No description of the Philly jazz scene exists that does not include something along the lines of "And Elliott Levin has been known to sit in, buggin' out with his sax and flute..." Eugene Chadbourne - Allmusic

 

Previous events

Jun28

Soundwaves Concert: Elliott Levin, Don Preston, & Bobby Bradford

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Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, California

The Soundwaves concert series welcomes tenor saxophonist Elliot Levin from Philadelphia for a set of free jazz. A regular associate of the late Cecil Taylor, Levin has also performed with artists ranging from Sun Ra sideman Marshall Allen to soul stars Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes. He will be joined by two legends of the L.A. creative music scene, keyboardist Don Preston, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Carla Bley, and John Carter, among others, and cornetist Bobby Bradford, who appears on classic albums including Ornette Coleman's "Science Fiction," David Murray's "Death of a Sideman" and "Murray's Steps," and numerous recordings of his own or co-led with John Carter.

They will be accompanied by drummer Christopher Garcia, who has toured extensively with Preston and other Zappa alumni as the Grandmothers of Invention, and bassists Andres Swanson (Kirk Wall & the Hillbillies) and Jeff Schwartz.

Admission is free.

Jun24

Levin/Pontecorvo X2/Pino/Abrams, Lords of Outland at SIMM Series

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Musicians Union Local, 116 9th St, San Francisco

7:30 pm Lords of Outland

Philip Everett - drums, percussion, electronic autoharp

Ray Schaeffer - electric basses

Rent Romus - alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, voice, electronics, toys

8:30 pm Levin/Pontecorvo/Pino/Abrams

Elliott Levin - tenor saxophone, flute, poetry

Mika Pontecorvo- guitar

Mark Pino - drums

Kersti Abrams - alto saxophone, North African reeds, mbira

Eli Pontecorvo - bass

with special guest Mogauwane Mahloele - percussion

Satellites Are Spinning: Sun Ra Celebration Concert #8 - Space Jam

World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Our band for Satellites #8 - Space Jam at the World Cafe Live will include music director, keyboardist, Erica Corbo with Space Whale Orchestra featuring reedmen Mick Ricereto andTed Schneider; The Three Bones featuring trombonists, Frank Rein, Dan Blacksberg, Connor Przybyszewski and The Eye2Eye Trio featuring drummer Kim Pedro Rodriguez,bassist Bert Harris and saxophonist Elliott Levin, also featuring special guests: guitarist and Sun Ra Arkestra member, DM Hotep, as well as Sun Ra Arkestra member and vocalist, Tara Middleton and vocalist Parris Love’.

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