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Friday, October 30, 2020

David Pomeranz on His Jewish Roots, Having An Unorthodox Successful Career and Writing For Broadway

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A multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist, songwriter and performer, the music of David Pomeranz has been recorded and/or performed by the likes of Queen’s Freddie Mercury, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Missy Elliott, John Denver, Mel Brooks, Cliff Richard, Clay Aiken, Donna Summer and Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora. In turn, Pomeranz’s recording and songwriting projects have earned him a total of 22 platinum and 18 gold albums, selling over 40 million records internationally.

As a performer, David Pomeranz earned his record deal as a teenager via Decca Records, first releasing “New Blues” in 1971. In turn, his touring credits include the likes of The Carpenters, George Benson, Steve Martin, Steely Dan, Three Dog Night, Air Supply, Laura Nyro, Randy Newman, Phoebe Snow, Badfinger, Rod Stewart and The Doors. Pomeranz’s popularity as a performer would earn him fans at major studios and agencies, leading him to write music featured in key television projects (e.g. “Homeward Bound”), major films (e.g. “Big”) and theatrical productions (Broadway’s “Scandalous”). This would lead Pomeranz to superstardom in some parts of the world, including unprecedented success in the Philippines that brought him 2 keys to the City of Manila; he is the only international artist to receive a star on the city’s “Eastwood Walk Of Fame.”

Current COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions aside, David Pomeranz continues to keep busy as a recording artist, live performer and composer. I had the opposite to speak with him about this, his Jewish roots, how performing at a Long Island synagogue as a child inspired his path as a professional musician, future career plans and all. Our full chat, as recorded in two parts via Zoom on Sept. 21 is embedded below for your viewing/listening pleasure.

 

 

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