritual Leaders' Institute and the Rabbi of Sim Shalom, the world's uniquely online synagogue.
The album features 13 original songs that embody Blane's signature blend of jazz, pop, and Americana stylings. Blane, a multi-instrumentalist known for his piano, guitar, and ukulele skills, has been compared to Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and Billy Joel across his nine full-length releases.
The Huffington Post praised Blane's unique sound, stating "Stylistically, Blane fits in the Americana category. But there’s more going on in his music than simply Americana. There’s a pop influence in there, along with a 1950’s rock vibe that gives his sound a unique signature. It’s much different from the usual run-of-the-mill stuff most bands turn out today."
Blane has been consistently releasing albums in recent years, including "The Met" (2022), "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (2021), "Motel Blue" (2020), "I Walk Alone" (2019), and "So New York" (2018) which Seattle PI described as "grand! The album is full of vintage jazz/pop aromas giving off tantalizing wisps of elusive familiarity similar to the heady music of the '40s and '50s. Steven Blane's voice is deliciously deluxe, full of lush tones."
During the pandemic, Blane journaled his experiences, and one of his lyrics was featured in an article in Vanity Fair. Blane is also a resident artist at Shrine and Silvana in Harlem, NYC .
"Songs for New York Lovers" will be available on all major streaming platforms on March 15, 2023.
ABOUT JSLI AND SIM SHALOM
Sim Shalom is an interactive online Jewish Universalist synagogue which is liberal in thought and traditional in liturgy. Created in 2009 by Rabbi Steven Blane on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Sim Shalom offers a means of connecting the unconnected. Rabbi Blane leads accessible Shabbat services every Friday night using a virtual interface and additionally Sim Shalom provides online education programs, Jazz concerts, conversion and life-cycle ceremonies along with weeknight services.
Rabbi Blane is the founder and director of the Jewish Spiritual Leaders' Institute, the online professional rabbinical program and of the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities, http://www.ujuc.org.
Sim Shalom, a non profit 501 © (3) tax-exempt organization, nurtures a Jewish connection through its mission of innovative services, creative education and dynamic outreach to the global community. For more information visit https://simshalom.com or call 201-338-0165.