Dori Levine has been performing in clubs and concert settings in New York City and abroad for several decades. Whether interpreting standards, singin’ the blues or spontaneously creating her own “other worldly” free improvisations, Dori demonstrates impressive ease and  freedom and her own distinctive sound. Her improvisational style lends itself to an astonishing range of material that delights and surprises her audiences. A former student of master teacher, Lennie Tristano’s she has done much exploring of her voice as an instrument making her outstanding mark in the art of vocal improv and scat singing.

Dori Levine has performed in New York City at prestigious venues including the Blue Note, Birdland, the Knitting Factory, Merkin Concert Hall and the legendary Steinway Hall as well as abroad in Sweden, Finland, Italy and at the Brighton Festival in England.

She has been teaching privately, conducting workshops and producing concerts of her students for the last two decades.

Dori was born in Newark, New Jersey.  She earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts specializing in Performance Art.  She continued her studies in singing, Jazz improvisation, piano and percussion with  the following teachers:

Voice – Lennie Tristano, Jay Clayton, Connie Crothers, Liz Gorrill,Sheila Jordan, Jeanne Lee, Kirk Nurock, Gina Crusco, Ann-Marie Moss, Ann Ruckert, Sal Mosca and South African singer, Thuli Dumakude

Piano – Connie Crothers, Michael Kanan, Richard Sussman, Nina Sheldon, Daniela Schaechter, Virg Dzurinko

Shekere/Percussion – Baba Olatunji & Cheryl Thomas

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