Keyboardist Jeff Levine has been playing professionally since the age of 13. An organist/pianist with a strong background in Rhythm & Blues, Jeff has toured extensively with The Chambers Brothers ('72-'75), James Montgomery Band ('77-'78), Clarence Clemons ('81-'82), Bo Diddley ('84-'85), Hall & Oates ('95-'01), and Joe Cocker ('86-'91, 2012). Click here for a more expansive list.
His diverse performing and recording credits also include... (in alphabetical order) Mark Anthony, Chuck Berry, Michael Bolton, John Fogerty, Whitney Houston, Al Jarreau, Marilyn McCoo/Billy Davis Jr., Michael McDonald, Wilson Pickett, Pink, Bonnie Raitt, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson, Carly Simon, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Grover Washington Jr., among many others.
He has created numerous arrangements for several artists and was commissioned to arrange a medley of Ray Charles music for the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Awards Show honoring Ray.His various engineer/production credits include: Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, The Cars, Leo Sayer, Alex Taylor with James Taylor, Joe Cocker, Buddy Miles, Roy Ayers, Charles Earland, Bernard Purdie, Yaron Gershovsky, David Mann, Janis Segal, Katie Holmes, Manhattan Transfer, Avenue Blue, Southside Johnny, Deodato, Dr. John, Cleo Laine, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Lenny Pickett, John Andrew Parks, Jeff Pitchell, Marc Muller, Rockin’ Rio 2, Inxs, and Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners. Jeff started his own project studio, Organic Sounds, in New York City in 1998. In 2003, he relocated to the arts district of Long Branch, NJ. The studio, which now includes a tracking room, is equipped with hard disk, MIDI/multitrack digital recording systems and vintage keyboards.
Jeff has also worked on music for a number of films including The Finest Hour (21st Century Films, 1991) and Hercules (Walt Disney Pictures, 1997) and has played for many Broadway/Off-Broadway shows, including Hot Feet, Movin' Out, Dream A Little Dream, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Bright Lights, Big City, The Civil War, Portrait of a Singer, and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Levine was the Musical Director for the first Off-Broadway run of the play Bright Lights, Big City, adapted and written by Paul Scott Goodman and also played piano with Tony winner Ron Richardson (departed) in his cabaret act.
He is a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, The Audio Engineering Society and The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers and is an affiliate music publisher with the Harry Fox Agency.
Jeff endorses Korg Musical Instruments.