From Kamasi Washington to Terrace Martin and Esperanza Spalding to Miguel Atwood Ferguson, the West Coast is bubbling with new energy in the jazz idiom. The voices creating the next wave of timeless music are here and the melting pot of composers leading the charge continues to expand by the year. Trombonist/pianist/composer/arranger Jonah Levine is next up, bridging a vast level of knowledge, skill and creativity over the trombone and piano.
Since graduating from UCLA’s ethnomusicology jazz composition program, Jonah has performed at leading jazz festivals worldwide including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and the Monterey Jazz Festival, and has worked with Leonard Cohen, The Game, Ed Sheeran, Anderson .Paak, Nx Worries, MNDSGN, Iman Omari, Ryan Leslie, Bennie Maupin, George Watsky, and Shafiq Husayn among many others. He is a founding member or Los Angeles-based bands Aditya Prakash Ensemble, LNJO, the Katalyst, and leads his own 6-piece group the Jonah Levine Collective.