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Rozanne Levine

Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Born: October 19, 1945    

ALTO CLARINET; CLARINET; BAMBOO FLUTE; COMPOSITION

Rozanne Levine was introduced to the jazz/new music community as a performer with William Parker and Patricia Nicholson Parker's Centering Music/Dance Ensemble during the late 1970’s. Her work with the Parkers is documented on the Eremite release, “Through Acceptance Of The Mystery Peace/The Music Of William Parker”. Throughout the 1980’s and 1990's she performed in saxophonist/clarinetist Mark Whitecage's Glass House Ensemble, playing both clarinet and Whitecage's sound sculptures. In 1993 she rejoined the Parkers as a founding member of their New York-based Improvisors Collective, performing in the Collective Orchestra and with Collective members in smaller ensembles as well as at Collective Festivals. During her 3-year tenure with the Collective she formed two ensembles , Crystal Clarinets and the Clarinet Choir, which performed at Roulette and the Tri-Centric Festival in New York City and The Buttonwood Tree in Connecticut....
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Awards

Commission Grant From The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA: “Photographs/Sound Sculptures/Music in Exhibit and Performance”

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Featured recording “Only Moment”

Latest Release

Only Moment

Acoustics (2009)

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“Rozanne Levine has done remarkable work with Mark Whitecage in various musical settings, but ‘Only Moment’ is a treasure even by their lofty standards. … Levine’s rich sonorous alto clarinet is palpable on songs like the opening ‘Blues Lullaby in F’ and the moody, brooding ‘Lost Freedoms’ … Free form interplay abounds … When the horns blend together, the harmonies are rich and thick … Winsome and winning, ‘Only Moment’ is another amazing gem from Whitecage and Levine.” - George Harris, All About Jazz

“As soon as one spins ‘Only Moment’…the room is pervaded by presences resembling spirits of wellbeing...

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