MP3 Emil Skobeloff - Jonah's Songs
Emil sings about life''s travails, special moments and human passions, and sings them with a palpable, passionate and visceral intensity that moves the listener to share the moment.
13 MP3 Songs
WORLD: Judaica, FOLK: Gentle
Emil Skobeloff is a native of the Philadelphia area. He received his vocal training from Mary Romig deYoung, who was a mainstay on the faculty at the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts. Under her direction, he developed his vocal skills, and performed live, and on local television for years. Emil received cantorial training as a protégé to Cantor Sigmund Blass, a Hungarian survivor of the Holocaust. Cantor Blass'' passionate style opened the door to emotional and spiritual interpretations of liturgical music. While attending the Beth Jacob Hebrew Day School in Philadelphia, Emil was exposed to Gospel music in South Philadelphia on Sunday mornings, coming to and from choir practice. He was captivated by the passionate, visceral intensity of Gospel music. Combining the fervor of Cantor Blass'' lessons and the poignant intensity of Gospel music, Emil began his quest for musical styles and interpretations that expose the core of human passions, experiences and frailties. Emil sings music that conveys a story about life''s travails, and human passions. He says, "Music has always been an escape for me, where I can lose myself in the emotion of lyrics and emerge cleansed, refreshed and renewed."