Jamie Marx has served as cantor of Temple Sholom in Broomall, PA, since 2014. His music blends a deep sense of spirituality with a ‘90s rock sensibility, and reflects his cantorial training with a thoughtful treatment of Jewish liturgy and prayers.
His most recent album is Restless Heart released in early 2019. In 2017, he released his first album of Jewish hard rock, In Pursuit, which followed two singles of Jewish pop released in 2015 and 2016 respectively, "Bless This Year" and "Story of Your Dreams." Transcontinental Music selected “Bless This Year” for inclusion in the songbook Chazak v’Ematz: Jewish Songs of Protest and Hope.
He was invited to perform on the Jewish Rock Radio stage at the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial Convention in Boston in December 2017 and was selected as a Jewish Rock Radio Emerging Artist in October 2017. In July 2019, he will be serving as Scholar-in-Residence at the Mifgash Musicale, a training program for cantorial soloists and synagogue musicians.
In Pursuit and Restless Heart were the realization of an idea that came to mind several years ago and got a big jump forward after an appearance on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" in December 2016. On the side, Jamie writes and sells Purim spiels for synagogues and other Jewish organizations.
“Cantor Jamie Marx beautifully co-led Shabbat services alongside our cantors and junior choir, after which he led the congregation in a fabulous performance of his original music.
He was super fun and easy to work with and his music appealed to all ages! If you’re looking to bring musical talent to your congregation, I highly recommend Cantor Jamie Marx! You’ll be so glad you did!”
Cantor Jaime Murley, Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA
“Cantor Marx brought energy, passion, humor and spirit to our Shabbat services! His musical talent combines with his charismatic charm to engage every congregant in singing and worship. Everyone left the sanctuary saying "wow" and humming Shabbat melodies thanks to Cantor Marx!”
Rabbi Nicole Luna, Temple Beth El, Ft Myers, FL
"It’s Still Rock ’n’ Roll to Temple Sholom Cantor" - Jewish Exponent
"Local cantor turns up the volume with new release" - Reporter Online
"Cantor sings spiritual message with ‘Jewish hard rock’" - Chestnut Hill Local
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