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Luke Leavitt and the Leavitations
July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Luke Leavitt and The Leavitations
Luke Leavitt is keyboardist, composer, producer and geographer. Currently pursuing his PhD in sound geography at UW-Madison, Luke has also completed his minor in jazz performance under the direction of Johannes Wallman. Luke has hosted weekly shows at Cafe Coda and has played with Hanah Jon Taylor, Arun LutDevin Drobka and other national and international names in jazz. In 2021 he was the recipient of the ALL Artistic Development Fund to record a jazz-folk single with Megan Moran, Jon Christensen, and Henry Ptacek. Luke’s latest full-length, Bildungsroman for Cricket (2021) is a mix of electronic jazz textures and free improvisation and is out on Abstract Without Abstraction and is featured in the multidisciplinary journal Alienocene.
Luke Leavitt and the Levitations are equally dedicated to improvisation and pop. Deadpan grooves erupt in bursts of free form interplay. April 8th marked the release of their album Rose’s Space, which elevates new wave, disco and jazz to defiantly seek joy despite overwork and the commodification of excess.