Adam Levin
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Adam Levin

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"Charles M. Young"

"...a songwriter of exceptional talent and perception. I expect him to make a serious impact on the pop charts or on Broadway..." - Musician Magazine


"Alan Schlein"

"Truly enjoyable....a serious musical talent... music has the same haunting intrigue [as] Todd Rundgren’s..." - Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine


"Chris Bifani"

"...articulate, clear-thinking... with something to say....the U2-school-of-conviction....songs with sincerity..." - The Music Paper


Discography

LPs:

Blissful Behemoth
A Different Page (with Wendy Boulding)
Live(OnTape) (Adam Levin & Company)
Things Left Unsaid
et al.
Let It Go: Miscellaneous Songs
Things Left Unsaid: The Instrumentals

As producer...
Pieces for Piano (Rhoda Pinsley Levin)

As part of artists' compilation...
Think of Us with Kindness
A Reflection
Giant for Another Hour (Giant for an Hour, Disc 2)

As keyboardist-vocalist-arranger...
Hold On To The Dream (Valerie Gomes)
Valerie Gomes Live

DVD:

See It (Adam Levin & Company)

EPs:

As keyboardist, vocalist and/or songwriter...
Wendy Boulding
Annette U-Bet & The Future
Magnetix (live)
and/or

Single:

As vocalist...
You Won't Keep Us Down (A Rallying Cry) (David Brooks & company)

STREAMING:

Visit www.differentdrummusic.com/audio_samples.htm

TRACKS WITH RADIO AIRPLAY:

From "Blissful Behemoth"...
Lying (in my sleep)
ver bal o sis

From "A Different Page"...
As Young as I'm Old (instrumental version)
So Alive

From "et al."...
Let It Go
So Alive

From "Things Left Unsaid"...
Islands, Part Two: Needle's Eye
Lying (in my sleep)

From "A Reflection"...
Giantessence
Fanfare
House on a Hill
Giantology
Still as Young as I'm Old

From "Giant for Another Hour"...
As Young as I'm Old

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Bio

Classical musicians have called Adam Levin's music jazz. Jazz musicians have it called rock. And rock musicians? They've called it classical. With some pop, soul and funk sneaked in.

In fact, one could call Adam’s work the “liberal arts” of music. One discipline is not enough. But that's predictable coming from a background of classical piano training, pop music listening, and European ("progressive") art rock, or jazz- and classical-rock fusion, and the "psychedelic" movement that ushered it in.

Adam has written well over a hundred songs and instrumental pieces, with an array of instrumentation. They run the gamut from pop to contemporary classical, sometimes combining contrasting elements. His lyrics range from the state of the heart to the state of the world, with a sense of irony, poetry, spirituality, storytelling and humor.

He has composed, written lyrics, arranged, produced, played keyboards and/or sung for numerous musical, performance and recording artists, and theatre. His songs have been accepted by major music publishing, performed at hundreds of events in North America and Europe, been featured on radio and television, and received critical acclaim. His recordings have sold internationally.

He continues to record and perform in the New York tri-state area, including as a writer, arranger, keyboardist and vocalist for Wendy Boulding, Ellen Weiss and Valerie Gomes. He has written individually as well as with Wendy Boulding, David Brooks, Joe Lobell, Elena Rye Pellicciaro, Anne Ptasznik, Kathryn Sanders, Tomas Stark and Peter Stoller, nearly all of whom he has performed with.

And who says you have to play renaissance music to be a “renaissance” musician? Adam’s interests are also political, and as progressive as his musical tastes. That interest is evident in some of his songs. He has performed for benefit concerts and/or recordings for the homeless, world hunger, world peace, World Trade Center and hurricane disaster relief, and progressive politicians.

He studied music composition, piano and musical theatre at Interlochen Center for the Arts/University of Michigan School of Music, Indiana University School of Music, and Berklee College of Music. Fortunately, he succeeded in not allowing any of it to interfere with his musical education. Despite his maverick nature, he has even received the occasional award. Even when they didn't know how to categorize his music.

You’ll have to decide that for yourself.