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Artist Profile: Greg Silverman

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Dr. Greg Silverman is a multi-faceted musician, teacher and speaker, devoting his work to the kingdom of God. The following is an edited excerpt from his biography found on his website, gregsilverman.com:

Greg brings the Message of Yeshua the Messiah to both Jew and Gentile Believers through his anointed Worship Music, Music and Worship Seminars, and powerful Biblical Teachings regarding the Jewish roots of the faith. Greg’s love and enthusiasm for the Messiah Yeshua and for God’s people are evident in every teaching, concert, choral workshop, and speaking presentation he gives.

Having gained an interesting perspective on both Christianity and Judaism from growing up in an interfaith home, Greg remembers accepting Yeshua while visiting his grandmother’s church at eight years of age. Praise the LORD for a praying grandmother! As a teenager and college student he attended a wide variety of churches and gained a proficiency in gospel piano and singing during these years. He graduated from college at the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in both Vocal Jazz & Gospel Music as well as Psychology. In Spring 2000, Greg was hired as an assistant music director to well-known gospel musician, Ron Metcalf, in New York City. While working with Ron, Greg was encouraged to seek out the Jewish people who knew Jesus. Little did Greg know that there even was a Messianic Jewish movement, let alone that God would one day call he and his wife into full time Messianic Jewish ministry.

In 2001, while studying classical choral conducting for a Master’s degree at Temple University, Greg was invited by a friend to visit Congregation Beth Yeshua in Philadelphia, PA. From the moment he arrived, he felt spiritually as though he had “come home.” Within a year of joining the synagogue, he met his beautiful wife, Rosa, who had been in the congregation for several years prior to Greg’s arrival. Greg and Rosa have joyfully become a quartet together with their two wonderful sons!

Greg ministered full time at Congregation Beth Yeshua from 2004-2010. In Summer of 2010, the Silverman family moved out west to Tucson, Arizona where Greg had been accepted into the prestigious University of Arizona doctoral program in Choral Conducting. Greg completed the doctoral degree in December 2013, and presently is the President of his own ministries. The purpose of Greg Silverman Ministries, Inc. (501c3 charitable organization) is to: 1) Share the Good News of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) with both Jews & Gentiles, 2) Lead in excellent praise and worship both live and through media, 3) Train & equip other musicians and worship artists, and 4) Connect the Messianic Movement and the Church.

Greg has had opportunities to minister across the country and internationally, and he has been a worship leader at the national MJAA Messiah Conferences for about a decade. Broadcast appearances include TBN, Daystar, Jewish Voice, and the Inspiration Network. Greg released his first full-length album of original Messianic Jewish Music entitled Dry Bones in 2004, Revive in 2007, and two new singles None Like You and Floodgates in 2010. The ministry is on the verge of releasing a documentary movie about a piece of Hebrew classical choral music and Greg’s experience as a choral conductor, the Sacred Service Project.


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Remember to download the entire Echad Records volume 2 compilation on Noisetrade. It features 11 original songs from Messianic Jewish artists. You can also download our mobile app to experience Messianic Jewish music wherever you go, and get news and updates delivered directly to your mobile device.

Artist Profile: Jonathan Lane

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With a passion to carry Messianic music to the greater Christian community, Jonathan Lane is striving to mix modern sounding music with traditional Jewish and Messianic Jewish ideas. The debut EP release, “Come My Beloved” offers 4 of the 5 tracks based on traditional liturgy from the traditional Jewish prayer book. Most recently, Jonathan has been recording and releasing singles. His most recent offering is a musical rendering of “Psalm 36”.

Currently Jonathan is the praise and worship leader at Sha’arey Tzion (Gates of Zion) Messianic Synagogue in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he has been for the past few months. He’s been leading worship for fifteen years and enjoys every minute of it. His first Messianic Worship Leading position was in Mobile, Alabama, at Congregation Tree of Life and then at Congregation Beit Israel (also in Mobile). Leading others into the presence of Adonai is what it’s all about; lifting up the name of the Lord.


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Remember to download the entire Echad Records volume 2 compilation on Noisetrade. It features 11 original songs from Messianic Jewish artists. You can also download our mobile app to experience Messianic Jewish music wherever you go, and get news and updates delivered directly to your mobile device.

Artist Profile: Deborah Kline and Vince Iantorno

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Deborah was born in New York to a Jewish Father and Puerto Rican mother. She moved to Puerto Rico at the age of 9 where she began her singing career on television and was nicknamed La Pequena Gigante (The Little Giant) because of her tiny frame and big voice. She also sang as a soloist in a Catholic choir. After moving back to the States at the age of 15, she strayed away from church altogether. She moved to California with her parents a few years later and began singing in nightclubs, did studio work for producers such as Humberto Gatica and Paul Anka, soloed on various commercials such as 7 Up, C&H sugar and numerous others. She also met and married her husband Vince (Guitar player / songwriter and arranger). In 1999, after losing a child, Deborah’s mother, and other family tragedies, feeling out of control, Deborah and Vince were invited to a church service where during worship she started crying like a baby!!! They both gave their hearts to the L-rd that day, and soon became worship leaders themselves, leading in different churches and venues.

Along the way of growing in the L-rd, while reading scripture, Deborah began wondering what was the connection between being Jewish and a believer in Jesus. She decided to get to know Him as Yeshua, learning scripture through a Jewish perspective (after all, her Great Grandfather and all before him on her father’s side were Cantors)! Their passion for the Lord, and heart for the unsaved Jew and Gentile have brought this couple to ministering G-d’ s grace, love, and mercy through their music. “I broke down my guard during worship… and pray that others may experience the same surrender through the music that Adonai has given us” Deborah said.” Deborah and Vince’s lyrics, powered by Adonai’s word and put together with a fresh musical approach of Latin rhythms, R&B and worship ballads, inspire listeners through the hope of His promise.


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Remember to download the entire Echad Records volume 2 compilation on Noisetrade. It features 11 original songs from Messianic Jewish artists. You can also download our mobile app to experience Messianic Jewish music wherever you go, and get news and updates delivered directly to your mobile device.

Artist Profile: Angela Taylor

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From Angela:
“I live in Orlando, Florida with my husband Mark, and I work part time as a nurse. In my spare time, I have been writing Messianic music, inspired by my love for Yeshua and for the Jewish people. I started to sing songs to Adonai when I was about 11 years old, after I got my first guitar, and I have been doing so ever since. I enjoy playing in an acoustic style, and I prefer to sing slower, meaningful songs.

I also love to write poetry, and a few of the songs I have written were first written as a poem and then turned into the song. Paper Faces is one of these songs; II decided one day that it might make a good song and so put it to music, about 5 years after the poem was written. I love working with teenagers and inspiring them to seek after God, and I have used this poem/song many times when teaching them the importance of being true to themselves, and loving people around them.

Some other hobbies of mine include bike riding with my husband, growing vegetables in my garden, and decorating around the house. I hope that all of my music can help inspire people to seek after God and to love one another. I plan on writing more messianic music, because it is something I feel called to do.”


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We look forward to hearing more music by this talented musician!

Remember to download the entire Echad Records volume 2 compilation on Noisetrade. It features 11 original songs from Messianic Jewish artists. You can also download our mobile app to experience Messianic Jewish music wherever you go, and get news and updates delivered directly to your mobile device.

Artist Profile: 3b4jHoy

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Sisters Heather, Dominique, and Claudette have been singing as a group since 2001 when they released their very first album entitled “You’re Worthy Lord”. Back then, their group’s name was just “Joy”, a name that fit their bubbly personalities perfectly. Joy travelled nationally and internationally ministering and promoting ‘You’re Worthy Lord’ for two years before they returned to the studio to record their sophomore album, “Only U.”

“Only U” showcased the sisters’ songwriting and vocal arrangement skills and inspired the creation of a new name for the group, “jHoy”. Things only got busier for the ladies as they began the promotion of “Only U”. This album opened the door for them to perform on The Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors on TV One where they were privileged to meet and share the stage with Smokie Norful, Trinity 5:7, 21:03 and J. Moss. They have also opened for popular gospel artists like Vicki Winans, Papa San, and many more. jHoy was ready to start their promising career in the Gospel music arena, but God had other plans.

In 2011, the sisters began attending Mishkan David Messianic Congregation in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The truth of the Word of God changed their musical sound and, once again, their name. jHoy became “3b4jHoy”, which represents the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit going before jHoy. In 2012, 3b4jHoy debuted their new Messianic musical sound at AMF in North Carolina. Ever since then, they have been ministering at various events, sharing the truth of Messiah Yeshua.

Currently, the sisters are the praise and worship leaders of Just Life Messianic Ministries and also members of the praise team at Mishkan David Messianic Congregation.


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Remember to download the entire Echad Records volume 2 compilation on Noisetrade. It features 11 original songs from Messianic Jewish artists. You can also download our mobile app to experience Messianic Jewish music wherever you go, and get news and updates delivered directly to your mobile device.

Artist Profile: How To Fly

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How To Fly is a musical project by Isaac Faraco formed with the intention of singing songs relevant to the Body of Messiah. With messages of self sacrifice and rising above the environment, How To Fly hopes to lead an anthem of passion and inspiration for the people of God. How To Fly’s music would best be described as Coldplay meets Angels & Airwaves, with catchy hooks and soaring vocals layered over atmospheric instrumentation and melodies.


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Remember to download the entire Echad Records volume 2 compilation on Noisetrade. It features 11 original songs from Messianic Jewish artists. You can also download our mobile app to experience Messianic Jewish music wherever you go, and get news and updates delivered directly to your mobile device.

Artist Profile: The Trees Will Know

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The Trees will Know is a new band that has grown out of an older band. David Kasdan and Mark Ericsson bring you acoustic & folk rock that makes you think!


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Remember to download the entire Echad Records volume 2 compilation on Noisetrade. It features 11 original songs from Messianic Jewish artists. You can also download our mobile app to experience Messianic Jewish music wherever you go, and get news and updates delivered directly to your mobile device.

Artist Profile: Tamrah Aeryn-Alexander

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Tamrah Aeryn-Alexander is a gifted, classically trained pianist, self-taught guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist, who has been composing music since she can remember. Starting her musical debut on the secular Alternative music scene as Tamrah Aeryn, she recorded the full-length album “Typical Gurl” with London producer Lionel Hicks for the European label, ‘Massacre’, before turning her life around and making the transition to Messianic Judaism.

After moving to Pensacola, Florida, Tamrah became a member of Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue under the direction of Rabbi Eric Tokajer–Inspired by the music she heard there, she soon joined their praise and worship team where she met singer-songwriter Natasha Kraus-Reynolds who was leading worship at the time. Dually inspired by Natasha’s dynamic voice and unique story, Tamrah began to write Messianic songs for her to sing, and over the course of the next 2 years, Tamrah produced the albums, “In the Beginning” (2009), and “Children of the Light” (2010) with songs written by Natasha Kraus-Reynolds, Tamrah Aeryn, and Jonathan Lane.

Now after numerous requests, Tamrah has finally produced and released “A Place in HIM”, an album of her own original and inspired music. Poignant and deeply personal, the album is a unique testimony to G-d’s constant presence in the lives of those who truly seek Him. The album contains 14 songs which amount to over an hour of beautifully crafted, original Alternative Messianic music that will inspire you in your walk with the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Aside from writing music, Tamrah is the music director and praise and worship leader at Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue in Pensacola Florida, along with singer-songwriter Aja Parish.


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Find more music by Tamrah at her official website: tamrahaeryn-alexander.com

Remember to download the entire Echad Records volume 2 compilation on Noisetrade. It features 11 original songs from Messianic Jewish artists. You can also download our mobile app to experience Messianic Jewish music wherever you go, and get news and updates delivered directly to your mobile device.

Artist Profile: Natasha Kraus-Reynolds

Natasha Profile Picture Natasha was born and raised in the small Latin American country of Panama, to parents of Jewish ancestry. As it happened to many Jewish people throughout the world, Natasha’s family lost their traditions and became assimilated. Her parents raised her in the Christian faith. After turning her back on G-d and in need of salvation, as a young adult, Natasha rediscovered her faith as a Messianic Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus), The Messiah. As a Messianic Jewish believer she began to trust G-d, as she was able to better understand how The Creator of the Universe loves us so greatly, that he keeps all of His words and all of His promises from old. It was amazing for her to see how He knew from the beginning how His plan of redemption to the world would be carried out by means of our Jewish Messiah, as it is written in the Tanakh, the book of the prophet Isaiah, Chapter 59 verse 20 and expounded in Romans 11.

Natasha is especially thankful for her friend, co-writer and producer, Tamrah Aeryn Alexander, a gifted classically trained pianist and self-taught guitarist, who has very graciously worked with her on three albums: “In The Beginning”, “Children of the Light” and “Mi Kamocha” מי כמכה (Who is like You). “I Prepare Myself” is a song included in Children of the Light. This dynamic music will grip your soul and inspire you in your walk with G-d. It is a powerful and healing praise and worship experience for Jews and Christians alike.

Through this music, Natasha hopes that lives would be moved, people would turn to the one true G-d, the G-d of Israel, and that many would be changed by the liberating power of the Most High to live as “B’nei HaOr” or “Children of the light”, as written in Ephesians 5:8-10.

Learn more about Natasha at her official website and find more music from her at CD Baby.

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Remember to download the entire Echad Records volume 2 compilation on Noisetrade. It features 11 original songs from Messianic Jewish artists. You can also download our mobile app to experience Messianic Jewish music wherever you go, and get news and updates delivered directly to your mobile device.

Artist Profile: Gautier Vervoitte

Gautier Vervoitte Profile Picture Gautier Vervoitte started playing the guitar when he was 16 years old. He is also a photographer, husband, and father to 5 children. You can find more of his music for free on Soundcloud, and follow all his updates on Google+.

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Remember to download the entire Echad Records volume 2 compilation on Noisetrade. It features 11 original songs from Messianic Jewish artists. You can also download our mobile app to experience Messianic Jewish music wherever you go, and get news and updates delivered directly to your mobile device.