Pete Levin

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Pete Levin
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Pete Levin w. the Lou Marini Quintet @ Jack & Luna's - Stone Ridge, NY. November 27, 2010. (Photo: Samantha Levin)
Background information
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) musician, band leader
Instruments French horn, Hammond organ, Clavinet, Moog synthesizer
Years active 1960s–present
Labels Motéma Music
Alternate Mode
Associated acts Gil Evans Orchestra
Jimmy Giuffre
The Clams
Tony Levin

Pete Levin is a jazz keyboardist,[1] 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 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. He has also written scores of his own for Zelimo and The Dybbuk. He was also was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for writing the official military band arrangement of the U.S. Infantry song.

He has also 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 Dupree, Rachelle Farrell, 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, Vanessa Williams[disambiguation needed], and Lenny White.


With Gil Evans


  1. ^ Hicock, Larry (2002-05-16). Castles Made Of Sound: The Story Of Gil Evans. Da Capo Press. pp. 265–. ISBN 9780306809453. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 

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