Jonah Levine is a trombonist/pianist/composer/arranger from Berkeley, CA residing in Los Angeles. He has performed at leading jazz festivals worldwide including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Monterey Jazz Festival in California, the West Philippines Sea Jazz and Blues Festival, and venues throughout France, Germany, Italy, the Balkans, Mexico, India, and South America. He has studied with Kenny Burrell, James Newton, James Miller, George Bohanon, Robin Eubanks, Steve Turre, Hal Crook, Andre Hayward, Wayne Wallace, and has worked with Leonard Cohen, The Game, Ed Sheeran, Anderson .Paak, Nx Worries, MNDSGN, Iman Omari, Ryan Leslie, Bennie Maupin, George Watsky, and Shafiq Husayn among many others.
In 2014, Levine graduated from UCLA’s ethnomusicology jazz composition program. He then accepted a position as music teacher at Fusion Academy Miracle Mile where he currently teaches music production, music theory, and private instrument lessons. Outside of teaching privately and at Fusion he produces, composes, records, performs, and tours regularly. He is a founding member or Los Angeles-based bands Aditya Prakash Ensemble, LNJO, the Katalyst, and leads his own 6-piece group the Jonah Levine Collective. His debut record is set to be released early 2016 and features Aditya Prakash, Iman Omari, and MNDSGN.
Photographer: Chris Baliwas
Musician: Jonah Levine
Location: Red Gate Studios, Katalyst Recording 2016