ABOUT

Grant Levin is a jazz pianist and composer based in San Francisco. Born in San Diego, California, he began studying the piano at age 5. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. After graduation, he joined the faculty of the music department at California State University, Chico, where he taught for 3 years.

Levin has worked with numerous renowned musicians including: John Santos, Eric Wyatt, Noel Jewkes, and Stacy Dillard. He has performed at notable venues such as: Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ Center (San Francisco), Bird and Beckett (SF), Mildred Owen Concert Hall (Pacifica), Yoshi’s (Oakland), Cafe Stritch (San Jose).

discography includes
  • “This Next Moment is for You” Hip-Hop Instrumentals, 2018
  • ‘The Forest Through the Trees” with Jaz Sawyer, Eugene Warren, Trevor Kinsel, Tekanawa ‘Rufus’ Haereiti, Ryan Newman, 2018
  • “Reunification” Instrumental Hip-Hop with co-producer Andolis, 2018
  • “Effervescence” with Jules Broussard, Noel Jewkes, Chris Amberger, Jeff Minnieweather, Louis Sweatt, 2018
  • “Sunlight in Fog City” Instrumental Hip-Hop, 2018
  • “Grant Levin Trio, Live in California” with Greg D’Augelli and Lew Langworthy , 2018
  • “Ear of the Beholder” Instrumental Hip-Hop, 2018
  • “Grant Levin Trio, Live in Chico” with Greg D’Augelli and Lew Langworthy, 2018
  • “Ensconced” Instrumental Hip-Hop, 2018
  • “Unspoken” Instrumental Hip-Hop, 2018
  • “Legacy” Steve Heckman, 2016
  • “From Me to You With Love” Don Allen Hunley with Charles Thomas, Malachi Whitson, 2016
  • “Exotica” Kay Kostopolous with Noel Jewkes, 2016
  • “A Red Thread of Destiny” Dear Home Duet (Johanna Nilsson and Grant Levin), 2015
  • “Cheap Rent” Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, 2015
  • “Two For the Road” Molly Mahoney, 2015
  • “Inter Umtrumque” Grant Levin (piano), Chris Amberger (bass), Rufus Haereiti (drums), Greg D’Augelli (soprano sax), 2015
  • “Live at the Hillside Club” with The Erik Jekabson Quartet & John Santos with Grant Levin, John Wiitala & Smith Dobson, 2014
  • “Noel Jewkes Quartet, Vol. II feat. Kay Kostopoulos & Grant Levin” with Chris Amberger, Adam Gay, Bryan Bowman, 2014
  • “The Changing Scene” Bay Tones Trio with Ollie Dudek, Omar Aran, and special guest Terrance Tony, 2014
  • “Jazz Combustion Uprising” David Elaine Alt, 2013
  • “Keepers of the Flame” with Dave Bendigkeit, Akira Tana, Chris Amberger, 2013
  • “Something Cool” Wanda Stafford with Noel Jewkes, Lorca Hart, Chris Amberger, Bob Switzer, 2011
  • “Homespun” with Fred Randolph, Bryan Bowman, 2011
  • “Hawkeye” with Sam Bevan, Masaru Koga, Bryan Bowman, 2010
  • “Cool Like The Breeze” Victor Martin and Allison Scull, 2010
  • “Riego” with Rocky Winslow, Greg D’Augelli, Chris Amberger, Rufus Haereiti, 2008
  • “Grant Wishes” with Lori Bell, 2006
  • “The Bust” with Rufus Haereiti, Hans Halt, 2003
  • “True Colors” Landrus Project, 2003
  • “Revenge” Keyser Soze, 2001
Teachers
  • Michael Weiss (2008), Brooklyn, NY
  • David Ake (2001 – 2005), Reno, NV
  • James Winn (2000 – 2003), Reno, NV
  • Randy Porter (1998 – 1999), Reno, NV
  • Yumi Watanabe (1997 – 1998), Eureka, CA
  • John Raczka (1994 – 1997), Eureka, CA
  • Charles Cohen (1991 – 1993), Eureka, CA
  • Darius Brotman (1989 – 1991) Eureka, CA
  • David Steinberg (1986 – 1989) San Diego, CA