Sababa is Steve Brodsky, Robbi Sherwin and Scott Leader...
Steve Brodsky has been a singer, songwriter, Cantorial Soloist, and music educator in the Jewish community for... well, let’s just say it’s been a long time. Steve was a founding member of the seminal Jewish band Mah Tovu. Steve’s original songs are widely used in synagogues, camps, and youth groups across North America, and have been featured on numerous compilations of the best in contemporary Jewish music including Ruach 5761: New Jewish Tunes and Ruach 5763: New Jewish Tunes (both from Transcontinental Music Publications), and Celebrate Kids and The Best of the Celebrate Series (both from Craig n’ Co). Steve’s “real” job is Administrative Director for Sounds Write Productions, the largest wholesale and retail distributor and publisher of Jewish music in North America. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Jill and sons Benjamin and Ari. Don’t miss Steve’s “Shabbat Unplugged” musical service at Congregation Emanuel, now in its ninth year.
Scott Leader is songwriter and performer of original Jewish rock and folk music. His music is featured at many synagogues across the country. An accomplished pianist, Scott began as a song leader for NFTY while growing up in New Jersey, mastering his second instrument - the guitar. At the University of Arizona, he taught music at Temple Emanu-El in Tucson, AZ with friend and music partner, Billy Tiep. Scott and Billy wrote songs together and played across the USA as a duo and with Robbi Sherwin. After graduation, with degrees in GeoScience and Judaic Studies, Scott taught science and music at the Austin Jewish Academy in Austin, TX; was director of Camp Isaiah in Los Angeles; became cantorial soloist at Temple Sinai, Denver, CO; and now serves as the music director of Temple Gan Elohim in Phoenix partnering with Rabbi Lisa Silverstein Tzur. With a Masters in Education in hand, and a rich & varied Jewish music and educational background, Scott is traveling across the country performing concerts, leading services. Scott runs Brick Road Studio a high-end recording facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is one of the most sought-after producers of Contemporary Jewish music today. Scott enjoys living in warm and sunny Scottsdale!
Rockin' Robbi Sherwin hails from "The Live Music Capital of the World," Austin, Texas. A former Air Force brat, Robbi was brought up one of only a handful of Jews in small towns all over the U.S. She's been a NFTY songleader, professional baker, singing telegram deliverer, waitress, breastfeeding educator and still remains an energetic instigator. Robbi serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation B'nai Butte in Crested Butte, Colorado, where she has popularized the "Mountain Minyon" (Shabbat services on skis at 9,800 feet!) and she is in high demand across the US as a cantor and artist-in-residence. Her two CDs of original Jewish music, "Todah LaChem" (Thanks, Y'all!) and "Aish HaKodesh" (the Holy Fire) continue to be favorites around the world, with her music sung in both Jewish and non-Jewish venues. Her energetic hit "Hu Ya'aseh, written with Rich Glauber, is featured on the international release "Voices for Israel II." She has won international Jewish songwriting awards and several of Robbi's songs have been recorded by other artists. Robbi's life-long dream is to sing with Paul Simon (NOT the Senator - the other one), but she's pretty excited about creating great music & ruach with Steve Brodsky and Scott Leader. Robbi is married to "the long-suffering" Mark Jordan, and has two daughters, Jessica & Katy and one son, Sam, and one awesome son-in-law, Ben.