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Pete Levin

Pete Levin
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Pete Levin is a jazz keyboardist, composer, and horn player with a 15-year association with the Gil Evans Orchestra and an 8-year association with Jimmy Giuffre. As a bandleader, he produced the album Deacon Blues in 2007. He plays Hammond organ, Clavinet, and Moog synthesizer, and he has performed for such film and television scores as Missing in Action, Lean on Me, Silver Bullet, Red Scorpion, The Color of Money, Maniac, Spin City, America's Most Wanted, and Star Trek. He has also written scores of his own for Zelimo and The Dybbuk. He was also was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for writing the official military band arrangement of the U.S. Infantry song.

He has also performed with Aztec Two Step, Jeff Berlin, Carla Bley, Brubeck Brothers, Hiram Bullock, Jimmy Cobb, Billy Cobham, Willie Colón, Kal David, Miles Davis, Angela DeNiro, Robbie Dupress, Rachelle Farrell, Bryan Ferry, Gregory Hines, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Band, Annie Lennox, Tony Levin, Chuck Mangione, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Jaco Pastorius, Nicki Richards, Robbie Robertson, Ali Ryerson, Salt-n-Pepa, David Sanborn, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Paul Simon, Lew Soloff, Jim Weider, Vanessa Williams, and Lenny White.

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http://www.petelevin.com
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Releases on file (11)
Levin Brothers — Levin Brothers Levin Brothers — Levin Brothers
(Lazy Bones Recordings no#, 2014, CD / LP)
Pete Levin — Live at the Iridium Pete Levin — Live at the Iridium
(Iridium Live 008, 2013, CD)
Pete Levin — Jump! Pete Levin — Jump!
(Pete Levin Music PLM1010b, 2010, CD)
Pete Levin — Certified Organic Pete Levin — Certified Organic
(Pete Levin Music PLM008, 2008, CD)
Pete Levin — Deacon Blues Pete Levin — Deacon Blues
(Motema, 2007, CD)
Pete Levin — Icarus Pete Levin — Icarus
(Pete Levin Music PLM006, 2006, CD)
Tony Levin — Resonator Tony Levin — Resonator
(Narada 72438-60554-2-2, 2006, CD)
Tony Levin Band — Double Espresso Tony Levin Band — Double Espresso
(Narada 72435-42523-2-7, 2002, 2CD)
Tony Levin — Waters of Eden Tony Levin — Waters of Eden
(Narada 72438-49132-2-9, 2000, CD)
Pete Levin — A Solitary Man Pete Levin — A Solitary Man
(Gramavision R2-79457, 1991, CD)
Pete Levin — Party in the Basement Pete Levin — Party in the Basement
(Gramavision R2-79456, 1989, CD)

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2017-04-16
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2017-04-16
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2017-02-20
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2017-01-31
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2017-01-30
Seaprog Announces First Artists for 2017 – The organizers of the Seaprog Festival in Seattle have announced the first set of confirmed performers for the 2017 festival. The best known names are Jack o' the Clock and Zero Times Everything, but a host of other bands are featured, mostly from the Northwest. The festival will take place June 2-4, 2017. » Read more


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