Isaac Levien

Performance

Whether I’m on the main stage at the Panama Jazz Fest or on a Brooklyn rooftop with a few old friends, I’m never happier than when I’m on my feet with my bass in my hands.

Below are a few videos, articles, and recordings from my last couple years. Enjoy!

Final day of the Panama Jazz Festival

“The informality of the festival is one of its main attractions; in the above photo, bassist Lee Seung-Ha of the Panama Jazz All Stars shares the stage with bassist Isaac Levien of the ensemble presented by the Berklee Global Jazz project. Seung-Ha boldly asked the group’s guest artist, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington if he could sit in, and she said, “Why not?” The interplay between the two bassists provided one of many festival highlights.”

International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music

Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity

I had the great opportunity to perform at the International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, at the Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity. This is what my description of that experience would look like. This is what my description of that experience would look like.

The Blessing - Ornette Coleman

David Adewumi - Trumpet
Amir Bar-Akiva - Drums
Video Credit - Olivia Chindamo
Audio Credit - Isaac Levien

Penta (Miguel Zenón) – Kevin Sun Graduation Recital

Kevin Sun – tenor saxaphone
Chris McCarthy – piano
Jonathan Starks – drums