“One doesn’t hear Yonatan Shlagbaum as much as experience his front and center brand of musical energy. Regardless if he’s adding “simcha to a simcha” or electrifying an audience at a concert, Yonatan has become the “go to guy” for both band leaders and producers looking for a sure thing.
While his name didn’t really connect with the collective consciousness of Jewish music fans until after he won the highly coveted first prize in Oorah’s new talent search, Yonatan has been entertaining audiences since age 13 when he formed an accapella group in Toronto, Canada. Fast forward to 2013 where you can find Yonatan and his wife and children in Teaneck, NJ. Good thing it’s in close proximity to the five boroughs of NY and three major NY airports, as Yonatan’s performance calendar keeps him in perpetual motion.
What sets him apart from countless other singers is that he isn’t a singer as much as he’s a performer. Regardless if it’s a wedding in Toronto, an organizational dinner in L.A or a Chol Hamoed concert in Miami, Yonatan connects with listeners because they sense he’s enjoying the performance as much as they are.
No matter if the tune is a ballad or up tempo piece, Yonatan’s fresh sound and dynamic vocal range eke every drop of soul out of both the words and melody-small wonder his vocals were so well received on numerous albums including A Gut Yohr, Yoni Stern, Can’t Wait For Shabbos Project and most recently his brand new hit single Ki Ein, which can be downloaded at his new website www.yonatanshlagbaum.com”