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San Francisco Jazz Singer NOA LEVY to Release Her Debut EP, TAKE TWO, and Perform a RISING STAR SHOWCASE at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley

17 Aug

Noa Levy Take Two


For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – With a beautiful, rounded voice and a magnetic stage presence, NOA LEVY is a unique and charismatic female vocalist and performer who sings across genres – Jazz, Rock, Cabaret, Musicals, and Pop. She has set a worldwide digital release date of August 17, 2018, for her recently recorded debut TAKE TWO EP, a thoughtful collection of Jazz arrangements featuring NOA LEVY in a duo format with three different instrumentalists. That same day, Noa will headline her own RISING STAR SHOWCASE at the California Jazz Conservatory, featuring songs from the TAKE TWO EP as well as other material. 

Drawing on influences from her favorite musicians and artists including Peter Gabriel, Brad Mehldau, and Carmen McRae, NOA LEVY has developed her own signature arrangements of classic and unique tunes to paint a picture that anyone listening can relate to. Her favorite thing about jazz is the possibility to collaborate with fellow musicians about universal themes and day to day life, and her arrangements on the TAKE TWO EP are the fruit of some of these collaborations. She is also developing her own original songwriting, and will perform a handful of shows to support the release of the TAKE TWO EP throughout the summer and fall of 2018.

NOA LEVY is currently studying and honing her craft at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA, while also working on her repertoire and performing with local musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally born in Jerusalem, she grew up for most of her life in Israel. She has performed with Israel’s National Chamber Orchestra, was invited to tour and record an album with Israel’s leading composer and pianist, Yoni Rechter, and was co-lead singer for the popular ABBA tribute band, Waterloo. She also arranged and directed her own cabaret show, Cheetah. Since moving to San Francisco in 2016, NOA LEVY has immersed herself in the world of jazz. In 2017, Jazz in the Neighborhood twice recognized her as an Emerging Artist, providing her the opportunity to perform and study with the eminent Bay Area jazz singer Clairdee and the prolific Brazilian jazz singer and composer Sandy Cressman. She was also invited to collaborate on the Jazz Voices of Poetry project which debuted new material early in 2018.

Her passion for performance was apparent at just four years old when her grandparents found her dancing on stage at a large music festival. While listening to Queen’s Greatest Hits on a cassette tape given by her father, she discovered her singing voice at age 12 – she was blown away by the amazing musicality and vocal talents of Freddie Mercury and she’s been singing ever since. In middle school, she joined a renowned local theater group and starred in lead roles as the group toured Israel.

At 18, for her mandatory military service, NOA LEVY auditioned for and was inducted into the IDF’s prestigious Navy Ensemble where she performed throughout Israel and also toured across the United States. Following her IDF service, she pursued her passion and developed her talent for musical theater at the London School of Musical Theatre in London, England, earning a diploma. Afterwards, she concentrated on music studies at Rimon School of Music in Israel.

The first release party for her TAKE TWO EP will be held on August 17, 2018, at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley (formerly known as the Jazzschool). A privately-owned non-profit music school founded in 1997, the school won accreditation as a conservatory in early 2014, and is the only American school with a year-round jazz music program.



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Soul artist Cornell “CC” Carter has been making a name for himself as a singer in the San Fransisco music scene for years. A mix of jazz, blues, funk, soul and gospel is the basis for his inspiration and creativity. In 2016 he composed his album ‘In the Moment’ together with co-producer “KC” Crumpler, who also measured for his new release (the successor of ‘Vindicated Soul’ [2017]) ‘One Love’. With thirteen original tracks he plays the audience again with a mix of R & B, funk and soul.

In addition to his solo work, CC is also part of Narada Michael Walden’s all-star band and he is a much sought-after session musician in the SF Bay Area. CC can be heard on two tracks of Santana’s ‘Santana IV’ [2016] album.

For ‘One Love’ CC in the studio could count on the help of drummers Morgan Howell (Soulpersona, UK) & Brian Braziel, guitarists David Council & Dave Shul and bassists Kirk Crumpler & David Agent.

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Cornell “CC” Carter’s ‘One Love’ is the album of the month for all R & B, Soul and Funk fans. Those who are looking for some extra “feel good” moments should not doubt now!

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