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Tony Leva Bio
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On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
Tony Leva appears on the following Evil Clown titles:
Leap of Faith
I am improvisor, collaborator, educator and performer. I can often be found on stages throughout the USA playing songs or accompanying theater and puppetry with: Bury Me Standing, Jaggery, and They Gotta Be Secret Agents. I am also an active collaborator/educator at Tunefoolery, an artist collective of musicians in mental health recovery.
I love studying the bass, creating music and collaborating with others while sharing what I learn with students and music lovers of all ages. My own study translates directly to the musicians with whom I play and also to the students whom I teach. As I am able to connect more deeply with my own music, I am able to facilitate others connecting to music. By expanding my own ideas of what music is and how people can play music and create sounds, I can then encourage others to do the same in their own way. I currently teach bass at Rockport Central School and offer private lessons. Please contact me at anthonycolinlevaATgmailDOTcom if you are interested in lessons or if you’d just like to say hello!
I also study the sintir (a North African bass lute) and have occasionally performed on trumpet, melodica, accordion and clown nose.
- Tony Leva
Selected other works from Tony Leva
Deep Fried Grapes – Is the Vibe On? (2005)
Jaggery – Polyhymnia (2007), Upon A Penumbra (2010), S( p )lice (2011), For the Record (2014)
Timesbold – Ill Seen Ill Sung (2007), Slight of Hand (2008)
Camphor – Drawn To Dust (2008)
Solo Works of Anthony “Tony” Leva – The Ballads of Orange and Grape (2007), Well Songs (2009)
The Jean-Paul-Jeremy Accordion Cartel (2009)
Christopher Bell – Win Winters (2009)
Paul Kozlowski – Pedro the Bull (2009)
Jaggery – Private Violence EP – (2009)
Paleo – Improvised Recordings (2009)
Jesse Sparhawk – Raptor Attention (2011)
Gideon Irving – My Name is Gideon, My Brother is Isaac (2011)
DuoFest – Double Bass duets with Kirsten Lamb (2012)
Brendan Burns’ Timestamp (2012)
Brendan Burns’ Free Quartet (2012)
Bury Me Standing (2013)
The King – music written by Max Avery Lichtenstein
War Don Don – music written by Max Avery Lichtenstein
Mighty Fine – music written by Max Avery Lichtenstein
The Truth About Coal – music written by Molly Zenobia and Tony Leva
The Why – music by Jaggery