Dan Levine

NYC Based Trombonist/Arranger/Producer

Brooklyn-born Dan Levine grew up in a very musical family and lives in New York City. He plays Trombone, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba in studios and on stages throughout the US and the world. He’s a student of Charles Levine, Donald Yaxley, Buddy Baker, Roy Main, and Ralph Sauer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Shortly after graduating from the University Of Northern Colorado, he headed off for a world tour as a lead trombonist for the great Ray Charles. 
Upon returning to New York, he’s played everywhere from CBGB to Carnegie Hall and recorded, performed with, or toured with artists as diverse as They Might Be Giants, Miss Velvet And The Blue Wolf, Grace Potter, Bruce Springsteen, Blood Sweat and Tears, Frank Sinatra, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Rusty Truck, Jay-Z, Toshiko Akiyoshi, The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Liza Minnelli, Linda Eder, David Byrne, Rufus Wainwright, Jonathan Coulton, Phillip Glass, Natalie Cole, Bjork, Natalie Merchant, and Tori Amos. Dan’s numerous TV and radio appearances include performing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Brave New World, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Live With Regis and Kelly, The View, Rosie O’Donnell, The Daily Show, The Larry Sanders Show, The Essence Awards, ESPN Nascar Awards, Craig Kilborn, Studio 360, WNYC’s New Sounds, Prairie Home Companion, and This American Life. 
As a composer, arranger, and producer, his work can be heard in Disney’s “Meet The Robinsons”, Malcolm In The Middle, A&E, NPR “All Things Considered”, Court TV, HBO, BBC, National Geographic, The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, PBS KIDS and Sesame Street. He has also held the 1st trombone chair in several Broadway Shows: The Producers, Hello Dolly, Newsies, Crybaby, Grand Hotel, Showboat, My Fair Lady, Liza’s At The Palace, and the bass trombone/Euphonium chair at Ragtime. He’s heard on many TV commercials, TV themes, and film scores, including The Producers, Philip Glass’ Naqoyqatsi, American Psycho, Cremaster 3, Drawing Restraint 9. ..Recent scoring includes horn arrangements for David Byrne’s “Here Lies Love” CD, and PBS Kids “GO”.
Recent performances include the Rainforest Benefit at Carnegie Hall with Sting, James Taylor, Lady Gaga, and Billy Joel. Dan is currently in the pit orchestra and onstage performing at AIN’T TOO PROUD at the Imperial Theater in NYC. Now airing: Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix special “23 Hours To Kill”  with Dan Levine as Musical Director and Arranger. Recording Credits: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/dan-levine-mn0000668016/credits