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The Levin Brothers
June 17 at 8:00 pm
Brothers Tony and Pete Levin are bringing the Levin Brothers back to TCAN, along with their long-time drummer (Levin Brother from another mother) Jeff “Siege” Siege.
After years of doing their own thing, brothers Tony on bass and Pete Levin on piano came together in 2014 to develop an album together. Since their debut, the band has expanded their repertoire to draw from classical, pop and progressive rock influences. Concertgoers can expect to hear compositions by Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Ennio Morricone, Ralph Towner, Astor Piazzolla, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Giuffre, as well as originals by the brothers and the act’s drummer, Jeff Siegel.
Tony Levin currently records and tours with Peter Gabriel and King Crimson. He has also played with John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Dire Straits, Carly Simon, Judy Collins and many others. In the jazz realm, Tony Levin has worked with Buddy Rich, Steps Ahead, L’Image, Gary Burton, Chuck Mangione and Herbie Mann.
Since graduating from the Eastman School of music, Tony has become the bass and Chapman Stick voice for Peter Gabriel and King Crimson. In addition, he has played on notable recordings for John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Dire Straits, Carly Simon, Judy Collins, and many others. Tony has major jazz credentials, having worked with Buddy Rich, Steps Ahead, L’Image, Gary Burton, Chuck Mangione, and Herbie Mann. He currently records and tours with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Stick Men, and The Crimson ProjeKCt.
As a French Horn major, Pete earned a master’s degree from the Juilliard School. In the early ‘70s he switched to keyboards, becoming a synthesizer specialist in the New York City recording studio scene. Over the years, he has graced hundreds of jazz and pop recordings and performances by the likes of Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jimmy Giuffre, Dave Brubeck, David Sanborn, Joe Louis Walker, Don Elliott, Freddie Hubbard, Annie Lennox, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius and Wayne Shorter. He currently records with his organ trio with Dave Stryker and Lenny White.
Drummer/Composer is a veteran of the New York Jazz Scene and has worked with a virtual who’s-who of jazz artists. A member of Sir Roland Hanna’s Trio from 1994-99, Jeff has performed and recorded with jazz legends including Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Jack DeJohnette, Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Helen Merrill and Mose Allison.