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Oliver Levi


San Francisco, CA

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Bon jour! I am a nomadic violinist, at home wherever there is an art gallery, tavern, street crowd, or any other gathering open to floating string music. As a solo act I go by Levitation Violin, and my ensemble goes by Levitation Quartet, the second word sometimes modified to reflect our number of players - Duo, Trio, Quintet, Sextet, etc

Traditional Repertoire

Levitation Quartet is dedicated to playing a cabaret cocktail of french jazz manouche, mediterranean instrumental music, anarchist folk songs, and balkan / near eastern melodies. We alternate up-tempo swing pieces with yearning ballads, and create various spaces for improvisation. When playing solo as Levitation Violin, my repertoire with a looping station is similar, plus more of composers like Paganini and Debussy, and I call my roadmap method "theme and variations".


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Performed groupmuses (2)

The Muse at Club 617

  • Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 7:30 PM
  • Downtown Oakland, Oakland Oakland, CA

This groupmuse happened 8 days ago

Live music & happy hour at Noasis!

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 6:30 PM
  • Noe Valley, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened 4 months ago