SFjazz hotplate april 16 2020Grant Levin will be returning to the Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ Center next April with this group: Jaz Sawyer and Jeff Marrs at SFJAZZ Hotplate.

“Bay Area jazz drumming luminaries Sawyer and Marrs revisit the 1959 joint Mercury studio album from iconic drummers Buddy Rich and Max Roach.”

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Jaz Sawyer drums
Jeff Marrs drums
James Mahone saxophones
Grant Levin piano
David Ewell bass

Save the date: Thursday april 16, 2020 – Read more and book your tickets here.

noah frank

Noah Frank is an SF-based jazz trumpet player, composer, producer, engineer, DJ, and educator. He has performed at jazz clubs and festivals nationwide, including the PDX Jazz Festival in Portland, Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz Club in LA, and Paris Bistro in Philly. Noah’s recording credits include Chance the Rapper, Saba Pivot, and Mr. Carmack. He splits his time between Brooklyn NYC and the SF Bay Area.

Grant Levin is a San Francisco-based contemporary pianist and composer who performs in various configurations from intimate settings to concert halls and festivals. His style showcases the piano as an infinitely dynamic instrument, allowing the listener to experience the sonic blend.

Together, Noah and Grant will be exploring the jazz repertoire from the 1920s thru today, re-imagining songs from jazz greats like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and many more.

Tickets are $20 general admission. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!

Read more and tickets here : Eventbrite * The Back Room

This coming week, Grant Levin will give it all at Black Cat. In 8 different shows during 8 days, you can enjoy his music performed with both local and stellar musicians visiting the Bay Area.

Jaz Sawyer trio The Black Cat SF fri sat bwFor the early birds,  Grant Levin will be playing the early sets at Black Cat with Jaz Sawyer Trio this Friday and Saturday February 16 and 17 starting at  6:30pm.

LA PERCUSSION STAR JAZ SAWYER AND HIS TRIO

Jaz Sawyer (with one “Z”) began playing drums at age of 2 in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco, California. His musical studies has taken him through the music programs at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Stanford Jazz Workshop and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Continue reading

If you did not get a chance to enjoy the music of Ken Fowser Quintet last spring – now is the chance: they will be playing five nights in a row at the Black Cat San Francisco.

Here is their write-up:

ken_fowser_-_standing_tall_by_anna_yatskevich_press_photo_2__largeNYC POWERHOUSE KEN FOWSER QUINTET FT. JOSH BRUNEAU ON TRUMPET

From NYC, the hard-hitting Ken Fowser Quintet featuring trumpet impresario Josh Bruneau.   Debuting their new highly-acclaimed album “Now Hear This” (on Positone), Ken brings “hard bop fans a solid set of free wheeling jazz with a swagger…and with a polished sheen…that keeps your attention and swings mightily.”  Audiophile Audition.

Regularly featured in the top NYC jazz venues, Ken is a rising star in the national jazz scene.  If you like jazz — if you like MUSIC — you don’t want to miss this group!

See Itinerary for the full agenda 2018.

Grant Levin Pianist
Steven Restivo Event Services, Art Director: Arlene Owseichik, Illustrator: Reuben Rude

This upcoming weekend the jazz event of the San Francisco summer will take place:

The 33rd Annual Fillmore Jazz Festival

Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2, 2017
Fillmore Street ~ Jackson to Eddy
San Francisco, CA
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM ~ FREE

Don’t miss when Grant Levin is playing with Noel Jewkes Quartet and special guest Kay Kostopoulos on the California Street Stage- Jazz Stage, July 2nd, 2017 at 12:30 – 2:00pm.

Bird and Beckett San Francisco live pianoStarting in June, Grant Levin will lead a concert series every second, third and fourth Sundays of each month. 

These will take place in the evening from 7:30-9:30 pm, with a $10-15 cover at Bird & Beckett Books and Records653 Chenery Street in San Francisco’s Glen Park. 1-415-586-3733

The line-up during the first month is:

June 11: Grant Levin Duo with Giulio Xavier, bass
June 18: Grant Levin Trio w/Giulio Xavier, bass, and Jeff Minnieweather, drums
June 25: Grant Levin Quartet w/Francis Vanek, sax; Chris Amberger, bass; Jeff Minnieweather, drums

Local treasure Grant Levin, a jazz pianist of extraordinary range, sensitivity and swing, holds forth in duo, trio and quartet formats every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday night.

Bird & Beckett Books and Records

Grant Levin Pianist San francisco with Ken Fowser at BlackCat Cafe March 2017Coming up next, at Blackcat Cafe in San Francisco, are four nights in a row when Grant Levin on piano is joining saxophonist Ken Fowser and Josh Bruneau on trumpet. Playing material from Ken Fowser’s latest record on Posi-tone, “Now Hear this”.

The performances starts at 9.30pm downbeat.

You are all most welcome.

See the itinerary for more upcoming gigs.

All the best,
Team Grant Levin

Grant Levin Steve Heckman LegacyCD Release Party for multi-saxophonist Steve Heckman’s 5th CD as a leader (his 3rd on the Jazzed Media label), entitled: LEGACY: A COLTRANE TRIBUTE. We will be performing a program of Coltrane’s compositions as well as some standards he is associated with, both material from the CD, as well as other songs which may eventually wind up comprising a 2nd volume of Coltrane tunes.

Steve Heckman, tenor and soprano sax
Grant Levin, piano
Eric Markowitz, bass
Smith Dobson V, drums
Doors Open: 4:00 PM Starts: 4:30 PM Ends: 6:30 PM

Tickets are here: California Jazz Conservatory

Read one of the reviews.

Once again Grant Levin will be performing at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco.

dayna-stephens-grant-levin-sf-jazzThis time he will participate kicking off the Joe Hendeson Festival, together with Bay Area-raised jazz star Dayna Stephens who returns home to perform music from Joe Henderson’s provocative 1969 album Power to the People.

Previous shows when Grant have played at SFJazz have all been sold out. Make sure to get your ticket early – they are now released.