Listen to his rendition of Lecha Dodi here or one of the dozen other pieces on his new Kabbalat Shabbat album.
Saul Kaye is the pioneer of JEWISH BLUES. Saul has brought together the sounds of the struggle of the African Slaves in this country with the history of the Jewish slavery experience.
Saul has shared stages with all the top name performers in the Jewish world in the last 3 years. Craig Taubman, Dan Nichols, Idan Raichel, Josh Nelson, Joshua Nelson, and Rick Recht. Kaye has played the Greater Jewish Chicago Festival, Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, Philadelphia Jewish Music Festival, Boulder Jewish Music Festival, the Wexner Institute as well as the URJ Biennial, Aleph Kallah, and LIMMUD UK. He is musical director for Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo for High Holidays.
After releasing 3 volumes of Jewish Blues, Kaye began leading Shabbat services in 2010 and has led over 120 in the last 3 years. Kaye wrote a Kabbalat Shabbat CD and now leads services most every Friday and Saturday in communities all over the country with these new melodies. Playing 130-200 concerts, services, ‘edutainment sessions’, and workshops a year, Kaye is illuminating the Jewish World with old soul and new melodies.
Kaye’s latest release, Kabbalat Shabbat, is a celebration of the Friday night prayer service. On this Cd, Kaye, born in South Africa, explores his African Roots with deep rhythms and percussion, sweet harmonies, and has guest artists. Enjoy new melodies to familiar T’filah.
" 'If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.' Intention is spiritual planning, I set an intention before every concert, service, edutainment session, or Festival that I play and even during the event I bring it to mind to realign myself with my higher purpose which is to bring Jews home." - Saul Kaye.
"Music is the connective tissue between all the elements of my life, it is the glue that holds my world together and the oxygen that nourishes my spirit and opens me up to Hashem and connecting to the community around and in front of me." - Saul Kaye
"I'm honored to be considered for a project of this depth and breadth. Thank you for the opportunity to contribute!" - Saul Kaye