Out to Lunch
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Out to Lunch

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"I love this record...the combination of great playing, playful sensibility, complex harmonic and structural thinking, and creative production makes this a fun, mind mind expanding danceable trip."


-- Jonathan Wyner

Grammy nominated mastering engineer - Jonathan Wyner


"Out to Lunch is part of the latest wave of jazz groups, for whom the history of grooves from James Brown to techno are part of the improviser's vocabulary, along with the fundamentals of modern jazz. Excuse Me While I Do the Boogaloo moves effortlessly between these touchstones and sometimes features an otherworldly sense of texture which takes it to another place."

Russ Gershon, Accurate Records (Medeski Martin and Wood, Jazz Mandolin Project) - Russ Gershon


Discography

Excuse Me While I Do the Boogaloo

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Bio

Canadian-born reedman David Levy is the founder and leader of Out to Lunch. David is a graduate of New England Conservatory’s contemporary improvisation program, and McGill University’s jazz and classical performance program. David plays bass clarinet, alto saxophone and bansuri flute, and as well is heavily involved in electronic production. David composes the repertoire for Out to Lunch, which focuses on performing groove-oriented improvised music. David can be heard as a sideman on Verve Remixed 3 (Universal), and So This is Goodbye, and Last Exit, Junior Boys (Domino Records).

Tenor and soprano saxophonist Petr Cancura was born in Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic. Petr graduated from the Music Performance program at Carleton University. With the help of the Canada Council for the Arts, Petr completed a Masters degree at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, studying with faculty such as Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Morris, Bob Moses, Joe Maneri, and Cecil McBee.

Trumpeter and flautist Josiah Woodson completed his honors degree in jazz performance at Oberlin College. Upon graduation he moved to Boston to pursue a masters in Jazz performance at New England Conservatory. The roots of his spiritual and musical quest can be traced to his father’s ministry in Oakland.

Eric Lane’s prodigious talents led him to a scholarship to the NEC jazz performance program. Eric carved out a niche for himself as one of the most interesting keyboard players in the Boston area. Eric’s ability to understand the nature of groove oriented music, combined with his depth as an interpreter of avant-garde music has made him a extraordinarily well rounded and compelling musician.

Bassist, composer, violinist, and percussionist Danny Weller recently graduated from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, studying with bassists Cecil McBee and John Lockwood. Danny is also a graduate of the San Diego School for the Creative and Performing Arts High School. He attended University of California San Diego for 2 years, enrolled in that school's Interdisciplinary Computers and Music curriculum.

Finishing up the rhythm section is Virginia’s Adam Clark. Adam’s drumming as well as his electronic production abilities has made him one of the most interesting and creative graduates of NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation department. Adam leads The Boston Afrobeat Society, one the east coast’s busiest afrobeat bands.

For more booking information please contact David at davidrlevy@gmail.com

617 780-2514.

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