Josef Levitis

1994: Josef moves to NYC from Moscow and starts performing with various rock-bands in major NY clubs (Lions Dan, Bitter End, Terra Blues, Elbow room, Wet Lands) 1996 - 1997: classical guitar lessons at Bridge Caldro Music School 1997 - 2001: jazz guitar and improvisation technique studies in AIG (American Institute of Guitar)with Peter Mazza 1998-2003: plays jazz in best NYC clubs (Blue Note, Smalls, Village Bistro, Knitting factory). Starts teaching music and prepares students for entering Berkley, Manhattan school of music etc. Works as a session musician in various NYC studios. 2003: moves to Chicago. Starts teaching at Old Town School of folk music (guitar technique, jazz, exotic scales). Performs at Chicago clubs, collaborates with top Chicago musicians in various projects. 2006: moves to Moscow. Records “Sundown on Santorini” album (coming July 2008). Tours North America, Europe and Israel performing original music (world beat) 2006:


Gitane guitar, Fender, Prudencio Laez guitars

”Josef is a monster player” - (Old Town School of folk music, Chicago)
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Taught at LaGrange music school, Willing music centre, Chicago Old Town School of Folk music, succesfully prepared students for entering Berkley and Manhattan school of music and other music schools. Classes, workshops and guitar clinics available upon request (jazz, classical, world beat, impro skills, ethno, exotic scales)

Albums by Josef Levitis


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