Levi Gillis is a Seattle-based saxophonist/composer/improviser/producer and curator. Born in the San Francisco Bay-area, he relocated to Seattle in 2009 to study music at the UW. Levi is deeply engaged in the presentation and curation of a wide range of music rooted in Jazz and Americana. His main focus is connecting with the emotional immediacy of American music - the humanity and complexity of the Jazz lineage, the freedom of the avant-garde and the intimacy of American Folk traditions.
Levi has toured nationally with his own groups Hunter Gather, The Sky Is A Suitcase and The Dip, and led masterclasses at Arizona State University Jazz Program. Levi has studied and performed with Dave Douglas, Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, Eric Revis, Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne and Wayne Horvitz among others. As a producer, Levi is closely associated with the Seattle-based record label, Table & Chairs and is currently the curator of their monthly showcase at Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar committed to giving a voice to creative sound artists from diverse backgrounds.