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Levine, Elliot (Brett)

Levine, Elliot (Brett), keyboards; b. Washington DC, 28 September 1963. His father is Henry Levine (b. 1917) and his mother is Freda Levine (b. 1919), the latter a pianist. He has two brothers, Art Levine (b. 1948) and Phil Levine (b. 1954).

He grew up in Wheaton, MD and studied with Greg Hatza at Towson State.

He's toured with Wilson Pickett and Heatwave (Always & Forever/Boogie Nights) and has opened for Brian McKnight, Freddie Jackson, and McCoy Tyner. He has had the #1 song on mp3.com, the world's largest Internet music site with over 950,000 downloads. This amazing feat was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal. Elliot has three internationally released CD's which have received extensive airplay and distribution. He has headlined at Blues Alley and the Kennedy Center. His playing has been described by Jazz Times as "showing remarkable talent."

Recordings:
Elliot Levine w/Light Images (1993); Smash (2000); Live at Bayou Blues (2001); Live Bootleg (Limited EP) (2001)
As sideperson:
Ivan Smart: Red Nights (1992); Ski Johnson: Tell Me Something Good (EP) (1994), In Your Eyes (1994); Moose and the Bulletproof Blues Band: Movin' On (1996); Urban Grooves (EP) (1997);
Urban Grooves (1997); Artifex Records 3-CD Box Set (1997); Eddie Anderson: Thick Funk (1999); Pete Marinovich: Second Voice (1999); Ski Johnson: Ski Supreme (2000);
MP3.COM: 103 of the best songs you've never heard, vol. 4 (2000); Smash Remix, Open Source Music: Walking on Pennsylvania Ave. (2000); Tony Whitfield: Pleasure Sensitive (2000)

Bibliography:
Washington Post, January 19, 2001
The Wall St. Journal, Online Edition 8/15/2000
Music Monthly, January, 2001, Feature Article
Jazzusa.com, January 2001

Contact information:
Website: http://www.elliotlevine.com
Tilley Records
P.O. Box 7351
Silver Spring, MD 20907

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