Founded in 1987 as a light swing-jazz group, The David Levin Trio is one of the top lounge trios in the country. Using only “A” players (the best) as his sidemen, the Trio’s sound is “classic” with touches of early Andre Previn and Erroll Garner. The Trio has appeared at The San Francisco Black & White Ball and at events at the exclusive private clubs, The Pacific-Union Club, Burlingame Country Club and many others.
The piano, bass and sax/flute version was the steady combo at The Top Of The Mark in San Francisco in 1992. Studio tracks of the Trio are not available. However, three of the Quintet tracks can be heard below. Tracks 1 and 3 are instrumentals with trumpet and Track 2 features the Quintet with Regina Menard singing the classic 1946 film noir hit, “Heartbreak”. Three “A” players–Vince Lateano on drums, late Benny Goodman-style clarinetist, Jim Rothermel and Harry James-style trumpeter Tom Leps are heard on Tracks 1 and 3. The Trio’s unique song list consists of “up” numbers like Cole Porter’s “Just One Of Those Things” to “medium swing” tunes like “You Make Me Feel So Young” to rumbas like “Heartbreak” and slow, “smoky jazz” ballads like “Easy Living” and “If You Could See Me Now” that are reminiscent of that mid- to late-1940s sound.
The David Levin Trio is available in Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Reno and virtually anywhere in the U.S.