8 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
at Avenue D
Saturday, 16 February 2013
Sales Stop at 09:00PM PST 02/16/13
Pianist Mike Levine is a man of many talents whose career is a blend of different aspects of music. He attended the University of Miami where he studied piano with Vince Maggio. Here at the UM, that Mike formed a group with Billy Ross. They released their first album “That Summer Something” in 1981, which featured Pat Metheny as a guest artist. Mike wrote the majority of the bands compositions. The recording earned national recognition for them and stayed on the top ten contemporary Jazz (AOR) charts for six weeks. Subsequently they recorded “Humidity” which also did well. The Ross-Levine Band was the opening act for Michael Franks, Gato Barberi, Dionne Warwick, and many others.
He performs locally in South Florida’s top Jazz and Blues venues, Jazzid, Van Dyke, O’Hara’s, Hard Rock Café, and as well various hotels and restaurants in the area with local artists, Arturo Sandoval, Dana Paul, Wendy Pederson, Paulette Dozier, Billy Ross and Peter Graves Band and many more. Summer of 2007 Levine performed at the Syracuse and Montreal Jazz Festival with the Jaco Pastorius Big Band. At the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, October 2007, Mike was one of the featured artists.
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