Baltimore, Maryland, United States (1927 – 2001)
Henry Jacob "Hank" Levy (September 27, 1927 – September 18, 2001) was a Jewish American jazz composer and saxophonist whose works often employed unusual time signatures. He is best known as a big band composer for Stan Kenton and the Don Ellis Orchestra, as well as the founder and long-time director of Towson University’s Jazz Program.
Levy was born in Baltimore. His interest in odd meters pre-dated Dave Brubeck's Time Out album. He studied composition with George Thaddeus Jones at… read more
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