Levi Gillis is a Seattle based saxophonist and improviser, and a graduate of UW Jazz Studies program. Since moving to Seattle in 2009, Levi has studied and performed with Dave Douglas, Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, Eric Revis, Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne and Wayne Horvitz among others. An active member in the Seattle improvised music community, Levi leads the avant-jazz/post-rock band Hunter Gather and the chamber jazz group Sequoia Ensemble and co-leads the collective melodic free jazz band The Sky is a Suitcase.
Levi Gillis performs as a sideman in varioius other creative ensembles including Wayne Horvitz's Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, Alex Pinto's Lift Kit, Ivan Arteaga's Neijing Ensemble, and is a member of the up-and-coming Seattle soul outfit, The Dip. As a freelance saxophonist and leader, Levi has performed in a variety of styles, from jazz to electro-pop to avant-garde to soul, in many festivals and venues such as Sasquatch Music Festival, the Improvised Music Project Festival, the Earshot Jazz Festival and MusicFest NW.