Tony Levin

Tony Levin is considered to be one of the most sought after bassists in all of musicdom today. Having grown up playing classical music on upright bass (most notably on the White House lawn for John and Jackie Kennedy), Tony began playing a higher level of jazz and rock after meeting Steve Gadd at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY.

In the years since then, Tony has recorded and/or toured with many well known artists such as John Lennon, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Gary Burton, James Taylor, Herbie Mann, Goro Noguchi, Judy Collins, Joe Yamanaka, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, and many others too numerous to mention.

Since it's inception in the 70s, Tony has been a regular member of Peter Gabriel's band where he began playing the Stick. In 1980, Tony was asked to join King Crimson. The debut album from that particular lineup of Crimson Discipline is not only considered a landmark record musically but also the record that introduced most of today's players to the Stick (with the first sound from the record being Tony's bass-side Stick work on the opening of Elephant Talk).

Today, Tony still works on occasion with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, and other artists whose work he finds interesting. Over the last two years, he has also recorded and toured with the Tony Levin Band which consists of Tony, guitarist Jesse Gress, keyboardist Larry Fast, and drummer Jerry Marotta. During the month of April, the Tony Levin Band will be touring in the US and Canada in support of their new record Pieces of the Sun.

Dates for the Tony Levin Band tour are:

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March 27 - Philadelphia - North Star Bar - 215 922-5900
March 28 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx - 703 569-5940
March 29 - New York, NY - Bottom Line
March 30 - Rochester, NY - Milestones
March 31 - Montreal PQ - The Cabaret
April 2 - Toronto, ONT - Lee's Palace
April 3 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
April 4 - Ferndale, MI (Detroit) - The Magic Bag - 248 544-1991
April 5 - Chicago, IL - Martyrs
April 6 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall - 414 276-7288
April 7 - St Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill - 314 727-0880
April 9 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
April 11 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
April 12 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House
April 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
April 14 - San Fran,CA - Great American Music Hall - 415 885-0750
April 16 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Rio Theatre - 831 423-8209
April 17 - Sacramento, CA - The Boardwalk
April 18 - Portland, OR - Alladin Theatre - 503 234-9694
April 19 - Seattle, WA - Century Ballroom - 206 324-7263
April 20 - Vancouver, BC - Richards on Richards
April 25 - W.Springfield, MA - Springfield Arts Festival
April 26 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
April 27 - Woodstock, NY - Bearsville Theater
May 3 - Buffalo, NY - Tralfamadore Cafe

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