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Jed Levy

Jed Levy

April 15, 2019

Monday 4/15

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Birdland Theater

New York, NY

$20.00 - $30.00

Jed Levy
Saxophonist Jed Levy brings a new quartet to the new Birdland Theater, featuring guitarist Phil Robson, drummer Clarence Penn and bassist Peter Slavov. This new ensemble first assembled for a successful tour of Europe this fall under Phil Robson's name, a tour on which Mr. Levy was given featured billing and contributed half of the original music to the group's repertoire.Culminating in a stellar performance that received critical acclaim at the London Jazz Festival,both men thought this musical association should continue. In the spirit of this collaboration and as the band has continued to perform together, Mr. Levy asked this group to play his Birdland Theater debut.

Jed Levy is no stranger to New York City jazz audiences, or Birdland patrons either. For several years, he played every Sunday night at this famed venue with Afro-Latin jazz legend Chico O'Farrill. Mr. Levy has also performed and/or recorded with a wide and diverse variety of jazz music's finest, including: Jaki Byard, Don Patterson, Jack McDuff, Lonnie Smith, Mike Clark, Don Friedman, Attila Zollar, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, Junior Mance, Shirley Scott, Eddie Henderson, Gene Bertoncini, Cedar Walton, Tom Harrell, Curtis Fuller, Peter Leitch, Bill Mobley Jazz Orchestra, Groove Holmes, and Larry Ridley. In addition to performing as a leader at such New York venues as JALC Dizzy's Club and Mezzrow, his quartet was selected by Jazz at Lincoln Center to tour Central and South America for the U.S. Dept.of State in 2012. This same group played a 16-city concert tour of The People's Republic of China in 2015. This past year, Mr. Levy not only performed in the U.K. but toured as a leader in Italy, performing at festivals in Rome and Andria. Mr. Levy has recorded 10 CDs as a leader on the SteepleChase and Reservoir labels, which showcase mostly his original music. With well over 300 compositions to his name, Mr. Levy's music has also been recorded by The Headhunters, Ron McClure, Eddie Henderson, Don Friedman,Don Falzone, Peter Leitch, Mike Clark, Giuseppe Bassi, and Daniela D'Ercole.