The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga in conjunction with B’nai Zion and Mizpah Congregations is presenting Craig Taubman and his band in concert on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. The concert will take place at B’nai Zion Congregation, 114 McBrien Road, in Chattanooga. General seating tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children aged 5 through 12 years old. Discount ticket prices are available for groups of 10 or more people by contacting Ann Treadwell, 493-0270 ext. 13. Tickets can be purchased at the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga by phone or in person. The Federation is located at 5461 North Terrace Road, 493-0270.
Based in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter Craig Taubman is a leader in the field of contemporary Jewish music. Through his independent label/production company, Craig n’Company, Taubman performs family friendly music at sold-out concerts across the country and has produced 11 albums, and over 50 recordings. Craig Taubman began his career as a teenager. He attended UCLA, Northridge University and the University of Judaism in Los Angeles and spent two years at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Taubman performed for Prime Minister Menachem Begin, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, and other dignitaries during this early period. His eclectic musical style bridges traditional Jewish themes and ancient teachings with passages and the experiences of contemporary Jewish life. Craig’s top-selling releases include Friday Night Live, composed for a special Shabbat service held once a month at Sinai Temple with Rabbi David Wolpe in Los Angeles. His music features everything from the new Celebrate Jewish Lullabies, to Rock n Toontown. Craig has also enjoyed a successful career in television and film. He composed and directed music for the Fox children’s series Rimba’s Island, the critically acclaimed HBO animated series Happily Ever After, and Shari Lewis’s PBS series, Charley Horse Pizza. His music has been featured at the Coca Cola Olympic Pavilion in Atlanta as well as in the Paramount Pictures feature film Andre, New Line Cinema’s Pinocchio, and Disney’s animated short film Recycle Rex. His songs have been recorded by such respected artists as Chita Rivera and Jennifer Holliday. Craig’s sell-out concerts draw thousands of fans at such respected venues as Ravinia in Chicago, Valley Forge in Pennsylvania, Westbury Music Fair in New York, the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and three special performances at the White House.
This Craig Taubman concert is made possible in part by the support of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life. The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga and its programs are open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation. The Jewish Federation builds and fosters a strong unified Jewish community and strives to ensure its well-being and continuity locally, in Israel, and throughout the world.