Josh Levinson is a New Yorker (Brooklyn first) through and through. His music is a reflection of the myriad cultures and people he comes across on a daily basis, riding the trains to his job teaching music in the Bronx or playing at night at a jam session or with various groups that he has played with over the years. He got his start playing with local meringue and salsa bands and developed his jazz licks at the famous University of the Streets in the East Village, jamming through the night with “C” Sharpe and Tommy Turrentine and many others. He studied with bassist Ron Carter at City College in the mid-1980s, where he got the chance to solo with guest artists Gil Evans and Freddie Hubbard.
In the late 80s and early 90s, Levinson’s led jazz groups at small New York clubs. including The Angry Squire, A Hundred Eighty Degrees, and Pat’s. The last few years he has expanded his palette to include the alto saxophone, which gives his music added depth. He has performed with various musicians at clubs like Rockwood Music Hall and Club Bonafide.
CLUB BONAFIDE IS EXCITED TO HAVE JOSHUA BACK !!!!