…working with commercial and not-for-profit organizations and schools, possessing entrepreneurial vision and leadership ability in both business and artistic realms, skilled in industry outreach, programming, operations, strategic planning, budgeting, production, marketing, writing and educational development.
Jeff Levenson is a veteran music executive who currently serves as writer-producer, educator and consultant. His affiliations, past and present, include posts at Half Note, Sony, Warner Bros, Downbeat, Billboard and the Blue Note jazz club in New York. He currently produces the annual Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington DC, and has authored and/or produced events for the NEA, the US State Department, the White House, the New School for Social Research and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
His collaborations include projects with McCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, Bela Fleck, Conrad Herwig, Kenny Werner, Roy Haynes, Arturo Sandoval, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz, Eddie Palmieri, Esperanza Spalding, Jack DeJohnette, and Bill Frisell, with production and/or supervision credits on 13 Grammy albums - 2 winners, 11 nominees.
Levenson has served the Blue Note management team, advising on club programming and international development. He recruits North American representatives for Jazzahead in Germany. He contributes a column, Ears New York, to JazzFM91 in Toronto, chairs the National Jazz Committee for the Grammys, administers grants and awards as Recording Academy Trustee, and enjoys the company of musicians.