Jazz club! every 2nd Saturday night, 7:30-10 pm, Grant Levin leads the band at Bird & Beckett Books and Records in San Francisco’s Glen Park.

This past Saturday evening April 10, 2016 the band was featuring Grant Levin, piano; Noel Jewkes, reeds; Chris Amberger, bass; Malachi Whitson, drums and guest singer Kay Andreas Kostopoulos.

As most always the room was filled, representing Continue reading

Sing in the New Year San FranciscoPerformance Showcase 2015 presented a special “early evening” of song and storytelling for New Year’s Eve, featuring renowned singer Faith Winthrop. Faith’s storied career includes sharing the stage with Vince Guaraldi, Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Barbara Streisand, the Basie Band and Mel Torme.

Special guests at this event was vocalist Jesse Foster, story teller Ron Jones and grand pianist Grant Levin.

A summary like this afterwards, is a joy to receive. Thank you.

Performance Showcase 2015 Kate Aragon“Happy New Year and a huge thank you to last night’s jazz and storytelling performers! Faith Winthrop is a legend — she is loved. Jesse Foster’s voice is like a graceful dancer. Ron Jones gave one of his best performances ever. And people could not stop talking about Grant Levin Pianist. Performance Showcase is grateful for these artists and everyone who turned out to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Many thanks and creative blessings to you in 2016. Photo by Kate Aragon.”

 

spotify-logo-primary-horizontal-dark-background-rgb_0_depth1Grant Levins CD with original compositions, released just a year ago is available on the free music streaming platform Spotify.

“Inter Umtrumque” is an all original composition compilation in a contemporary piano trio setting, from between the years of 2001 and 2008. Inter Umtrumque, which is latin, means “between two extremes”. Continue reading

Grant Levin in Tiffany Austin Band SF Jazz

Vocalist Tiffany Austin and her band Howard Wiley on saxophone, bassist Ron Belcher, drummer Sly Randolph and pianist Grant Levin took the stage at SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab to celebrate her debut Nothing But Soul (Con Alma Music) June 12, 2015.

From the review by award winning photographer and writer Walter Atkins in All About Jazz Continue reading

San Francisco’s top jazz pianist Grant Levin releases unique CD which showcases the breadth of his compositions.

Inter Umtrumque Grant LevinPRLogFeb. 12, 2015SAN FRANCISCOGrant Levin, releases a new CD “Inter Umtrumque” (Beezwax Records), an all original composition compilation in a contemporary piano trio setting, from between the years of 2001 and 2008. Inter Umtrumque, which is latin, means “between two extremes”. The title is reflective of the range and scope of the music performed by the composer Grant Levin (piano) and his sidemen Chris Amberger (bass), Rufus Haereiti (drums), Greg D’Augelli (soprano sax).  […]

Read the full press release here.

SFJazzTiffanyAustinGrant Levin has been invited to join Tiffany Austin as she performs Nina Simone’s High Priestess of Soul at part of the SFJAZZ Hotplate Series.

There will be two shows Thursday, February 12, at 8pm and 9.30pm at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab. Tickets are for sale now – get yours here. The last performance SFJAZZ Hotplate: Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’ was sold out.

SFJAZZ Hotplate is a monthly concert series at the Joe Henderson Lab featuring Bay Area’s most gifted musicians re-imagining a famous recording of a jazz legend. The 2nd Thursday of every month, Hotplate aims to show another side of SFJAZZ, an informal setting where you can drop in for a drink and hear some of the best jazz the local scene has to offer.

Erik Jakabson Quartet appears with percussionist John Santos at Berkeley’s Hillside Club on October 21, 2011. Erik Jekabson – trumpet, Grant Levin – piano, John Wiitala – bass, Smith Dobson – drums, John Santos – percussion. Video below was captured by Manatease.

Three years later the record is released: Live at the Hillside Club. You can find Continue reading