Elliot Levine

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Elliot Levine
Background information
Birth name Elliot Brett Levine
Born (1963-09-28) September 28, 1963 (age 55)
Washington, D.C., United States
Genres Funk
Smooth Jazz
Jazz pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Piano
Electric Piano
Years active 1984–present
Labels Artifex records
Associated acts Heatwave
Wilson Pickett
Website elliotlevine.com
Notable instruments
iPad Keytar

Elliot B. Levine (born September 28, 1963, Washington, D.C., United States)[1] is an American pianist and keyboardist.[2] He has had 2 record releases on the Nashville-based Artifex records label, which received national airplay and distribution between 1999 and 2004. His CD projects have been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal Online and the Washington Post.[1] In March 2012 he was the first person to use an iPad Keytar, an iPad with a guitar strap, in a live performance posted to YouTube.[3] Elliot Levine has toured with Wilson Pickett[4] and Heatwave[5] (Always & Forever/Boogie Nights). He has opened for Brian McKnight, Freddie Jackson, McCoy Tyner,[2] and Gerald Albright.[6] He has had the #1 song on mp3.com, receiving over 1,000,000 downloads,[7] which was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal[2] and CNN.[7] Elliot Levine has four internationally released CD's. He has headlined at Blues Alley[8] and the Kennedy Center. His playing has been described by Jazz Times as "showing plenty of talent, though also criticized as having "feather-weight play against heavy-leaden R&B backdrops".[9] In 2003, he scored the music to an Emmy nominated documentary, "Teens in Between".[10] His music was also used on "Inside the NBA" on TBS (TV Channel) (2001),[7] as well as an independent college movie, "Friends With Benefits" (2003). He is also featured on the worldwide Karvavena release "The Abduction of the Art of Noise".[11] He currently tours in the United States as a member of Heatwave.[12]


As leader

As sideman

  • Kenny Wright Experience Herbie Miles and Me (2010) Knee Deep Records
  • Tony Whitfield Pleasure Sensitive 2 (2004) OASA Records
  • Tony Whitfield New York Hustle, with Onaje Allan Gumbs, Hiram Bullock, and Jerry Hey (2003) OASA Records
  • Eddie Anderson Good Friends (2003) Independent
  • Eddie Anderson Christmas Album (2002) Independent
  • Tony Whitfield Pleasure Sensitive 2 (2000) OASA Records
  • Ski Johnson Ski Supreme (2000) Wide-A-Wake Records
  • Pete Marinovich Second Voice (1999)
  • Eddie Anderson Thick Funk (1999) Independent
  • Moose and the Bulletproof Blues Band Movin On' (1996) Blues Cancer Records
  • Ski Johnson in Your Eyes (1994) Wide-A-Wake Records
  • Ski Johnson Tell Me Something Good EP (1994) Wide-A-Wake Records
  • Ivan Smart Red Nights (1992) Smart-eye Productions


  • The Abduction of the Art of Noise (2004) Karvavena Records
  • Walking on Pennsylvania Avenue (2001) Open Source Music [1]
  • MP3.COM 103 of the best songs you've never heard, vol. 4 (2000) MP3.COM
  • The Best of Artifex Records (1997) Artifex Records
  • Artifex Records American Express Jazz Sampler(1994) Artifex Records