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Israeli guitarist and composer Yosi Levy, a multifaceted acoustic and electric guitarist of exceptional range and depth, will present music from his latest CD, The Yosi Levy Acoustic Project, which combines music from the Mediterranean, Israel, India, and the Americas into a unique blend of original music. He will discuss the composition and production process and perform music from the CD. Sponsored by the Mediterranean Music Institute and the Israeli Consulate.
His latest album was recorded live with two outstanding musicians—the Israeli flutist Ilan Salem and Bickram Ghosh, one of the greatest living Indian tabla players. A longtime accompanist to sitar legend Ravi Shankar, Ghosh was honored in a composition written by Levy, “For Bickram,” that is included in the album.
Levy's Acoustic Project has been touring through India, China, and Israel in a spectrum of festivals and clubs. They will be performing in New York City with flutist Itai Kriss in October.
Levy also performs as a solo acoustic guitarist, fusing a fascinating breadth of jazz and baroque-style improvisation. His free movement between genres creates an exciting polyphonic texture and showcases Levy's capabilities as an unlimited creator. He has also produced strong electric playing, as can be heard on his “The House on Lefferts Boulevard,” featuring legendary jazz saxophonist Dave Liebman.
As a tireless performer, Levy has collaborated and performed with an expansive variety of musicians, including Jeff “Tain” Watts, Frank Gambale, Phil Woods, Jeff Berlin, Bob Gullotti, and Mordy Ferber. He has also played as guitarist with some Israel's greatest stars, including Yoni Rechter, Yosi Banai, Ester Ofarim, Shem Tov Levy, Yair Dallal, and many more.