Shem Tov Levi

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Shem Tov Levi
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Shem Tov Levy at Zappa club Tel Aviv
Born (1950-02-04) February 4, 1950 (age 72)
Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Singer
  • pianist
  • flautist
  • composer
Musical career
Years active1969–present

Shem Tov Levi (Hebrew: שם טוב לוי, born 4 February 1950) is an Israeli singer, pianist, flautist and composer. He was a member of the famous Israeli group Ktzat Acheret.[1][2]

During his long career, Levy has released solo albums, alongside working with many musicians, including Arik Einstein,[3] Esther Ofarim,[4] Yehudit Ravitz, Rivka Zohar, Arik Sinai, Yitzhak Klepter, Gidi Gov, Ofra Haza, Dikla, Shlomo Gronich.


He studied at Tel Aviv University and Berklee College of Music in Boston. He started his professional career as a composer, after having written two songs which appeared on Arik Einstein's 1972 album "Jasmine". Later they had collaborative albums together. In the 70s he was a member of the rock groups קצת אחרת (Ktzat Acheret, Hebrew for "A Little Different") and Sheshet.[5][failed verification]

He has recorded a lot of solo and collaborative albums spanning pop, rock, folk and jazz, as well as leading his own jazz and folk ensemble.


  1. ^ Ben Shalev (8 June 2012). "Four Decades of Shem Tov Levy's Philosophical Road Songs". Haaretz. Archived from the original on 2012-08-23. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  2. ^ "יותר עדיף שם טוב". ynet (in Hebrew). 2005-03-15. Retrieved 2021-05-31.
  3. ^ Linde, Steve (2013-11-27). "Legendary Israeli singer Arik Einstein passes away at age of 74". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2022-01-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Esther Ofarim Israel-Concert 1977 - Songs by Yonni Rechter - Mordechi Zeira - Shlomo Yiddov - Shem Tov Levy". Archived from the original on 2020-08-09. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  5. ^ "Israeli classics - Shem-Tov Levi". Kalman Sultanik Confederation House. Archived from the original on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2016-07-13.

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