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Preferred Philly Wedding Music: Alex Levin Music

Alex Levin Music is a preferred music vendor for the Awbury Arboretum in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! The Awbury Arboretum is a leader in providing environmental science education to children and green jobs training to young adults in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. In an effort to preserve the history […]

Music and Matrimony at the Michener Museum

Alex Levin Music is the only featured music vendor at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania! The James A. Michener Art Museum, named for Doylestown’s Pulitzer-Prize winning author and philanthropist, is ideally located in the heart of scenic Bucks County. The museum is housed in a beautifully restored historic site that began […]

The Best Music for Your Brooklyn Wedding

Alex Levin Music is proudly featured as a preferred vendor at The Picnic House in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York! The Picnic House in Prospect Park is a charming and historic building in the heart of Brooklyn’s premier park. With scenic views of the 90-acre Long Meadow, outdoor spaces for ceremonies and cocktails, floor-to-ceiling […]

Alex Levin Music: Preferred Vendor at Cairnwood Estate

Alex Levin Music is incredibly proud to be a preferred vendor at Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. Created as an elegant sanctuary and private residence for 19th Century industrialist John Pitcairn and his family, Cairnwood Estate is an architectural masterpiece from the Gilded Age with meticulous decorative elements blending influences from classical Greek and […]

Four-Ever Yours delivers in the nick of time!

Four-Ever Yours String Quartet has long been known for their elegant, lush renditions of classical and popular favorites. This past weekend, a booking for an engagement party in Brooklyn came in the night before the event. Natalia, who leads the quartet, rallied her fellow musicians and made it happen. No sweat! This is the level […]

A Brief History of Ella Fitzgerald

When you hear the name Ella Fitzgerald, specific songs like Someone to Watch Over Me come to mind. Yet, her career was long and varied. Starting early in the jazz world and with big bands in the swinging era, she never stayed in one lane.  From bebop to pop music and blues, her voice was […]

Swing Bands and The Swinging Era

Swing bands were born before the great depression of 1929, but it was after the financial crisis that the music really started swinging (pun intended)!   The music must have thrown the “hep cats” parents for a loop.  The transition went from Ragtime and Medicine show tunes straight to the likes of Fletcher Henderson.  On […]

Who are the Best Jazz Musicians of All Time?

There is nothing more relaxing than sipping your favorite alcoholic beverage (whiskey if we’re sticking to jazz tradition) while listening to the sweet melody of your favorite jazz musician.  This is the most ideal way to unwind after a busy day. When I’m choosing a jazz musician to which to listen, I struggle to make […]

What’s the Difference Between Blues and Jazz?

Whether you’re new to the world of Blues and Jazz, or you’re a seasoned Blues and Jazz music lover; we’d like to share with you our take on the differences between these two genres.  While the two music genres have a lot in common, they also have traits that make them unique from one another. […]

New to Jazz? Here’s a List of Recommended Jazz Artists

Time and time again I have friends contacting me asking for a list of recommended jazz artists.  Some of these friends are already jazz enthusiasts, looking for fresh new sounds. The rest of these friends are novice jazz listeners, trying to break into a new world of music. Anytime we begin listening to a new […]