The Planets: Reimagined

The Planets: Reimagined

Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra

Label: OA2 Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805552218220
Catalog number: OA2 22182
Releasedate: 09-04-21
- “Levy is fearless as an arranger…” - AUDIOPHILE AUDITION
Los Angeles-based composer/arranger/orchestrator Jeremy Levy has co-led the Budman/Levy Orchestra since 2007, played lead trombone with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and has been involved in the upper reaches of the film, TV and video game music industry for well over a decade. Looking to create an ambitious project for his own jazz orchestra, Levy was inspired to adapt Gustav Holst's symphonic masterpiece while attending a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in 2017. With its harmony straddling romantic and jazz languages while its massive scale lent inspiration for the largest of film orchestrations over the decades, the suite provided Levy with sweeping and dynamic materials to develop. In the hands of his elite colleagues from the LA studio and jazz scenes, Levy's innovative arrangements are broad, bold and swinging. "...contemporary big band music at its best." - ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator, Jeremy Levy has worked in nearly every medium in Los Angeles. As a composer, he recently wrote music for Magic the Gathering, Star Wars: Battlefront I and II, and Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire. As an orchestrator, he adds his musical touch to scores in film, television, and video games. Recent projects include Frozen 2, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Dunkirk, Hotel Transylvania 3, Spiderman (videogame), LEGO Ninjago, Godless, Trolls, The Peanuts Movie, Minions, Empire, and The Book of Life. As an arranger, he has written for the National Symphony Orchestra featuring Babyface and Common, The Metropole Orkest, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Lindsey Stirling, Katharine KcPhee, and Matthew Morrison.

After receiving a Master's Degree from the University of Miami in composition, Levy headed to Los Angeles to pursue his career. He currently leads the Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra and just released his second jazz album on OA2 Records: "The Planets: Reimagined," a modern big band jazz reinterpretation of the famous classical suite by Gustav Holst.

Since 2007, Levy has co-lead the Budman/Levy Orchestra featuring LA's top musicians. His first album, "From There to Here" was released on OA2 records. in 2012.