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Level 10 Band / Press

“The ensembles are tight, while the concise solos are soulful, melodic and passionate. The music could be called fusion, Latin crossover or even smooth, but Level 10 does not limit itself to one genre and succeeds at carving out its own musical niche. With their excellent musicianship and ability to say a lot in a short space, Level 10 clearly has a strong future. And Levy DeAndrade proves throughout Crossover that he is a composer well worth watching.”

Scott Yanow - Jazz Author & Journalist

““It’s hard to pin down Level 10’s musical style, and that’s a good thing. There are some engaging smooth-jazz leanings, but on Crossover you’ll get plenty of muscular funk, Latin, contemporary jazz and Brazilian-style music, the latter inspired by leader Levy DeAndrade’s native country. This highly professional band, which has fans worldwide, is sure to expand its fan base with a CD that will certainly rank among the top released in 2011.””

Brian Soergel - Jazz Times

“I just got hit with the vibrant gale force of Level 10 and I seriously doubt my Brazilian pop jazz sensibilities will ever be the same. Where have I been? Level 10 put out their debut CD Together in 2009, were named “Tampa’s Best Jazz Band” by CBS Radio before touring Europe heavily. The skillful foursome mixes deep jazz chops with danceable grooves and powerhouse melodies creating incredible energy that doesn’t quit for a minute on their genre-transcending second album Crossover. Crossover is pure fiery fun, highlighted by the perfect trade off on melody and harmony between group founder, Levy DeAndrade’s spirited keys and Rex Freligh’s brilliant sax lines and a rolling rhythm section with Yovannis Roque (electric and acoustic bass), Tony Cintron (percussion) and Sean Fote (Drums). Crossover is filled with so many buoyant pleasures it’s hard to know where to stop the praise. If this is Level 10, I can’t wait to see them at the next level of their career! ”

Jonathan Widran - Wine and Jazz

“My personal highlight of the whole Lancaster Festival though I must declare an interest in funky, Brazilian, Cuban and American modern jazz played at Grammy nominated level and Level 10 are just that. Their performance at a packed Dalton Rooms on the Sunday evening, one of the last shows of the festival was, for me, as good as it gets. Levy DeAndrade (keys), Rex Freligh (sax), Yovannis Roque (bass) and Sean Fote (drums) are undisputed masters of their respective instruments and the dexterity and ferocity with which they play together on Levy’s complex yet highly rhythmic compositions is the key to the response this band received.”

“It was a huge pleasure having you guys over here. The calibre of music you brought to the festival was simply stunning. One of the best live gigs I've ever seen. You're that good. To have 300 punters in Lancaster dancing and screaming for more just goes to show that your band puts all the right superlatives back into jazz.”

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