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.

Hawkee Grant LevinBruce Lindsay, All About Jazz shared a very positive review of the collaboration album Hawkeye, with the group, formed by bassist Sam Bevan and drummer Bryan Bowman, and pianist Grant Levin and Japanese saxophonist/flautist Mas Koga.

“Bevan takes the lion’s share of the writing credits, with six tunes to his name. “Hawkeye” and “Miraje” both swing beautifully and give Levin and Koga the chance to stretch out with some melodic soloing. “Reverence for All Things Small” is performed by Bevan, Levin and Bowman—it’s a spacious ballad that showcases Bevan’s distinctive bass sound and Levin’s sparkling piano.”

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Grant Levin Jazz Pianist
Photo: John Sebastian Russo, The Chronicle

“The Fillmore Jazz Festival, in its 26th year, is billed as the largest free music fair of its kind on the West Coast. Nearly 100,000 spectators are expected over the Fourth of July weekend – the festival continues today – and more than two dozen bands were lined up.

The music is mostly jazz, of course, plus gospel and rhythm and blues, and bands with Asian, Cajun, Latin and other ethnic influences. […] Read more

Photo: Pianist Grant Levin plays the piano as part of the Dave Rocha Quintet during the Fillmore Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 3, 2010 in San Francisco, Calif.