Diversity has been the key to Levy's success on the New York scene. A recent week found him moving from a concert with the Cab Calloway Orchestra to a night with Mike Clark and Charley Hunter at the Knitting Factory, to the Apollo Theater with the Temptations and the Four Tops, to Birdland with Chico O'Farill's Afro Cuban Orchestra.  In his presentations as a leader, as well as in his compositions, Levy tries to incorporate these varied musical experiences. His compositions have been recorded by such artists as the Headhunters, Don Friedman, Eddie Henderson, and Mike Clark.

Levy's tone is lucid...a player whose modern approach is to make every note a positive statement.  Jazz Journal International

...blossoming eloquence of thinking and feeling ...projects a strong sound and evidences awareness of various tenor heroes without stamping himself with the copycat label...  DownBeat

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Jed Levy

Saxophonist Jed Levy has been a mainstay on the New York jazz scene for over 20 years. In addition to performing and recording as a leader, he has had long standing working relationships with such jazz luminaries as Jaki Byard, Don Patterson, Jack McDuff, Ron McClure, Chico O'Farrill, and Headhunters drummer Mike Clark. 

    He has also been fortunate to have worked with, Junior Mance, Eddie Henderson, Jack Walrath, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Shirley Scott, Kevin Mahogany, Gene Bertoncini, Don Friedman, Cedar Walton, Curtis Fuller, Attilla Zollar, Groove Holmes, Tom Harrell and many others.

    Levy has toured Japan as a leader and appeared at several international jazz festivals. His latest work, "The Italian Suite" was premiered at the Bari International Jazz Festival in Italy. Most recently his working quartet was chosen to tour South and Central America for the US Dept. of State's "Rhythm Road" program. Last year this same group did a month-long tour in China.

     Diversity has been the key to Levy's success on the New York scene. A recent week found him moving from a concert with the Cab Calloway Orchestra to a night with Mike Clark and Charley Hunter at the Knitting Factory, to the Apollo Theater with the Temptations and the Four Tops, to Birdland with Chico O'Farill's Afro Cuban Orchestra.  In his presentations as a leader, as well as in his compositions, Levy tries to incorporate these varied musical experiences. His compositions have been recorded by such artists as the Headhunters, Don Friedman, Eddie Henderson, and Mike Clark.

Levy's tone is lucid...a player whose modern approach is to make every note a positive statement.  Jazz Journal International

...blossoming eloquence of thinking and feeling ...projects a strong sound and evidences awareness of various tenor heroes without stamping himself with the copycat label...  DownBeat

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