Ken Levinsky

Keyboard Player, Arranger, Musical Director

 

For over 35 years, I have worked as a keyboard player, composer, arranger, and conductor. I've played on albums, film scores, live television and radio broadcasts. Outside of the recording studio, I've worked as an orchestra musician in over a dozen hit Broadway shows and conducted shows for regional theater. I've also performed in concerts and festivals, backing well known artists in the classic rock, jazz, blues, and cabaret fields. I have extensive experience playing weddings and corporate events, both solo and with ensembles ranging from duos to 17 piece bands.

 

MUSICAL THEATER CREDITS:

(on Broadway and/or National Tour)
Wicked (2005-2010)
Tarzan (2006-2007)

Dracula (2004)

Sunset Boulevard (1996-1997) 1st National Tour
Beauty And The Beast (1995-2000)
Damn Yankees (1994)
The Goodbye Girl
(1993)
Guys And Dolls (1992- 1994) 
Cats (1987-1996; 1997-2000)
Barnum (1981)
I Love My Wife (1979-1980) 1st National Tour

At Westchester Broadway Theatre:
(Associate Conductor/ Keyboards 2002-2004,2008)
Footloose
Swing
Smokey Joe's
Kiss Me Kate

Cats (Keyboards Only)
Chicago (Keyboards Only)
Singin' In The Rain (Keyboards Only)
Beauty And The Beast (Keyboards Only)
The Producers (Keyboards Only)
Hairspray (Keyboards Only)

RECORDINGS:

w/ John Pizzarelli)
The Best of John Pizzarelli 2002
John Pizzarelli Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival (DVD) 1996
Naturally (BMG Novus) 1992 (piano on all tracks/co-composer of title track)
All of Me (BMG Novus) 1991
Sing, Sing, Sing (Stash) 1986

Miscellaneous:
Walkin' with the Wazmo (Jerry Vivino) 2006 on Zoho (piano/co-composer of "I'm Mad About You")
Lincoln (Alan Mencken) TV Film soundtrack 1995 on Angel (piano on all tracks)
Flight of the Condor (Larry Elgart) 1981 on RCA (piano on title track)

FILM:
w/ Woody Allen:
Radio Days (1987) on-camera appearance (with screen credit) as Mia Farrow's pianist
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) music production assistant

w/ composer Timmy Cappello:
Lana Turner...A Daughter's Memoir (2001) TV-(A&E) featured piano soloist
The Rat Pack (1999) TV-(A&E) featured piano soloist

TELEVISION:
From 1981 to 1989, played theme and background music sessions for CBS Sports and CBS News, as well as daytime dramas for CBS and NBC, which led to a five-year stint as a staff television composer for Signature Sound Music Productions, composing, playing, and co-producing background music for Another World and Guiding Light. played for eight years in the live television orchestra of the Daytime Emmy Awards.

LIVE PERFORMANCES (CONCERTS, TOURS, FESTIVALS)

Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple)

Eddie Money

Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)

Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)

Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult)

Bucky Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli

Keely Smith

Jerry Vivino

Donna Vivino

Laurie Beechman

Johnny Mathis

Joan Rivers

The Irish Tenors