Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mendy Jacobson - Dance With It - Music Video

While so many aspiring singers proudly proclaim that they have music in their blood, for Mendy Jacobson, a talented young artist from Brooklyn, that statement is very likely true.  Mendy’s family tree includes some very well known names in the Jewish music industry including Eli Gerstner, Srully Williger, Rivi and Eli Schwebel and composer Yitzy Waldner and with the release of his two track promotional album, Dance With It, Mendy hopes to firmly cement his place as an up and coming star in the Jewish music industry.

Mendy first began singing as a child of four, recording his performances on cassette tape and continued singing at Bar Mitzvahs, dinners and in yeshiva.  After his Bar Mitzvah, Mendy focused on his learning for several years, but by the time he reached his late teens he realized that music was an integral part of his life.  He began singing again, using his gifts to bring happiness to others: at simchos, boosting the spirits of the sick and forming a children’s choir that performed at the Montreal City Hall.  With each performance, people have taken note of Mendy, who has appeared on the Soul II Soul stage, at a Lag B’Omer parade attended by 4,000 people and in the wildly popular Ya’alili video.

A strong believer in the power of song, Mendy’s focus is on the joy and happiness that music can bring, hoping to create music that will appeal to children, teenagers and adults alike.  Mendy hopes to infuse new flavor into Jewish music, something that is fresh and today while still maintaining the beauty and integrity that defines Jewish music.  Not only does Mendy breathe new life into every song he sings, he has several original compositions under his belt as well.