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Howard Levy & Chris Siebold

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Rudy's Jazz Room

809 Gleaves Street

Nashville, TN 37203

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Rudy's Jazz Room is proud to present multi-Grammy award winning harmonicist, pianist and composer Howard Levy and guitarist Chris Siebold, one night, two amazing shows!

Multiple Grammy Award-winner Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a superb pianist, innovative composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, producer, and Chicago area resident. His musical travels have taken him all over the geographical world and the musical map. Equally at home in jazz, classical, rock, folk, Latin, and world music, he brings a fresh lyrical approach to whatever he plays. This has made him a favorite with audiences worldwide, and a recording artist sought after by the likes of Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Paquito D’Rivera, Styx, Donald Fagen, and Paul Simon. As a sideman, Howard has appeared on hundreds of CDs and played on many movie soundtracks. A favorite guest of Garrison Keilor, Howard has appeared more than thirty times on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion.

He is perhaps best known for the four CD’s he recorded with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, a unique band that set the musical world on its ear back in the early 1990’s. He got back together with the band in 2010 and recorded the CD Rocket Science. They toured extensively in 2011-2012, and Howard won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for “Life in Eleven”, which he wrote with Bela Fleck.

Howard’s other prominent collaborations include three CDs with Trio Globo (Glen Velez and Eugene Friesen), two with Lebanese Oud player/composer Rabih Abou Khalil, and one with the avant- garde Jazz Riessler/Levy/Matinier Trio.

Howard is music director and chief composer for the Latin/Jazz group Chévere de Chicago. He produced and released the band’s CD Secret Dream, and Time Capsules with his acoustic swing group Acoustic Express, on his own label, Balkan Samba Records. His solo Jazz CD, Alone and Together on Balkan Samba, and his Jazz trio CD Tonight and Tomorrow on the Chicago Sessions label, both received 4-star reviews in DownBeat.

In 2011 Howard also released a classical CD featuring his “Concerto for Diatonic Harmonica and Orchestra,” the first concerto ever composed for the diatonic harmonica. He has performed the piece more than 20 times in the US and Europe. He also has an online harmonica school, www.howardharmonica.com. .


Chris Siebold

Apart from leading/co-leading his own bands (Pyscles, Kick The Cat, Lennon's Tuba), Chris has performed and/or recorded with many musical luminaries such as Howard Levy, Michael Brecker, Vinnie Colaiuta, Victor Bailey, Chris Thile, Taj Mahal, Paul McCartney, Patricia Barber, Aoife O'Donovan, Sarah Jarosz, Sarah Bareilles, Nick Lowe, Garrison Keillor, Bernadette Peters, Stuart Duncan, Bernie Dresel, Brad Paisley, Dell McCrory, Sara Watkins, Ernie Watts, Richard Dworsky, Vince Giordano and Keb Mo.

Around Chicago, Chris plays with many exciting bands/artists like The Unknown New, Soleil Moon, John Elmquist's HardArt groop, Outertown, Ed Quartet, We Cichosz, Hood Smoke, The Ham Council, Larry King Orchestra, Tributosaurus, Maggie Speaks (various), LePercolateur and Jambone.

He was the Music Director at Willow Creek Chicago Church from 2011-2015 and he was the house guitarist for A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor from 2014-2017. In January of 2017, Chris developed The Guitar Intensive, a 4-hour program centered around technique, fretboard theory, ear training, improvisation and musicality.

As a session guitarist, he has recorded for myriad local and international artists and commercial/music library firms like Comma, Gary Fry, Catfish Music, Rhythm Cafe, Meegan and Tobin, Steve Ford Music, Ron and David Steele and Comtrack.

Check out a video of the duo here!


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Rudy's Jazz Room

809 Gleaves Street

Nashville, TN 37203

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