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Levy DeAndrade

Levy DeAndrade Piano and Keyboard: One of the area’s most respected and sought after keyboard players, Levy has earned the admiration and respect of fans and peers alike for his talent and professionalism. His artistry in blending Latin dance rhythm with soulful jazz styles have given his music an unforgettable trademark sound which has earned recognition by local and national and international jazz music experts. He has been described by a fan as “one of a kind when it comes to piano jazz explorations, and his unique playing style is all his own.” His playing is a “lovely delight to savor and enjoy!”

Born on March 6, in Parana, Brazil, Levy’s first inspiration came when he was given a tape recorder and guitar for his 7th birthday. His musical prodigy was realized when, in two months time, he was composing and performing on the instrument for his friends and family. Within the next two years, he was performing on stages in his hometown for the public. After being introduced to the piano by his instructors at school, Levy developed a love for the instrument and soon mastered the keys. After graduating from high school and receiving a scholarship and grant to study music in the US, Levy relocated to the states where he started his music career as a performer in San Francisco’s top jazz venues.

After a successful stint in California, Levy was invited to relocate to New York City to become a ‘first call’ studio musician for The Hit Factory. There he composed, arranged and shared the stage with many musical greats. Having enjoyed being in great demand for his recording sessions and live performances, Levy then decided to establish his own recording studio. There he mastered the mechanics of the music business and engineered and produced albums for both clients and himself.

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“The ensembles are tight, while the concise solos are soulful, melodic and passionate. The music could be called fusion, Latin crossover or even smooth, but Level 10 does not limit itself to one genre and succeeds at carving out its own musical niche. With their excellent musicianship and ability to say a lot in a short space, Level 10 clearly has a strong future. And Levy DeAndrade proves throughout Crossover that he is a composer well worth watching. ” Scott Yanow - Jazz Author & Journalist

““It’s hard to pin down Level 10’s musical style, and that’s a good thing. There are some engaging smooth-jazz leanings, but on Crossover you’ll get plenty of muscular funk, Latin, contemporary jazz and Brazilian-style music, the latter inspired by leader Levy DeAndrade’s native country

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