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Jeff Levenson

Jeff Levenson

Jeff Levenson is a label executive, writer-producer, consultant and jazz columnist who collaborates with Taller de Músics as an external consultant and has taught workshops and courses at the same institution. His affiliations, past and present, include posts at Half Note, Sony, Warner Bros, Downbeat, Billboard and the Blue Note jazz club in New York.

 

He currently produces the annual Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington DC, and has authored and/or produced events for the NEA, the US State Department, the White House, the New School for Social Research and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. His credits include collaborations with McCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, Conrad Herwig, Kenny Werner, Bela Fleck, Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz, Savion Glover, Esperanza Spalding and Bill Frisell. He has produced and/or supervised 13 Grammy albums – 2 winners, 11 nominees.

 

As a member of the Blue Note management team, he advised on club programming and international development. He contributes a column, EARS NEW YORK, to JAZZFM91 in Toronto. He chairs the National Jazz Committee for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, serves as National Trustee.