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Wednesday, March 12: Howard Levy

Schneebeck Concert Hall

Howard Levy

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When Chicago bands need a musician, they call Howard Levy. He can play any instrument and genre, although he prefers the piano and harmonica - and has a special affection for the music of South America, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Most know Levy as the founding harmonica player with Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. A superb harmonica soloist, Levy appeared on the first three Flecktones releases before departing for a career that has seen him appear on hundreds of CDs, win both a Grammy and Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Original Music for a Play, and also work with jazz, rock, country, Latin and classical artists, including his own jazz group Chevere de Chicago. The shape-shifter will join the University of Puget Sound Jazz Band in concert. Expect some Balkan folk flute or spiky jazz piano or quirky fusion or. ...

HOWARD LEVY, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall, 1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, $9, 253.879.6013

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