Daniel Levine is a trumpet player, composer, improviser and educator based in Philadelphia, PA.
As a prolific composer Daniel has led many projects over the years, including his dynamic and sophisticated trio Knuckleball with Devin Gray and Marc Hannaford, who released their debut album in 2015.
In April 2018 the Daniel Levine New York Quintet debuted at Konceptions @ Korzo. Its music is a nod to Daniel’s musical-social roots in NYC jazz and popular music, and features Noah Jackson, Davis Whitfield, Peter Kronrief and Tacuma Bradley.
In Philadelphia, Daniel leads the experimental duo Surface Destroyer with Ben Rosen, and the Daniel Levine Philadelphia Trio with Sandy Eldred and Kevin Ripley. He has also been an in demand sideman and colaborator, performing and recording with many local and visiting artists including Dan Blacksberg, Hardwork Movement, and Mostly Other People do the Killing. He can be heard on the upcoming August 2018 release from Khemist, produced by Anwar Marshall.
Daniel’s chamber pieces have been read by the Da Capo Chamber Players, the QX String Quartet and Robert Kopelson.
Daniel is also musical director and a founding member of Tacuma Bradley’s Unity Band, which released its debut album on Ropeadope in 2015.