We're happy to announce an upcoming show featuring the BLO and our good friend Spencer Day. We'll be premiering some brand new music off of Spencer's upcoming release, Angel City. If you're interested, please check out his IndieGoGo campaign here. We're also debuting a streamlined 6-horn version of BLO. Same rich harmonies and amazing soloists, but with a more focused sound for smaller venues.
We're very excited to reunite with friend of the band, Spencer Day, for a special holiday show. We'll be playing some brand new BLO arrangements of Christmas tunes, and Spencer will be premeiring his new single "Christmas With You."
Spaghetini's & the Dave Koz Lounge
184 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 424-4600
We've got a last minute show popping up next Monday the 11th at Typhoon in Santa Monica. As if that weren't enough, we'll be joined by a surprise guest vocalist. Who could it be?! Fans of the band might have an idea if you saw us last November.
Sets at 8pm and 9:30. Call 310-390-6565 for reservations
Saxophones: Alex Budman, Kevin Garren, Sean Franz, Tom Luer, Adam Schroeder
Trombones: Jeremy Levy, Paul Young, Erm Navarro, Steve Hughes
Trumpets: Jamie Hovorka, Rob Schaer, Michael Stever, Brian Swartz
Piano: Quinn Johnson
Guitar: Matt Hornbeck
Bass: Lyman Medeiros
Drums: Zack Albetta
The BLO will be performing a jazz brunch set on Mother's Day at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach. Make your mom happy and take her out for her special day! We'll be there from 11:00am-3:00pm.
30 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
We're excited to announce an artist residency at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. The Budman/Levy Orchestra will be collaborating with Concord recording artist, Spencer Day, throughout the month of November. Stop by the Rockwell's site for information and tickets.
The BLO played the historic Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach last year. Here are some wonderful pictures from that gig, taken by Gordon Sapsed. Thanks for capturing such great moments!
We had an amazing show last night at the Blue Whale. We gave Alex a nice little birthday surprise as well. Thanks to everyone that came out, and nice meeting some new faces!
We're pleased to announce that the BLO will be performing at LA's hippest jazz club, the Blue Whale, on February 19th. We'll be starting at 9:00, and there is a $15 cover.
If you've never been, the Blue Whale is a fantastic music space in downtown's Little Tokyo neighborhood. Joon Lee, the owner, has gotten some fantastic press on the club. Join us there on the 19th for a night of great tunes.
The Blue Whale is located on the top floor of Weller Court. Garage parking is available off of 2nd St.
Since his move to Los Angeles from San Francisco in 2005, Alex Budman has been in heavy demand as a session musician and soloist, recording on a wide variety of albums, TV shows, and movies. His command of the saxophone, clarinet, and flute keeps him busy playing in the top tier of LA’s musical community. Alex can currently be found touring with songwriter Christopher Cross and as a featured soloist with the national touring production of Fiddler on the Roof.
As a bandleader in the San Francisco Bay Area, Alex directed the 16-piece Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, playing more than 300 shows and recording two albums; the second, Instruments of Mass Pleasure, was released in 2005 to critical acclaim. Over the years, he has been fortunate enough to perform or record with some of music’s greats, including Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Erykah Badu, Clare Fischer, Liza Minnelli, and Rosemary Clooney.
The Budman/Levy Orchestra is an exciting outlet for Alex to showcase his tenor saxophone playing and direct a top-flight group of musicians, all while working with the talented composer/trombonist Jeremy Levy.
Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator, Jeremy Levy has worked in nearly every medium in Los Angeles. As an orchestrator, he adds his musical touch to scores in film, television, and video games. Recent projects include Tower Heist, The Event, No Ordinary Family, Battlestar Gallactica, Batman: Arkham City, Infamous 2, and God of War 3. He has also provided arranging and music preparation services on everything from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, to American Idol.
After receiving a Master's Degree from the University of Miami in composition, Levy headed to Los Angeles to pursue his career. Since 2007, Levy has co-lead the Budman/Levy Orchestra featuring LA's top musicians. In 2010, he won the Airmen of Note's Sammy Nestico Award for arranging.
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