Jeff Levenson is a veteran music executive who currently serves as writer-producer, educator and consultant. His affiliations, past and present, include posts at Half Note, Sony, Warner Bros, Downbeat, Billboard and the Blue Note jazz club in New York. He currently produces the annual Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington DC, and has authored and/or produced events for the NEA, the US State Department, the White House, the New School for Social Research and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
His collaborations include projects with McCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, Bela Fleck, Conrad Herwig, Kenny Werner, Roy Haynes, Franco Ambrosetti, Arturo Sandoval, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz, Eddie Palmieri, Esperanza Spalding, Jack DeJohnette, and Bill Frisell, with production and/or supervision credits on 13 Grammy albums – 2 winners, 11 nominees.
Levenson has served the Blue Note management team, advising on club programming and international development. He recruits global partners for JAM MUSIC LAB (Vienna), Jazzahead (Bremen), Unit Records (Zurich) and Taller de Musics (Barcelona). As Board Trustee/Governor for the Grammys & Recording Academy, he chairs the National Jazz Committee, administers Grants/Awards, and enjoys the company of musicians.