"Brilliant! Alex, thank you the fabulous performance by your jazz trio at our home on Halloween. You turned what was a fun cocktail party into what many of our guests claimed was the best party of the year." --Jane O., 2011
Alex and his ensembles, including Sarah King and the Smoke Rings and The Alex Levin Trio, carry liability insurance.
Alex Levin is available as a solo pianist or with his elegantly swinging trio. One of the city's most exceptional pianists, Alex has played at hundreds of parties, including weddings and corporate functions, where he has delighted guests with renditions of popular standards by Gershwin, Porter, and Irving Berlin. His music is always an excellent choice at dinner parties and cocktail hours.
He has performed at New York Jazz clubs such as Smalls, Night and Day, Detour, Kavehaz, and Rue B in the East Village, as well as clubs throughout the United States and Europe. His music has been featured on Public Radio and All About Jazz, a popular jazz website. A sparkling, swinging band, his trio is available for bookings at clubs, private parties, corporate functions, weddings and receptions. He is also available as a solo pianist, and he has performed in this capacity at The Standard Hotel, The University Club, The Harvard Club, The Williams Club, Columbia University, and in many hotels and private residences throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Be sure to listen to his soundclips and read his reviews on his website--easily found with a Google search. A graduate of Brown University Middlebury College's Breadloaf School of English, Alex is an avid fan of literature and teaches at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, New York.
Should you wish to book Alex or his trio but do not have a piano, he can arrange to bring along an electric piano that sounds exactly like a real piano. The trio includes a bassist and a drummer, a bassist and a sax player, or a bassist and a guitarist. A vocalist is also available should you wish to have a Diana Krall/Nat King Cole sound. His swing band, Sarah King and the Smoke Rings, is a popular choice. Of course you can choose to book a larger ensemble. No matter what decision you make, you can be certain that Alex and his band will be professional and that the music will be tailored to your party.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
It Had to be YouGershwin
How Deep is the OceanIrving Berlin
Bye Bye, BlackbirdMiles Davis
All The Things You AreCharlie Parker
As Time Goes ByErroll Garner
Autumn LeavesMiles Davis
Night and DistanceAlex Levin
Waltz for DebbyBill Evans
I Hear a RhapsodyMiles
Basin Street BluesLouis Armstrong
Danny BoyBill Evans
Bewitched, Bothered and BewilderedElla Fitzgerald
L-O-V-ENat King Cole
The Girl from IpenemaStan Getz
Don't Know WhyNorah Jones
40's Hits Piano
50's Hits Keyboards
50's Hits Piano
60's Hits Keyboards
Big Band Piano
$500 - $1500
Duke Ellington, Ahmad Jamal, Brad Mehldau, John Coltrane, Nat King Cole, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Wynton Marsalis, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., Chick Corea, Diana Krall, Norah Jones and Barry Harris
"Alex Levin is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!
Alex Levin has shown the brilliant performance dazzling our guests on December 14,2006 at the corporate event in Stamford, CT. Thank you very much for your talent and work! Everybody was extremely impressed with your music! You created the perfect holiday atmosphere everyone was comfortable in. Nobody wanted to go home!
I am sure you will have tons of requests for your performance this holiday season. Thank you for you CDs!
Looking forward to have you in our upcoming 2007 events.
The best wishes to you!
- Tiina D.
Club Event in New York, NY on 11/21/2004
"For a one-time gig at Kavehaz Restaurant & Jazz Gallery in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, Alex played piano accompiment for my jazz vocals. It was an excellent session in every way. Alex and I collaborated closely before and during the gig and brought off a professional sounding two sets. Alex knows the standards. His playing is styled for entertainment and all his solos were applauded. Working with Alex made me want to hire the full trio next time! We've been invited back to Kavehaz for January so we'll just have to see. Thanks to Alex and GigMasters for a great referral. Patricia Adams, bandleader & vocalist (www.patriciaadams.com)"
- Patricia A.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Short Hills, NJ on 09/01/2012
"I hired Alex to play during the cocktail hour at my daughter's wedding reception. His playing added greatly to this special event. The set list and playing were tailored specifically to set the mood perfectly during this part of the party. He knocked it out of the park!
Alex is a great piano player, a true professional and a very nice gentleman. I would strongly recommend Alex to anyone looking to have great, classy, swinging music at their event."
- Bill W.
Cocktail Party in Brooklyn, NY on 08/04/2012
"Alex is an amazing pianist and a lovely person. He played a cocktail party I threw for around 30 people and the guests raved about his playing. I can't recommend him highly enough."
- Eric S.
School Assembly in Westport, CT on 04/27/2012
"Alex has become a permanent part of our Annual Poetry Slam and Jazz Celebration at Staples High School in Westport. Our jazz band students love playing along with Alex and definitely learn from his professional attributes. He is our resident Jazz professional for the day and the students love him."
- Robin S.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Brooklyn, NY on 04/21/2012
"Alex was incredibly accomodating, fun and upbeat, an amazing musician and a tremendous asset to the party! I couldn't have been happier.
Thanks Alex! It was such a pleasure working with you.
In addition to Brooklyn, Alex Levin will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus
and many other locations in and around the Brooklyn area.
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