2020 CD Release - Incredible Line-Up of Guest Jazz Players.
And I Mean INCREDIBLE!
One of the area’s most respected and sought after keyboard players, Levy has earned the admiration and respect of fans and peers alike for his talent and professionalism. His unique blending of Latin dance rhythm with soulful jazz styles have given his music an unforgettable trademark sound which has earned recognition by local and national and international jazz music experts. He has been described by a fan as “one of a kind when it comes to piano jazz explorations, and his unique playing style is all his own.” His playing is a “lovely delight to savor and enjoy!”
Born in Parana, Brazil, Levy’s first inspiration came when he was given a tape recorder and guitar for his 7th birthday. His musical prodigy was realized when, in two months time, he was composing and performing on the instrument for his friends and family. Within the next two years, he was performing on stages in his hometown for the public.
After being introduced to the piano by his instructors at school, Levy developed a love for the instrument and soon mastered the keys. After graduating from high school and receiving a scholarship and grant to study music in the U.S., Levy relocated to the states where he started his music career as a performer in San Francisco’s top jazz venues.
After a successful stint in California, Levy was invited to relocate to New York City to become a ‘first call’ studio musician for The Hit Factory. There he composed, arranged. and shared the stage with many musical greats. With great demand for his recording sessions and live performances, Levy decided to establish his own recording studio. This experience led to mastering the mechanics of the music business and engineering and producing albums for both clients and himself.
In 2004, Levy relocated to Tampa, Florida and founded a successful recording studio. After producing several albums, Levy decided to shift his focus to forming a band of his own. After four years of searching through local talent for the best players in their fields, he found the perfect chemistry to create a group of musicians dedicated to creating soul inspiring jazz music.
Levy’s group, Level 10 Band, took the area by storm when after only a year together, they decimated the competition in a local radio station contest. After winning the title of “Tampa Bay’s Best Smooth Jazz Band” by CBS Radio, the requests began pouring in for appearances and performances. Since that time, Levy and Level 10 have performed for jazz festivals, city organizations, Carnival Cruise Lines, local jazz clubs, national and international radio stations, and have appeared on FOX, ABC, CBS TV for interviews and live performances. Both Levy’s original compositions and new arrangements of popular songs have been leaders on the jazz charts on CD Baby, Rhapsody and iTunes.
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