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Tony Levin

Tony Levin was born in Boston on June 6, 1946. He grew up in the suburb of Brookline and began playing upright bass at 10 yrs old. In high school, he picked up tuba, soloing with the concert band. He also started a barbershop quartet. But he primarily played classical music on the upright, most notably performing at the White House with Marvin Rabin's Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra for John and Jackie Kennedy. He then attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and played in the Rochester Philharmonic. Also at the school was Steve Gadd, now a renowned drummer, who introduced Tony to playing a higher level of jazz and rock. He traded in his Ampeg baby bass for an old (at that time) Fender Precision bass, which was his only instrument for many years.

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Discography

Levin Minnemann Rudess: From the Law Offices of Levin Minnemann Rudess

Levin Minnemann...

Lazy Bones Recordings
2016

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Levin Brothers

Levin Brothers

Lazy Bones Recordings
2014

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Stick Man

Stick Man

Lazy Bones Recordings
2008

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