Brian Levy is a musicologist and jazz saxophonist who received his PhD in musicology from Brandeis University in 2012. His dissertation examines harmonic and rhythmic interaction in John Coltrane’s Classic Quartet. Previously, he earned a D.M.A. and M.M. in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, respectively.
Levy has taught undergraduate and graduate history, theory, and performance courses in such institutions as Brandeis University, Harvard University, and NEC. In addition to a performance and research focus on jazz, he has studied music theory and analysis, 18th and 19th century philosophy, and aesthetics. He has also been a co-leader of jazz groups in Munich and San Diego. Levy is featured on and helped advise the production of four new instructional jazz DVDs by Jerry Bergonzi.
M.M. in jazz performance, Manhattan School of Music; D.M.A. in jazz performance, NEC; Ph.D. in musicology, Brandeis University.