Hometown: Cave Creek, AZ
Label: Dared Knot Music, LLC
Management: Karen Herzog
Sounds Like: John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban
Todd Herzog – Artist Profile
Our goal is to bridge the gap between religion and spirituality, between the generations, and between heaven and earth.
Todd Herzog is an artist who takes the raw material of life experiences and creates soulful, spiritual, acoustic pop music along the lines of John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Marc Cohn. The music is not intended solely as entertainment but also to promote healing and change in people’s lives. His songs invite us to slow down and take a closer look at how the simple choices we make each day affect the shape of our journeys. His first album entitled What I Wouldn’t Give deals with grief, healing and a return to life. His Proverbs album takes quotes from the Bible and other philosophical texts and puts them into a modern context, making this wisdom accessible to a wider audience. His latest release, Bridging The Gap, features Todd’s unique versions of traditional liturgy as well as songs that capture the spirituality found in everyday moments.
The music industry has taken notice of Todd’s talents. He has worked with some of the top songwriters in the world, including Burt Bacharach, Dave Koz, Craig Taubman and Harriet Schock. His debut album was named Best Pop Album in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards. His music and voice have been featured in television and film in shows such as The Young & The Restless, All My Children, One Life To Live, Who Wants To Marry My Dad, The Osbournes, and Melrose Place. Todd performed at the URJ Biennial Convention in San Diego. He was featured in the cover story of the very first issue of Chosen magazine, a publication of the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix. He was profiled on NBC’s Arizona Midday Show and he has been a highlighted performer at CAJE and Hava Nashira. Todd worked with students from four different Jewish day schools in the metro Phoenix area to create a special composition called "Hearts To The East" for Israel’s 60th Anniversary, and he was the Artist-in-Residence for Vocal Music at the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest in Minneapolis this August. His live performances have captivated audiences around the country, and his melodies and lyrics are soothing and thought-provoking, appealing to a wide age range.
Please feel free to visit Todd Herzog’s website at: www.toddherzog.com or www.sonicbids.com/toddherzog to learn more about the music of this talented, creative, and special performer. His goal is to bring people together and move them to higher levels of understanding – to truly make a difference in communities across the country and around the world.
“The songs you have written have meaning to all and your heart could be felt with each song. Thank you for sharing part of yourself...”
Hilari Lipkin and Elliot Legow, 150th Sesquicentennial Co-Chair Persons - Congregation Rodef Sholom, Youngstown OH
“Thanks again for a most amazing weekend - the feedback was stellar and people really enjoyed it. I heard from multiple people that they felt so uplifted and spiritual!! I love how you have become part of our KI family!”
Rebekah Watson - Kesher Israel Congregant
“You are the talk of our community this weekend after having made such an impact on everyone who attended, both musically and spiritually. What a joyful night!”
Jack Bielan, Music Director - Valley Outreach Synagogue
“You made our celebration of Israel @65 special and meaningful. I know that everyone who came to either concert enjoyed your music, your presence and left with a special feeling towards you and your sense of spirituality.”
Roberta Matz - Jewish Federation of Delaware
“Todd Herzog’s performance in Delaware truly touched the lives of young and old alike. His ability to connect with multiple audiences with his music and message has left an indelible impression in our community.”
Seth J. Katzen - Jewish Federation of Delaware
“Your music has the beauty and power to touch many souls.”
Margo Wolfson - Temple Shalom
“Mazal tov on the finest Jewish music album I've heard in ages!”
Andrea Jill Higgins - Review of "A Shelter Of Peace"
“I have listened to this album several times and I really love it. The melodies, the vocals, and the arrangements seem to grow richer with each listening. I wish I could create something that would touch people the way this album has touched me...”
Phil Luber - The Concord Gazette
“Todd's version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is haunting and hypnotic and the most amazing version of that song I have EVER heard. It was like the breath of the soul whispering a melody...”
Deborah Sarna - The Pathfinder
““A Shelter of Peace” can help the listener find their peaceful Shabbat shelter amidst the storms of life.”
Adrian Durlester - havanashira.blogspot.com
"This was the best concert we have had in the 16 years I've been doing this! I could sit and listen to Todd Herzog for hours..."
Michelle Soll - Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation, Andover, MA
“I haven't heard anything this mature or heartfelt in a very long while. Todd Herzog is a generous and significant gift to the American Jewish community.”
Pamela Rush - Temple Emanuel, Grand Rapids
“'Bridging The Gap' wins Best Jewish Album of 2009 in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards!”
Just Plain Folks
“Todd's song "You and I" (peformed by saxophonist Michael Lington) reaches #2 on the Smooth Jazz Charts!”
“I believe Todd is one of the rising stars in the contemporary music scene. His vocals are gorgeous as is his beautiful person and spirit.
Temple Beth Avodah loves Todd Herzog.”
Cantor Susan Glickman - Temple Beth Avodah
“Todd has the voice of an angel. His heart is pure, and he has a unique spirit that wanders into the soul and inspires all who are privileged to hear him.”
“Your CD is a triumph and is easily one of the best Jewish releases of the year.”
Sam Glaser - Jewish Artist
“It is the rare person who can really build bridges. Todd makes that happen. He is a community treasure and we are lucky for everything he has given to our kids.”
Rabbi Elana Kanter, Jess Schwartz Community Day School
“Todd Herzog should be staggering home from the Grammys with an armload of awards, trying to hail a cab while fighting off major label executives who are waving contracts in his face.”
Jennifer Layton - Indie-Music.com
“Todd Herzog is among the finest human beings I've ever encountered. His music is beautiful, viscerally pleasing, a medium that reaches those of various ages...”
Dr. Marc Lindner, New Community Jewish High School
“Herzog’s sound merges the heartfelt sincerity of Debbie Friedman’s folk and the energetic youthfulness of Rick Recht’s rock.”
Paul Wieder - JUF News, Chicago
“Todd's ability to work with the camp groups in coordination with our music specialists was simply incredible. He is a true gentleman and would enhance your camping program by leaps and bounds.”
Joey Boime, Director of the St. Louis JCC Day Camp
“Todd Herzog is a striking artist, a kind of triple threat that you don't
find very often...great songwriting, fantastic live performance and that
incredible gift of interpreting a song in such a memorable way. He's got the whole package.
Dave Koz - Rendezvous Entertainment
“Herzog is a master of his voice and craft. He uses these gifts to passionately sing and write about life, and how it is a healing process.”
Ryan T. White - Music Shopper
“Herzog is a craftsman whose full-length CD is impressive for its savvy songcraft, proficient performances and rich, warm production.”