“I travel through Connecticut all the time and if I am having a bad day, there is nothing better than to listen to David’s music. It calms me down.”

– Beau Doherty, President of Special Olympics Connecticut,


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City Snowfall

15 Jan , 2018  

For those who like snowstorms, I’d like to share a song and a video that I wrote several years ago while sitting inside our home looking out and being inspired by the beauty of G-d’s artistry in a blizzard – and some comments – please send yours: Click to go to the comments section

David Gurwitz – Live In New York, March 12, 2016

11 Jan , 2017  

Press Release

16 Jun , 2015  

New York Artist David Gurwitz Releases First Inspirational Album June 18, 2015 Bronx-born and New York native David Gurwitz has had a diverse history, from semi-pro basketball to financial expert on market cycles. Through it all, music has always been a passion. “Basketball was my sport, growing up and in school. I practiced dribbling the ball every […]

“China” — Recorded January 2008

10 May , 2015   Video

Birth of a song. New composition

22 Mar , 2015   Video

“Hear the Children” – Dedicated to the Athletes of Special Olympics

22 Mar , 2015   Video

Special Olympics Benefit Concert – June 11, 2009 – “The Race”

22 Mar , 2015   Video

Special Olympics Benefit Concert – Trailer

22 Mar , 2015   Video

“Never Give Up Hope”  

“Connecting With Kids”

22 Mar , 2015  

Connecting with kids by Ellie Einhorn and Shana D. Lebowitz Two Brandeis alumni, a former Brandeis basketball coach and their creative efforts to benefit children and teens across the globe Link to Original David Gurwitz ’76, a lawyer in New York state, just released his first album, ‘Hear the Children.’ Some of Gurwitz’s songs focus […]

CBS-TV New York Morning Show

15 Jun , 2009  

June 15, 2009

What people are saying:

“That’s some beautiful music and videography David! Wow!”– James


“Thank you for a most beautiful composition and video”– Aba


“Hi David,
Beautiful it touches the soul.”– Pinches


“David, I love both – pictures and music. You are a great artist. Congratulations!”– Felix


“Your music should be mandatory in every dentist office. Soothing and relaxing and even warming on a frigid soon to be snow blast day” – Mel


“I travel through Connecticut all the time and if I am having a bad day, there is nothing better than to listen to David’s music. It calms me down.”– Beau Doherty, President of Special Olympics Connecticut,


“I listen to David’s music as I write. Inspiring!”– David B.


“This music touches my soul every time I hear it. In David’s composotions, the silence in each song is music in it of itself,which adds to its beauty.”– Lauren G.


“David your music is amazing and just wonderful – I was nearly brought to tears.”– Mike Hedrick — Athlete, Special Olympics Connecticut


“Absolutely beautiful…what a gift.”– Jessica B.


“Just beautiful music”– Ilan


“Listened to the CD at least 3 times and I really have enjoyed it.”– Rodney


“I enjoyed listening to your music and admired your generosity.”– Chris T.


“Your music is unbelievable. Keep up the great work.”– Kenneth B.


“Thank you. I really enjoy the tranquility of the music. Very beautiful!”– Gregg P.


“Wow! Awesome! You are remarkably talented & this is truly wonderful.”– Alison H.


“The CD is terrific .. it’s very mellow, relaxing and soothing.”– Leonitha F.F


“I’ve been listening to you music and it is great. God has given you a talent to share with the world.”– ralph d.


“It is quite a good listen .. very therapeutic .. well done.”– Samer H


“It is soooo peaceful and relaxing.”– Sean E.


“It’s an uplifting way to de-stress afer a long day.”– Jeff A


“It really is such beautiful music – it really is penetrating.”– Chezkie




“If you ever choose the play live I am there.”– Peter


“It is just wonderful music. I have had it in my car CD player and we have listened to it over and over again.”– Sam P. J


“LOVE the cd!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – only listen to stuff in my car”– Terrie M. W


“You must be in heaven when you are playing .. This is the most wonderful music – I could feel the moments when you were just lost in the trance of your feelings and notes.”– Molly


“I think it is the best background music in the world!”– Roger


“The music is really beautiful.”– Zev B


“I took piano lessons many years ago, and your music reminds me of the classical pieces that my teacher would play. I especially like “Motherhood” – there’s something really special about it.”– Sara K


“.. the piano mastery is captivating.”– Lenny


“.. melodies so calming and soothing – what a perfect way to relax after a tough day! Yet others were so energizing, infusing you with joy and hope! Hear the Children’ has become a permanent resident in our stereo. We profoundly enjoy this music and can’t ”– Mr & Mrs S.


“It is wonderful to listen to and the last song just blows me away .. maybe you have created the fountain of youth!”– Marlene


“.. impressed with the depth and hopefulness that came through your music to embrace the listener.”– Gail


“Your music is beautiful .. I hear compassion or love or some type of deep feeling in it.”– Johnny W


“Relaxing, elevating, refreshing and inspirational .. it is just excellent – an incredible stress reliever to boot!”– Jeff


“Soothing and lovely.”– Lynne M


“Every note he composes comes from deep emotion and every note he plays comes from his heart. His joy of creating music is both boundless and contagious and is a palpable, positive force for all it touches.”– John L


“You are an amazing pianist and composer. I am thoroughly impressed and blown away.”– Navid Si


“I find your compositions to be very evocative and moving. I love the way you move up and down the scales, and transition from one mood to another.”– Emma S


“Your music soothes my brain.”– Lynne T


“I am sitting here listening to your CD for about the 10th time in the last 18 hours. It is remarkable.”– Mark U


“in my car and on constantly!!!”– Timothy Von F


“Highly inspirations and uplifting, with a keen mood capture that is both relaxing and deeply moving, while still open to individual interpretations. This is the hallmark of truly good music.”– Dave P

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    Two NYC boys, from different backgrounds, brought together by basketball. 

    David Gurwitz & Oliver Taylor muse about all things sports and mentoring, in a heartwarming blog. 

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    Oliver's court

    Two NYC boys, from different backgrounds, brought together by basketball. Our life long journey and friendship continues to this day. We hope you enjoy our blog about all things sports and mentoring.







    Fox 5 Atlanta Interview with Ron Gant

    “It was an honor to be interviewed by baseball great Ron Gant, host of Good Day Atlanta. David and I took Ron to Memorial Middle School, to shoot around and talk about mentoring, then and now.”







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    Podcast #2 The Hardest Thing About Mentoring (10:38)

    Podcast #3 Trust – The Key to Being a Role Model (4:59)

    Podcast #4 Learning to be a Public Figure (7:50)

    Podcast #5 How to Motivate Girls vs. Boys (16:35)

    Podcast #6 Dealing with Distractions (12:04)

    Podcast #7 A Big Milestone (4:06)

    Podcast #8 Oliver’s Childhood & Mom (11:23)


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    Please contact us to reserve one and to receive a discount. 

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    David In Atlanta

    20 Nov , 2017  

    David visited Oliver in his school near Atlanta and interviewed the principal, the athletic director and some of the students whose lives have been impacted by Oliver.

    Grandfathers’ Free Throw Challenge

    31 Oct , 2017

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    31 Aug , 2017  

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    Teaching Taylor Part I: Mentorship coming full circle

    29 May , 2016  

    By Sean Saint Jacques  @SSaintj7 on May 23, 2016 Sean Saint Jacques tells the extraordinary story of former Seton Hall basketball star Oliver Taylor and the mentor that changed his life forever. This is the first part of a three part series. Part I: Meeting a Mentor and the journey to Seton Hall Oliver Taylor […]

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    28 May , 2016  

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    Teaching Taylor Part III: The mentee becomes the mentor

    27 May , 2016  

    By Sean Saint Jacques  @SSaintj7 on May 25, 2016 The conclusion of the Oliver Taylor story as told by Sean Saint Jacques. Oliver and David discuss what they are up to now and how they continue to grow every day. In suburbs of Atlanta, Taylor is a deputy sheriff and helps kids at Salem High […]

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    25 May , 2016   Video

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    3 Apr , 2016  

    Steve Politi | NJ Advance Media for NJ   Oliver Taylor (20) is carried off the floor after sinking the winning lay-up with one second left giving No. 21 Seton Hall a 70-69 victory over Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden, Friday, March 8, 1991, New York. (AP […]

    Oliver Taylor and David Gurwitz Interview

    23 Jan , 2016  

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    Dana Roc Interview

    10 May , 2015  

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    David Gurwitz  founded Brothers in Giving (B.I.G.).

    David welcomes all who are moved to join in these efforts to contact them as the Brothers in Giving B.I.G. Organization expands its reach worldwide.  These kids need our help!

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    David shares his stories with Red & Rinks, two men who guided and shaped his life.

    What Red Taught Me

    29 Jan , 2017  

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    10 May , 2015  

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