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Rob Miller &


On Metal Chaos Ensemble: "... ​using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation."   - Squidco website staff

Tony Leva appears on the following Evil Clown titles:

​Leap of Faith

String Theory

See Tony's  site for a more detailed list of his other work...

Evil Clown ​

Tony Leva Bio

Photos by ​Raffi

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)

Film Scores

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

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

​On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG