ABOUT HANK LEVY
Hank came of age in the 1940s, when big bands crisscrossed
the country playing one-nighters, and when people in
Baltimore and other cities regularly went out dancing in
nightclubs and ballrooms. There were many excellent bands in
the area staffed by musicians in the armed forces and
musicians and ideas circulated freely among these groups.
Levy was part of this milieu (he attended the Navy School of
Music during his three-year hitch) and took full advantage of it
in his later career as a teacher, composer, and bandleader.
A Baltimore native, Hank graduated from Baltimore City
College, where he led his first band, then attended several
colleges, including an unhappy year at the Peabody