Mario Guarneri founded the Jazz in the Neighborhood (JITN) organization, to advocate for better compensation and working conditions for jazz players. JITN will launch its new Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund for jazz musicians with a performance by the Grant Levin Trio at Bird & Beckett Books and Records in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood on Nov. 19. The Bird & Beckett bookstore has advocated financial respect for musicians since owner Eric Whittington first started hosting live jazz there, in 1999.
Coming 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”.
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Thank you all for your continued support and for being a wonderful audience!
Special thanks to all the locations were Grant Levin has been featured, among others: Bird & Beckett Books, Noise, Black Cat, Empress Theatre, The Sound Room, Local Edition, Comstock Saloon, Sheba Piano Lounge, Le Colonial SF, Cafe Stritch , San Francisco Conservatory of Music and last but not least SFJAZZ.
See you soon again.
All the very best!
Team Grant Levin
Edit: The monday night performances were a limited set of shows. In replacement typically every other Monday, Grant Levin will play with Ricky Aguillar Latin Jazz Group, at Revolution Cafe, at 5.30-8pm.
Ana Airlines inflight magazine Wingspan, published a 12 page featured article on the Jazzy City San Francisco. Happy to featured along with the core of San Francisco musicians making up this fantastic jazz scene. Read the full article here
Performance 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.
“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.”
“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.