What Is a Cantor?
Jeremiah Lockwood tells (and demonstrates) the duty and power of a cantor during the synagogue service.
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.