They have just released their single "Imagine That" which music critics have called "Re-awakening of Contemporary Jazz" with a throw back to the classics, with a taste of Cuban and Brazilian beats that uplifts the spirit allowing for the possibility.
Levy DeAndrade, Level 10’s founder and keyboardist, was born in Brazil and absorbed the music styles of his homeland when he started playing the guitar and piano at a very young age. After high school he moved to San Francisco, and quickly became part of the city’s jazz scene. He then relocated to New York and worked as a first-call studio musician for the Hit Factory where he composed, arranged and shared the stage with many amazing performers like Al Jarreau, Keiko Matsui, Kim Waters, Wayman Tisdale and many others. With a solo career in mind, Levy moved to Florida where his goal was to assemble the finest group of Jazz musicians possible. This group became Level 10.
Joining Levy on his musical mission is Cuban native Yovannis Roque, bassist, who studied at the world renowned National School of the Arts in Havana. He’s performed with many talented and Grammy Award winning artists like Gypsy Kings, Gloria Estefan, Candy Dulfer, and Cesar Camargo Mariano and has toured throughout the US, Central America and Russia.
Level 10’s saxophonist, Rex Freligh, grew up in Florida’s Tampa Bay area. Throughout his career, Rex has played numerous festivals, concert venues, and TV shows ranging in musical styles from Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Brazilian & Latin Jazz, Jazz Fusion, R&B, Rock and Blues to Pop, Symphonic, Christian and Gospel music. Rex has also written, arranged, and recorded in the United States and Japan in genres including Jazz, Smooth Jazz, R&B, Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz Fusion, Electronica, and Trance. He worked with producers and artists such as Neil Boisen, Chis Gero, William Keskey, Black Market, Allon Sams, Derrick Williams, Rocky Ruckman & the Beat Heathens, and many others.
Ivan Diaz Avila was born in the city of consolation del sur in Pinar del rio, Cuba in 1972. started studying music at the age of 7 years old at the cuban music conservatory from where he graduated with a master degree in drums and percussion performing and teaching.
Level 10 will perform on Saturday October 19th at 5:30 PM