Author Archives: Jeremiah Lockwood

Jeremiah Lockwood

About Jeremiah Lockwood

Son of composer Larry Lockwood and the grandson of the legendary Cantor Jacob Konigsberg, Jeremiah Lockwood began his musical career playing his guitar and singing on the streets of Manhattan. Jeremiah has worked for years as the front man and composer for The Sway Machinery, a blues/world beat/Cantorial music ensemble.

What Is a Cantor?

What is a cantor? The Jewish prayer leader, also known as a hazzan or chazan, isn’t just a singer–the hazzan is the central figure who conducts weekday, Shabbat, and holiday services in a synagogue. Jeremiah Lockwood of the band The Sway Machinery explains.

You can also read more about the cantor, or watch more videos on MJL.

 

What Is Jewish Music?

Jewish music has a long and varied history, from the Song of Songs to Hasidic niggunim to Leonard Cohen and Joey Ramone. Here, Jeremiah Lockwood of the band The Sway Machinery gives his take about the history of Jewish music, and what defines a Jewish song.

 

 

What Is a Shofar?

What is a shofar? Well, literally it’s a ram’s horn that is hollowed out and sounded leading up to and on the Jewish New Year and High Holy Days. But what is its significance, its deeper meaning, and its spiritual value?

Jeremiah Lockwood, the lead singer of The Sway Machinery and an accomplished shofar-blower himself, explains.

 

 

Jeremiah Lockwood Sings Hineni

Hineni, from the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, is one of the most meaningful and humbling prayers that can be prayed by a human being.

Jeremiah Lockwood, the singer, composer, and lead guitarist for the band The Sway Machinery, recorded this version of the traditional melody.