Jeff Levine

Keyboardist Jeff Levine has been playing professionally since the age of 13.

A strongly Rhythm & Blues-oriented artist, organist/pianist Jeff toured extensively with The Chambers Brothers ('72-'75), James Montgomery Band ('77-'78), Clarence Clemons ('81-'82), Bo Diddley ('84-'85), Joe Cocker ('86-'91) and Hall & Oates ('95-'01).

His diverse performing and recording credits also include (in alphabetical order) Mark Anthony, Chuck Berry, Michael Bolton, John Fogerty, Jeff Golub, Whitney Houston, Al Jarreau, Marilyn McCoo/Billy Davis Jr., Michael McDonald, Wilson Pickett, Pink, Bonnie Raitt, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson, Carly Simon, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Grover Washington Jr., among many others. (See Discography.)

He has created numerous arrangements for several artists and was commissioned to arrange a medley of Ray Charles music for the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Awards Show honoring Ray.

His various engineer/production credits include:
Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, The Cars, Leo Sayer, Alex Taylor with James Taylor, Joe Cocker, Buddy Miles, Roy Ayers, Charles Earland, Bernard Purdie, Yaron Gershovsky, David Mann, Janis Segal, Manhattan Transfer, Avenue Blue, Southside Johnny, Deodato, Dr. John, Cleo Laine, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Lenny Pickett, John Andrew Parks, Jeff Pitchell, Marc Muller, Rockin’ Rio 2, Inxs, and Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners.

Jeff started his own project studio, Organic Sounds, in New York City, in 1998 and moved the studio to the arts district of Long Branch, NJ in 2003. The studio, which now includes a tracking room, is equipped with hard disk, MIDI/multitrack digital recording systems and vintage keyboards.

Jeff in the control room
Jeff in the control room (click to enlarge)

Jeff has also worked on music for a number of films including The Finest Hour (21st Century Films, 1991) and Hercules (Walt Disney Pictures, 1997) and has played for many Broadway/Off-Broadway shows, including Hot Feet, Movin' Out, Dream A Little Dream, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Bright Lights, Big City, The Civil War, Portrait Of A Singer, and Rocky Horror Picture Show.

He is a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, The Audio Engineering Society and The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers and is an affiliate music publisher with the Harry Fox Agency.

Jeff endorses Korg Musical Instruments.


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