Shem Tov Levi

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Shem Tov Levi
Shem Tov Levy.jpg
Shem Tov Levy at Zappa club Tel Aviv
Born (1950-02-04) February 4, 1950 (age 72)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation
  • 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.

Biography[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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". www.esther-ofarim.de. 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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