The Alex Levin Trio

The Alex Levin Trio

 New York City, New York, USA
BandJazz

The Alex Levin Trio is an internationally-renowned jazz piano trio with a sound that is at once modern and reminiscent of jazz from the 1950s and 60s.

Biography

Alex has gained international recognition for the swinging, elegant style of his band. The Alex Levin Trio released its first CD, Night and Distance, in April of 2005. His first run of his CDs sold out within eight months of its release. In October, 2006, he released his second CD, A Reason for Being Alone, featuring his own compositions and an expanded lineup of musicians, including saxophonists Stacy Dillard and Max Hacker, and cellist William Martina. His composition "Your Call" was heard in the 2005 film "Parkstories.” In addition, "New Schooled" has been licensed by MTV, and "Emma's Ennui" from the same CD has been downloaded 8540 times at All About Jazz.com. In the summer of 2006, Alex was invited to play as part of the Jazz Composer's Forum in Asheville, North Carolina, where he presented a special concert of original music.

In 2008, Alex’s trio was invited to be the artist in residence at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Since then, he has been playing weekly gigs at Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center in Tribecca, where he and his trio perform all-ages shows every Friday evening to a loyal audience
ranging in age from 1-80. Originally the band was hired for a month-long residency at the Community Center, but that contract was extended and continues to this day. Always eager to pass along the jazz tradition, Alex invites students under 16 to sit in with the band for a song or two. Besides his gigs at the Community Center, Alex performs regular gigs as a sideman with vocalist Chris Staffel at Bistro Citron on the Upper West Side, and at Abigail's in Brooklyn as an accompanist to saxophonist Tina Richarson.

His latest release, New York Portraits is already released in Japan. The American release will be in October of 2010. New York Portraits has maintained a top 5 slot in sales with a recent ascent to the #1 spot, quickly selling out each week since
shipping to Asia.

Discography

New York Portraits (2010)
A Reason for Being Alone (2006)
Night and Distance (2005)

All of Alex's music has received airplay on radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.