"As a songwriter, Levy is a pro, in the style of Johnny Mercer
and Harold Arlen, without mimicking them."
John Amodeo, Cabaret Scenes Magazine, December 2012
"Bob Levy's 2020 MAC nominated CD WHY WAIT? contains some worthy gems that echo songwriters from the past - Sammy Cahn for example. If this were the 1950s he would be listed among the major songwriters of that embarrassingly rich musicical era."
John Hoglund, Cabaret Scenes Magazine, July 2020
BOB LEVYis an multi-award winning ASCAP songwriter. His career started in New York City when he was twenty-two, co-writing with singer-songwriter Ronny Whyte. That songwriting partnership continues today creating jazz songs that have been performed at many New York clubs like Birdland, Pangea and The Kitano and have also been featured in major television programs. Bob is an eleven time MAC nominee. His collaboration with Australian born singer/songwriter Karen Jacobsen, "THIS TIME" was a 2009 MAC (Manhattan Assoc. of Cabarets) nominee for song of the year.Bob also collaborates with multi-talented New Yorkcomposer and musical director Alex Rybeck and their song, "HE REMEMBERS, SHE REMEMBERS", recorded by Joyce Breach, was a 2014 MAC nominee for best song. Nicolas King's recording of their song "BEST AS I CAN" was a 2019 MAC nominee as well and winner for song of the year. "LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE IN LOVE", also recorded by Nicolas King was a 2020 MAC nominee for song of the year and won as well. His collaboration with Tracy Stark, "YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN KIND" was a 2023 nominated song. Bob's other NY collaborators include Jon Burr, Drew Paralic, Paul Rolnick, Tom Toce and the late Tex Arnold. Bob was one of three 2021 finalists in the MAC/Burman songwriting competition.
Bob also has written many songs with Boston songwriter Harriet Goldberg as well as Krisanthi Pappas and Dennis Livingston, son of leadendary songwriter Jerry Livingston. Their collaboration"DANGEROUS WOMEN" was performed in Australia at The 2013 Fringe Festival.
Bob's song "PARIS WITHOUT YOU" was featured in the Touchstone film "YOU AGAIN" staring Betty White. Several of his other jazz songs and collaborations have been featured on major network and cable televisioin shows. Songs from Bob’s Jazz CD’s have been featured on Buenos Aires, Argentina’s FM Jazz Radio, Ruiz 91.7, NPR's WVOF 88.5 FM as well as Pandora Radio and other Jazz stations in the US. In 2007 "A Musical Celebration", a showcase of his songs was held at The Laurie Beechman Theater with vocalists: Barbara Brussell, Laurie Krauz, Marcus Goldhaber, Sue Matsuki, Dane Vannatter, Vincent Wolfe and Ronny Whyte with Tedd Firth as musical director. Bob's song "PARIS WITHOUT YOU" (recorded by Perry Danos) was selected by ASCAP for their EMERGING JAZZ WRITERS radio broadcast series in 2009. Bob has released nine CD's of his original songs and collaborations: "Out In the Cold" in 2006, "Me & My Best Friends" in 2008, "Fire In My Soul" in 2009, “Off His High Horse” in 2010, "A Little Bit More" in 2011, "Connections" in 2015, his jazz instrumental CD, "Lost For Words" and his pop CD "Love Could Pass Us By" released early in 2018. Bob's newest jazz vocal album, "Only A Matter of Time"with vocals by Dane Vannatter, La Tanya Hall, Nicolas King & Laurie Krauz released at the end of 2018 was a 2019 MAC nominated CD, as well as his "WHY WAIT?" Cd which was a 2020 MAC nominated album. Bob's recent CD, "WHILE I'M STILL HERE"was released in 2021 and has received outstanding reviews in the US and in Europe. It was 2022 MAC nominated as best CD and the title track as best song of the year. Bob released two new CD's in 2022: "ROMANTIC COOL JAZZ GETAWAY" and "BALLADS" with 18 lush romantic songs. His Jazz and country songs are now being performed throughout the US, Canada, the UK, Italy, Greece and Japan.
Bob Levy is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in New York, as well as the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) and The Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA). Bob's publishing company, Silk River Music, is represented by ASCAP and The Harry Fox Agency in NYC. You can contact Bob Levy at:firstname.lastname@example.org listen to his songs on Amazon, CDbaby, Youtube, iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Pandora and more.