“Most jazz vocalists sing standards. Allegra Levy writes her own. From the plaintive title track of her debut album, LONELY CITY, to the haunting strains of her second CD, CITIES BETWEEN US, the 28-year-old singer-songwriter has penned a collection of harmonically adventurous-yet-familiar originals steeped in the tradition of the Great American Songbook.
"Fresh... exotic... and far beyond the ordinary," said The New York Times of her first CD, from SteepleChase Lookout.
“If Allegra Levy is not yet on every jazz listener’s radar, this new album should rectify the situation,” said JazzHistoryOnline of her sophomore outing on SteepleChase Records.
Now Levy is ready to release her first album of familiar songs, and not just any songs; all are tunes about the moon. Offering a fresh take on everything from “Moon River” to Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon,” LOOKING AT THE MOON is sure to have everyone over the moon about this rising young singer, dubbed a "double-barreled talent" by JazzTimes.
A Connecticut native based in New York, Levy is known for her rich, sweet, yet swinging alto and for writing catchy, emotive songs. Her new CD, due out in June 2018 from SteepleChase Records, features Carmen Staaf on piano, Alex Goodman on guitar, and Tim Norton on bass. It also offers a bright, new sound, the kind that only comes around once in a blue moon.”