Episode 181 - “The Difference You Make”
by Marcus Goldhaber
You have an impact.
A Statement from Marcus:
"I wrote The Difference You Make (2015) because I lost my soul brother to suicide in 2012. His name was Wade Fisher and something that I struggled with pretty heavily after he died was shame and guilt. I couldn’t stop thinking about all of the ways I could’ve saved him…all the ways I should’ve saved him. Shortly thereafter, I connected with a wonderful organization called, Samaritans. They embraced my grief in a way I had never experienced before and they invited me to consider all of the times I actually HAD saved him and just not been aware. I began thinking about the potentially life-saving secret impact that we all have on one another other each day and I wanted to write a song that spoke to that powerful dynamic.
If there is anything your listeners take away from this song, my hope is that they realize their own secret life-saving power and to anyone struggling with any kind of mental illness - you are not alone."
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A Hot House Magazine & Broadwayworld.com nominee for “Best Male Vocalist,” and MAC award nominee for “Best Song," Marcus Goldhaber is known as an all around entertainer! His songwriting and intimate approach to The Great American Songbook have garnered acclaim from Jazztimes, labeling Marcus as “Wonderfully imaginative,” while Jazziz says he is “exciting and fresh” and All About Jazz simply proclaims, [Marcus is] “like a plate full of comfort food!”
Currently, Marcus is the host/emcee at a brand new speakeasy Jazz club in Harlem called ROOM 623. For upcoming performances, visit room623.eventbrite.com or follow @room623nyc on Instagram.
Marcus’ NYC performances include Carnegie Hall, 54 Below, Blue Note, Smoke, Iridium, Birdland, Kitano, The Friars Club & The Cutting Room. He has appeared nationally at Catalina (LA), The Lied Center (KS), The Count Basie Theatre (NJ), The Smith Center (Las Vegas), The RRazz Room (PA) and World Café Live (PA). Goldhaber’s NYC residencies include The Renaissance Hotel, Symphony Space, Benjamin Hotel and The Night Hotel.
Marcus has performed with Joe Muccioli’s Red Bank Jazz Orchestra along with w/Deanna Martin and Donny Most and also co-starred in the off-broadway & touring hit musical, “The Wonderful Wizard of Song” (music of Harold Arlen). TV appearances include: “Guiding Light” (CBS) and “The Patriot Act w/Hasan Minhaj.” (NETFLIX). Film soundtracks: How We Got Away With It (Jon Lindstrom) & Going Down In La La Land (Embrem).
His 5 CD’s (Fallen Apple Records) have all received noteworthy press, including a 4-star review from PEOPLE Magazine saying, “Goldhaber will have you giddy one moment, melancholy the next and loving every note.” Marcus has also been featured by Jonathan Schwartz on WNYC and Sirius XM saying, “Goldhaber is excellent…[he’s] filled with ideas!”
A proud supporter of our veterans and active duty service members, Marcus raised $70K through Kickstarter to record and perform “Carry You On,” a album of original patriotic songs aimed at strengthening the relationship between civilians & military veterans. With 50% of album sales going to benefit Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America (iava.org), this project has inspired national momentum around it’s mission to #bridgethegap. Joe Brooks (President/COO Liberty USO) proclaims, “IT’S THE START OF A MOVEMENT!”
Created during a time of quarantine in the global Coronavirus pandemic, A Moment Of Your Time’s mission is to provide a space for expression, collaboration, community and solidarity. In this time of isolation, we may have to be apart but let’s create together.
Concept by Jenny Curtis
Theme music by Chris Porter
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