What people have to say

" David Schlossberg’s lyrical, original pieces shine with creative brilliance. He spins traditional Shabbat prayers and zemirot into imaginative, improvisatory jazz pieces for the piano. Listening to David’s music is like hearing Jewish music the way it is meant to sound; that is the magic, discipline, and authenticity of David’s craft. To hear David’s music is to love Jewish melodies with fresh, awakened ears."

- Dr. Tamara Reps Freeman
Holocaust Ethnomusicologist

"I approached Dave and asked if he would help me with songs for an original children’s play I was producing and he graciously said yes, The play uses large animated puppets to tell the story of a crow who decides to leave his home and friends to travel the world. I gave Dave the script and explained the circumstance of the characters that would sing and he wrote the most creative and catchy songs. I was so fortunate to have come in contact with him and the children who attend the play will enjoy the results of his great talent."

- Jim Peck
Producer and Director of plays for young audiences

"The East Brunswick Public Library has had the good fortune of bringing in pianist Dave Schlossberg more than five times in the past two years. Each event was unique and wildly successful--our overflow audiences always wanted more! Dave is both a talented musician and a consummate professional. The depth and range of his piano repertoire is truly awe inspiring. Dave plays flawlessly and seemingly effortlessly. His music is both familiar and new since he gives it his unique flair. Each time he performs at the library, the crowd demands that we bring him back and we are happy to do so. Dave Schlossberg provides a musical program that entertains, feeds the soul, and reminds us all that music truly is the universal language."

- Mary Ellen Firestone
Assistant Library Director, East Brunswick Public Library

"'Piano Dave' Schlossberg is one of the most talented musicians I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge of music, be it Broadway, pop, classical, Great American Songbook, Yiddish/Israeli/the entire gamut of Jewish music, is simply mind-boggling. He can take a simple tune and transform it into an expression from the full range of human experience. No matter what musical setting he is in, he is the heart and soul of it. When he accompanies me as a soloist, I know I have a full partner in our creation."

- Cantor Anna West Ott
Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, NJ

"Dave is a highly gifted pianist in every possible style, an insightful artist, a sensitive and helpful colleague in every way. I write not only for the cantor-conductors who admire him, but the choral singers who love him."

- Cantor Riki Lippitz
Temple Oheb Shalom, South Orange

"Dave Schlossberg is a top drawer pianist /accompanist with a unique skill set. Not only is he a schooled musician with great sight reading capabilities; Dave is an intuitive collaborator who simply "gets" it no matter the genre. Dave is a great improviser. I attended a concert in which he performed improvisations on several popular Israeli tunes, and found his work breathtaking. As an extra added attraction, he's a mensch!"

- Cantor Jack Mendelson
White Plains, NY

"Dave is simply the best pianist I've ever seen and heard live. He inspired me to learn to play the piano. He graciously agreed to play the cocktail reception at my wedding, and to this day, our family and friends still tell me how amazed they were by his performance. Piano Dave is simply the best — professional, talented, and reasonable in price. Your event will be memorable if you hire Piano Dave as your entertainment."

- Jacob Farbman
Trenton, NJ

"I have known Dave Schlossberg for almost ten years. I have been privileged to conduct the Cantors Assembly of the Delaware Valley Ensemble and the Chorus of the Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary, both accompanied by Dave Schlossberg. He is first and foremost a superb pianist, capable of artistic and meticulous performances of difficult and complex printed piano scores. He is always infinitely sensitive to the interpretation of his conductors, responding to tempi and dynamic changes instantly. He is also incredibly skilled at improvising accompaniment parts when presented with lead sheets. He transposes printed parts flawlessly, enabling choruses and soloists to sing pieces with great comfort and with no tension. Dave writes formal accompaniment parts to music when needed, that are elegant, reflecting the spirit and style of the original composition. His piano and vocal arrangements are always clearly notated using computer notation programs with great competence. Most of all, Dave is a wonderful soul, always ready to give his maximum to any musical responsibility he undertakes. I am proud to call Dave Schlossberg a colleague and friend, and I look forward to working with him for many years, in good health, G-d willing!"

- Hazzan David F. Tilman
Associate Professor, H.L. Miller Cantorial School, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

"Piano Dave's repertoire of songs stretches from Broadway show tunes to movie classics. From Rodgers and Hammerstein to Grease, from Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong to Rod Stewart and Billy Joel. His catchy tunes bring out the secret thespian or Broadway star in each of us, rekindling memories of youth and carefree days. In his quiet and unobtrusive way, Dave brings the party to life and you just cannot stop yourself from dancing and singing along. Once you have enjoyed a party with Piano Dave, he is a must have for future events."

- Phiroze Rao
Lawrenceville, NJ

"Dave arrived punctually, at my home, to provide live entertainment for a surprise 50th birthday party. He was very professional and brought a beautiful touch of sophistication and elegance to a party atmosphere. In addition to playing classical, as well as modern-day music, he honored special requests made by my guests. He was simply adored by family and friends; an absolute delight and I would recommend him for any party! Many thanks, Dave, for making my plans for a memorable evening for my husband a success."

- Sue Distefano
Lawrenceville, NJ

"Thank you so very much for all you do here at the Chelsea at East Brunswick. The residents really enjoy your music. By high demand the residents of the Chelsea would love to have you back once a month to play the piano for our birthday celebrations. Your talent on the piano has made such an impact on the residents' lives."

- Lucy Tamayo
Recreation Director, The Chelsea at East Brunswick

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