Monday, August 6, 2012

Jazz keyboardist and regular film score contributor Pete Levin jams with Larry Baeder at the Blues Unplugged Concert Series

KEY WEST, Fla. (August 6, 2012) -- Pete Levin is a jazz keyboardist, composer, and horn player with a 15-year association with the Gil Evans Orchestra and an 8-year association with Jimmy Giuffre. As a bandleader, he produced the album Deacon Blues in 2007.

He plays the Hammond organ, Clavinet, and Moog synthesizer, and he has performed for such film and television scores as Missing in Action, Lean on Me, Silver Bullet, Red Scorpion, The Color of Money, Maniac, Spin City, America's Most Wanted, and Star Trek.

And on August 8 at 8 p.m., he will headline the Wednesday Night Blues Unplugged Concert Series featuring legendary guitarist Larry Baeder performing alongside a different blues artist, either local or visiting, every week.

Levin has also written scores of his own for Zelimo and The Dybbuk, and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for writing the official military band arrangement of the U.S. Infantry song.

He has performed with Aztec Two Step, Jeff Berlin, Carla Bley, Brubeck Brothers, Hiram Bullock, Jimmy Cobb, Billy Cobham, Willie Colón, Kal David, Miles Davis, Angela DeNiro, Robbie Dupress, Rachelle Farelle, Bryan Ferry, Gregory Hines, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Band, Annie Lennox, Tony Levin, Chuck Mangione, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Jaco Pastorius, Nicki Richards, Robbie Robertson, Ali Ryerson, Salt-n-Pepa, David Sanborn, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Paul Simon, Lew Soloff, Jim Weider, and Lenny White.

Also at Island Dogs this week:
  • Internationals -- Friday, August 10, 2012: Headed by Tony Durante, the Internationals is a new Key West band that will play at Island Dogs on Friday, August 10, from 8 p.m.
  • Con Leche -- Saturday, August 11, 2012: Con Leche brings its "tropical Hip Hop with a twinge of jest" to Island Dogs on Saturday, August 11, at 8 p.m.

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