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Mark Levine

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: October 4, 1938    

Mark Levine

Mark began playing jazz as a teenager in Daytona Beach, Florida. Continuing his education in Boston and New York, Mark studied with Hall Overton, Herb Pomeroy and Jaki Byard, before moving to California in 1966.

A key phase in Mark's education was a year spent in Woody Shaw's quartet. “Every night was serious school,” says Mark.

Mark spent significant time working with Joe Henderson, Blue Mitchell, David Liebman and Harold Land, composing all the while. Joe recorded two of Mark's tunes on “Canyon Lady,” the late tenor giant's only Latin jazz album. Mark returned the favor by playing two of Joe's classic compositions, “Inner Urge,” and “A Shade Of Jade,” on his 2000 release, “Serengeti.”...
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Awards

Grammy Nominee 2003 Grammy Winner (w Cal Tjader) 1981 Latin Grammy Nominee 2010
”Mark Levine is a wellspring of knowledge on modern jazz piano playing... his brilliant playing is proof that he knows what he's talking about.” -- Mulgrew Miller

”The preeminent Latin jazz quartet found north of Havana.” -- Luis Tamargo (Latin Beat)

”...absolutely incredible and inspired. “the best record I've heard in a long time.” -- Donald Brown

”Mark's new CD is a CLASSIC. -- Ray Vega

  • Off & On The Music of Moacir Santos

    Left Coast Clave Records
    2010
  • Isla

    Left Coast Clave Records
    2003
  • Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge

    W.E.R.F.
    2001

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Oakland, CA

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
The Jazzschool Institute, Berkeley, CA beginiing Fall 2009 San Francisco Conservatory of Music 1992 - present The Jazzschool, Berkeley, CA, 1997-present Monterey Jazz Festival Foundation Traveling Clinicians, 2003 - 2007 University of California at Berkeley, 1997 - 2007 Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camps 1977-2002 Stanford Jazz Workshop, Stanford, CA 1982-2004 Jazz Camp West 1982-2002 Jazz Studio Summer Camp, Belgium 1993-2004 Educational consultant, �The Real Easy Book, Vol. I and II, Sher Music

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Guest Clinician and residencies at various schools in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Switzerland, and Wales. Clinician, IAJE conventions, New Orleans, 1990, Anaheim, CA 1995, New York, 1998, Toronto 2003, 2008

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