Sunday, August 21st – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Mark Levine Quartet
Mark Levine, piano;
Bob Kenmotsu, sax;
John Wiitala, bass;
Ron Marabuto, drums.
Mark Levine has shared the bandstand and recording studio with Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard, Wallace Roney, Tito Puente, Milt Jackson, James Moody, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Fortune, Eddie Harris, Stefon Harris, Eddie Henderson, Conrad Herwig, Clark Terry, Ingrid Jensen, Charlie Rouse, Bobby Watson, Chet Baker, Philip Harper, Mark Murphy, Art Pepper, Julian Priester, Bobby Shew, Steve Turre, Madeline Eastman, Enrique Pla and Poncho Sanchez… in particularly fruitful and intense extended stints with trumpeter Blue Mitchell and sax giants Joe Henderson, Harold Land and Dave Liebman… and with latin jazz titans Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Moacir Santos, Pete Escovido, Cal Tjader and Francisco Aguabella…
He was nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Recording in 2003 for his CD Isla, with his band Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge. He was nominated for a Latin Grammy award in 2010 for his CD Off & On: the Music of Moacir Santos. He produces the BAJA (Bay Area Jazz Archives) series of archival CDs for Jazzschool Records.
He wrote the book on jazz piano – The Jazz Piano Book (Sher Music, 1989 and 2005) – and has thus been instrumental in the education of many thousands of jazz pianists. Mark himself studied in Boston and New York with legendary figures Hal Overton, Herb Pomeroy and Jaki Byard.
This will be a good date at Bird & Beckett. Don’t miss out!
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