Oren Levine plays piano and writes songs
Oren writes original songs and jazz instrumentals and performs regularly at jazz venues in the DC area. His compositions have been recorded by Carolyn Malachi, Aaron Myers, Lionel Lyles, Donna Singer, and Jason Mendelson’s MetroSongs project.
Oren’s latest single “Bend Don’t Break” is the second release from his Groove Park project, a musical “home” for collaborative projects that combine his jazz roots with other styles and vibes. The first Groove Park song, “Island In The Sea,” was released in March.
Oren’s 2018 debut album “Making Up For Lost Time” features eleven of his original songs, performed by an all-star group of musicians from the DC region. The title track won a Finalist award in the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the album received three Washington Area Music Award (Wammie) nominations in 2019.
Oren released two new songs in 2020. “Don’t Sleep On Me” features Aaron Myers singing this swinging message of encouragement to musicians and other creatives. “Ain’t It The Truth” features Carolyn Malachi singing a call for action against false news and information overload.
Aaron and Oren previously collaborated on “Stand Right“, featured on NPR and in the Washington Post.
Ain’t It The Truth (feat. Carolyn Malachi) (2020): A lament about the spread of false news with a message of hope for overcoming it
Getting Jazzy With Oren Levine (Dec. 11, 2019)
Stand Right, Walk Left: The Smooth Swing Of Subway Etiquette (Jan. 3, 2016)
36th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Finalist award (Vocal Jazz/Blues) for “Making Up For Lost Time”