Oren Levine

Jazz pianist and composer from Washington, DC

About Me

Oren Levine is an accomplished jazz pianist and composer from Washington, DC. He performs frequently in the Washington, DC area, leading his own groups and performing regularly with DC vocalists Aaron Myers and Barbara Papendorp. He also is a long-standing member of the house band at the weekly DC Jazz Jam. Oren's album of eleven original jazz songs "Making Up For Lost Time" was nominated for the 2019 Washington Area Music (Wammie) award for Best Jazz Album, and received two Best Jazz Song nominations for "Let's Wander" (featuring vocalist Barbara Papendorp) and "Alternative Facts" (featuring Lionel Lyles on tenor sax). Oren’s original song “Stand Right”, recorded by Aaron Myers, was featured on NPR and in the Washington Post. Oren's also contributed several songs to Jason Mendelson’s MetroSongs project (http://www.metrosongs.org). Oren developed his skills as a performer and accompanist through private study with Harry Appelman, Frank Wilkins, and Boston legend Harvey Diamond. As a regular participant in the Vermont Jazz Center summer workshop, he studied piano and theory with Eugene Uman and Ray Gallon.