Update Stan Levey + Follow

Stan Levey

No photos available

Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: April 5, 1925 | Died: April 19, 2005

Stan Levey, one of the strongest drummers of his generation, was born in Philadelphia in 1926. As a youngster, he showed promise as a boxer, and considered it briefly as a career, but music won out. He played in Philly with Dizzy Gillespie's group in 1942, at the tender age of 17. Soon after, he went to New York, where he and Dizzy worked on 52nd Street with Charlie Parker and Oscar Pettiford. He went on to play on over 1400 recordings and work with most of the big names in the music business at that time. For example: (this is the short list)

Instrumentalists: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Art Tatum, Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Errol Garner, Miles Davis, George Shearing, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Zoot Simms, Stan Getz, John Lewis, Ray Brown, Sonny Stitt, Barney Bigard, Gerry Mulligan, Vince Guaraldi, Lee Konitz, Bud Shank, Charlie Ventura, Scott LaFaro, Victor Feldman, Art Pepper, Charlie Barnett...
read more

DVD/Video/Film Reviews

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Stan Levey

Music

Featured recording “Grand Stan”

Grand Stan


2005
  • BUY

    This Time The Drum's On Me

    Point Entertainment
    2001
  • BUY

    Stanley The Steamer

    Point Entertainment
    1990
  • BUY

    Stanley The Steamer Featuring Dexter Gordon

    Point Entertainment
    1978
  • BUY

    Stan Levey Quintet

    Point Entertainment
    1957
  • BUY

    Grand Stan

    Point Entertainment
    1957
  • BUY

    This Time The Drums On Me

    Point Entertainment
    1955
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Rank: 3,643
Views: 6,292
Fans: 2
Sponsor: Summit Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

or search site with Google

Help improve the Stan Levey profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Stan Levey musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.