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  • Cantor Hyman J Adler (1886 - d.)
  • Rabbi Ben Zion Shenker (1925 - 2016)
    Ben Zion Shenker, Rabbi Who Wrote Prayer Melodies, Dies at 91 By JOSEPH BERGER NOVEMBER 23, 2016 Rabbi Ben Zion Shenker, regarded as perhaps the leading composer of Hasidic prayer melodies, who...
  • Samuel Shalom Secunda (1894 - 1974)
    Sholom Secunda (4 September [O.S. 23 August] 1894, Aleksandriya, Russian Empire – 13 June[1] 1974, New York) was an American composer of Ukrainian-Jewish descent. Contents [show] Biography[edit] ...
  • Cantor Samuel Vigoda (1892 - 1990)
    By Rabbi Geoffrey Shisler Samuel Vigoda is generally considered to be one of the last of the star Chazanim of the 'Golden Age.' He was born in Dobrzin, near Warsaw where his father was the Chazan/S...

A hazzan or chazzan (Hebrew: חַזָּן ḥazzān, plural ḥazzānim; Yiddish khazn; Ladino hassan) is a Jewish musician or precentor trained in the vocal arts who helps lead the congregation in songful prayer. In English, this prayer leader is often referred to as a cantor.