FRYEBURG — Miami-based pianist, recording artist, and producer, Mike Levine, brings his Latin-influenced compositions to the intimate setting of the Bradley Backstage series on June 1 at 7 p.m. His band also features Latin Grammy winner and Sabian Cymbals Artist, Richard Bravo (latin percussion), Miami-based percussionist, Sam Levine, saxophonist, Mike Sakash, bassist, Al Hospers, and guitarist, Jarrod Taylor.

Based in the Sunshine State, Jazz pianist Mike Levine has developed a reputation as a solid player, producer and composer on the Miami scene. With a career that stretches back to the early 80’s, the University of Miami alumnus made his record debut in 1981 as co-leader of The Ross-Levine Band, a project upon which Pat Metheny was a guest artist. The effort drew national attention and remained in the top ten of the AC-Jazz Chart for six weeks. The subsequent effort also fared well and paved the band’s way as an opening act for such highly regarded performers as Michael Franks, Gato Barbieri and Dionne Warwick.

In the times since, Levine has enjoyed a variety of gigs and recordings with Mel Torme, The Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Ed Calle, Michael Bolton, Les DeMerle, David Sanborn, Roberto Perrera, Billy Ross, Greg Abate and John Secada to touring in Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Canada. His festival appearances have been several, The Montreal, Detroit, Syracuse, Aruba, Amelia Island, Panama City and Berks Jazz Festivals.

Bradley Backstage tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students. Purchase tickets online at, or call the box office at 207-544-9066. The LHE/PAC is located at 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg on the campus of Fryeburg Academy.

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