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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Contemporary jazz with world beat overtones aptly describes the music of Canadian/Armenian multi-instrumentalist/composer Levon Ichkhanian. A third generation musician and artist of great versatility, Levon is proficient on the fretted and fretless guitars,oud, bouzouki and banjitar. Levon's musical odyssey first took shape in Lebanon.

This is how he describes it: “I had several monumental experiences growing up which had a rich influence on me culturally and musically. My Dad exposed me to jazz and continental music letting me sit in during his band rehearsal, and as the musical director for shows, the family would travel with him to places like Yemen, Jordan and Cyprus....
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”A Guitarist skilled in multiple modes, Levon Ichkhanian wins plaudits everywhere he plays... His often dazzling technique is fortified by unusual melodic and harmonic abilities and the merging of Mideast sounds with contemporary jazz accents.” --TORONTO STAR

Travels “is a real tour de force - Levon's most ambitious album yet.” --MUZIK ETC

“Travels is a worthwhile listen for any musician out there. Featuring contributions from heavyweights such as Alain Caron and Wilson Laurencin, the album blends many styles seamlessly together for an enjoyable listen.” --CANADIAN MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

“Guitarist Levon Ichkhanian's Armenian Heritage makes his melding of jazz and world music seam natural.....

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Primary InstrumentGuitar

Clinic/Workshop Information"Levon's workshops were excellent. He inspires creativity and dedication to students and he does so by example. We thoroughly enjoyed it." Mark Spielman Department Head Selkirk College, Nelson BC

Levon brings his wealth of knowledge covering a span of over 25 years of professional experience in performance, touring, producing, recording and composing to his masterclasses. Levon is available for Clinics, Master Classes, Workshops & Residencies - One on One, Small to Large Ensembles. Formats are for the young student to the emerging and professional artists. ...

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Music

Featured recording “Travels”

Travels

Self Produced
2008
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    Dirt Farmer Music
    1996
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