BRENCORE Entertainment Presents “JAZZ At The Black Box Theater” featuring National Recording Artist Saxophonist Kevin LEVI.
LEVI is a staple with the BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band, he will be featured with his own project entitled “LEVI” with some amazing musicians that will be performing some great jazz hits.
Kevin Levi, one of the most renowned professional saxophonists will release his first solo project, ATONE. The result is a rich tapestry of hip hop, R&B, Neo-soul and Ballads, all of which are combined with the rich melodic signature of the Kevin Levi sound. The project is a collection of new original songs that are rhythmically rooted resulting in a completely original and moving work. Set for release just in time for the summer tour circuit, the album marks the first of many to come.
For the past two decades Kevin Levi has established himself as one of the most sought after musicians on both the east and west coast. ATONE, Kevin Levi’s self-titled new cd, ventures into unchartered creative territory and is having the time of his life crafting a lively album, one that speaks to exactly why so many young saxophonists have been inspired to pick up the instrument.
“Everyone loves the mixture of groove related music”, says Kevin. “It makes you feel good, you know….get your groove on for a minute….yet at the same time, it’s very intimate and personal and kind of takes you back to the good ole days”, says Kevin. Each original song is written from inspiration. We not only get a glimpse of Kevin the artist but Kevin the collaborator, working out each note with the greatest attention to detail, while allowing the incredible skills of he and the other musicians, Leroy “Scooter” Taylor, to shine through. Each recording is a unique mix of precision and invention that conjures up the sounds of Washington DC, New York, Maryland, California and everybody in between. Kevin Levi has been a part of hit making teams since the early 80’s. He obtained his Bachelors of Music degree from Howard University. Kevin has performed and toured with: Wynton Marsallis, Lionel Hampton, Keeter Betts, Marcus Miller, Bobby Lyle, Bonifid, Peter White, Jean Carne, SHAI, SWV, Ashanti, Tanya Blount, LEVI and many more. With each new recording Kevin begins from a personal place…..the sounds that move him. He also enjoys introducing new music to his audience. For the past 20 years he has been a fixture in arenas, amphitheatres and concert halls and has performed for thousands of people around the world.
When pressed about his theory as to why he has been so successful, Kevin says, “I think my music offers people the opportunity to listen to their thoughts … tap into their imagination and create their own story lines to songs without the limitations of words. Keep in mind, the saxophone is a beautiful instrument that comes very close to the human voice”.