Six13 is a groundbreaking, six-man a cappella vocal band that is bringing an unprecedented style and energy to Jewish music, with nothing but the power of the human voice.
Juxtaposing the traditional and the contemporary, Six13 is anchored by a strong Jewish identity, fueled by soulful harmonies, intricate arrangements and their signature dynamic, full-band-like sound, and driven by a mission to connect Jews around the world with their heritage through music. The band is uniquely comprised of members from varied Jewish denominations and upbringings, creating an entertainment experience that has been universally acclaimed across the globe by Jewish organizations and individuals from equally varied backgrounds and generations.
The New York City-based group is an international phenomenon both online, where their videos have been viewed over 20 million times, and in traditional media, having been featured in national
television and press like The Today Show, The View, CBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Time Magazine and more. They performed at the White House for a private audience of President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and three Supreme Court justices (including RBG Z"L), and both Billy Joel and Bruno Mars liked Six13's Passover adaptations of their songs enough to post them on their own Facebook pages.
Eight award-winning albums have landed Six13 among the top Jewish music artists on iTunes and Spotify. Music from those albums has been adapted by choirs worldwide, played on mainstream radio across the globe, and selected for ten “best-of” compilations to date. Six13 has received distinctions and accolades from Jewish organizations like the National Council of Young Israel and Moment Magazine, and awards from musical organizations like the Harmony Sweepstakes and the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America. They are three-time finalists in casting for NBC’s prime-time hit “The Sing-Off”.
Six13 has made appearances around the world for millions, to rave reviews and standing ovations. They’ve played the White House, the Chabad Telethon, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, and multiple times traversed New York’s Fifth Avenue in the Salute to Israel Parade, headlined the North American Jewish Choral Festival, and sang for major league sporting events at Shea Stadium, Citi Field, Madison Square Garden and Dolphin Stadium. Each year, the group visits dozens of Jewish communities, providing entertainment appropriate for Shabbat or any other day of the week at congregations, religious schools, JCCs, Federations, fundraising events, B’nai Mitzvah and private affairs alike.
WHY ARE WE CALLED SIX13?
Jewish tradition teaches that there are a total of 613 mitzvot (literally, "commandments") to follow in order to live a good life and make the world a better place. (Here's a list of all 613!)
This, of course, makes 613 a special number to the Jewish people, and, in turn, to us -- a group whose work and whose identity centers around our Jewish heritage.
We create our music with nothing but voices -- six of them, to be exact.
Combining those two notions gave birth to our name: Six13!