Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in Oakland is open after the pandemic! Please join us this upcoming Sunday:
Sunday Jazz at Geoffrey’s August 1st at 6-9pm
With Yancie Taylor (vibes) featuring Grant Levin (piano), Aaron Germain (bass), James Bailey (horns), Rob Rhodes (drums)
Featuring vocalist: Azure McCall
Geoffrey’s is a landmark in Oakland, the club’s owner, Geoffrey Pete, has been a mainstay of the Oakland music scene since the 1970s. Please read if you may consider supporting the Geoffrey’s Inner Circle Historical Site Fundraiser.
Welcome to Hotel Nikko in San Francisco to enjoy the ambience, signature cocktails, savory small plates – and live music.
During this summer Grant Levin will be performing live jazz music every Friday and Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 10am, starting this upcoming weekend.
Have you all missed experiencing live music as much as I have performing it?
First gig at Hotel Nikko in 13 months last night!
What a pleasure. Thank you all for coming out and listen!
Want to listen to live jazz when when in San Francisco? You have a great chans to enjoy the frequently featured solo jazz pianist Grant Levin at Grant Levin at the Kanpai Lounge located in Hotel Nikko, SF. This upcoming week four evenings from 9:30-11:30pm, wednesday – saturday. Continue reading
Grant 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.”
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 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
Grant Levin was the first featured pianist at the first Bird and Beckett Books and Records fair wage event in November 2017. Read the write up about the program here:
Pennies From Heaven: New Fund Boosts Pay for Local Jazz Musicians – A Bay Area nonprofit has cash for fair wages. Can it convince more venues to play along?
This is a classic and modern jazz standards with a fresh interpretation by a contemporary piano trio.
When listening to this live recording, one can clearly hear the joy and warmth between the musicians and the audience. The pieces of music presented are personal favorites of each member of the trio. The three of them have had a close musical friendship for over a decade. From 2006-2009 Levin and D’Augelli were colleagues in the music department at Chico State University. During this time they would frequently call upon Langworthy to join their ensemble on gigs. This concert in 2018 marks a very happy reunion for the trio.
The record is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify.
Enjoy the first track “Con Alma (live)” from the new record here:
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.
For 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:
NYC 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.