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NEWS / May 7, 2014

2014 Update

It's been a while since I've posted. Thankfully, it was because I've been very busy in 2014. Here's a quick recap of what I've been up to.

Since the beginning of the year, I've been busy orchestrating the score for the newest Batman videogame: Batman Arkham Knight. In March, I travelled to London to record orchestra and choir at AIR Studios. We recorded almost 3 hours of music for the game by composers Nick Arundel and David Buckley. It will be released for PS4 and Xbox One later this year by Warner Bros Interactive.

Here's me and conductor/orchestrator Tim Davies sitting on the remains of the music after the last session.

During this time, I also had the opportunity to orchestrate the film, "Moms' Night Out," for composers Marc and Steffan Fantini. "Moms" should be out in theaters any day now. I also had the pleasure to orchestrate "A Walk Among the Tombstones" for composer Carlos Rafael Rivera. It will be released later this year.

Since returning from London, I have been assisting Tim Davies on his arrangement for an orchestral suite of the music from the film, "The Motorcycle Diaries." This has consisted of additional orchestration and mocking up the 25 minute suite in demo form. This will be performed at the Hollywood Bowl on July 31st, performed by it's composer, Gustavo Santaolalla, and the LA Philharmonic. I will also be orchestrating the film "The Book of Life" for Gustavo later this summer.

In addition to these projects, I have also done bits and pieces of work on: Muppets Most Wanted, Endless Love, and Revolution.

Lastly, the Budman/Levy Orchestra is returning for a Mother's Day jazz brunch at the historic Lighthouse Cafe on the Hermosa Beach Pier. If you're in the area please stop by!

2014 is off to a great start. Looking forward to whatever the year may bring!


NEWS / Oct 15, 2013

Budman/Levy Orchestra featuring Spencer Day

I'm pleased to announce an artist residency at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. The Budman/Levy Orchestra will be collaborating with Concord recording artist, Spencer Day, throughout the month of November. Stop by the Rockwell's site for information and tickets.


BLOG / Jun 24, 2013

My Little Blue Friends

It's been a little while since I've posted. The past few months have been pretty hectic. Time for a quick update.

After taking an amazing honeymoon trip to Thailand with my wife, I returned to begin orchestration on Smurfs 2 for composer Heitor Pereira. Along with Tim Davies, we got through about 120 individual cues in about a month. Very fun music, played by the always amazing studio musicians of Los Angeles. We were at the old MGM Scoring Stage on the Sony lot to record. Here's a look at one of the cues:

During the Smurfs gig, I also had the opportunity to write a chart for producer Salaam Remi for an upcoming record. I also just finished orchestrating a cool documentary about Superhero comic books for composer, Christopher Rife. We pulled together a 6 piece brass ensemble to record his terrific music. He really nailed it.

I had the great opportunity to play trombone for the CD release of Joachim Horsely's new record called, "Combinations." That ended up being a very fun night at Vitello's.

Coming up, there are some cool projects on the horizon. Stay tuned!


BLOG / Jun 21, 2013

Matthew Morrison

I had the pleasure of writing the arrangement of "Ease on Down the Road" for Matthew Morrison's new record, "Where It All Began." Big thanks to Chris Walden for bringing me in to help. Also, I feel incredibly lucky to have gotten to work with the late Phil Ramone on this record. He was incredibly supportive of me during the recording process. He was one of the good ones!


BLOG / Jun 12, 2013

New Music

Over the past few months, I've been busy writing some music for a couple different music libraries. Take a listen under the "Featured Work" section of my music page.


/ Feb 9, 2013

Live at the Blue Whale

I'm pleased to announce that the BLO will be performing at LA's hippest jazz club, the Blue Whale, on February 19th. We'll be starting at 9:00, and there is a $15 cover.

If you've never been, the Blue Whale is a fantastic music space in downtown's Little Tokyo neighborhood. Joon Lee, the owner, has gotten some fantastic press on the club. Join us there on the 19th for a night of great tunes.

The Blue Whale is located on the top floor of Weller Court. Garage parking is available off of 2nd St.


NEWS / Dec 19, 2012

New charts for sale

I'm slowly going to be bringing in more charts for sale onto my web shop. I've been writing new music for the band that is currently not publicly available. I'll also be refreshing some old classics of mine.

To get started, here's the first one: Ode to Abbott

And, here's one of my better known charts: Blues For Pembroke. I won the 2010 Sammy Nestico Award for this one.

Stay tuned for more new music!


BLOG / Aug 9, 2012

Busy Summer

After a very busy Summer, thought I would share what I've been up to the past few months.

I had the pleasure to work with the orchestration team on the upcoming Tom Cruise film, "Jack Reacher" with composer Joe Kraemer.  The score recorded at Sony's historic sound stage with a huge orchestra over four days. Take a look at the humongous low brass section, featuring cimbassos and contrabass trombone. This looks to be a great action film, so check it out when it hits theaters.

I also had the pleasure to contribute a few arrangements to Matthew Morrison's (of Glee fame) new album. Legendary record producer Phil Ramone was in charge of this record. Very honored to get to work with him. Big thanks to Chris Walden for bringing me in to help. Looking forward to seeing this released soon.

My first record, "From There to Here" with my band, the Budman/Levy Orchestra has been getting rave reviews.  OA2 Records has congregated the best of them on their web site here. We've also got a show at Typhoon coming up in August.


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Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator, Jeremy Levy has worked in nearly every medium in Los Angeles.  As an orchestrator, he adds his musical touch to scores in film, television, and video games. Recent projects include Smurfs 2, Jack Reacher, Tower Heist, The Event, No Ordinary Family, Battlestar Gallactica, Batman: Arkham City, Infamous 2, and God of War 3. He has also provided arranging and music preparation services on everything from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, to American Idol.

After receiving a Master's Degree from the University of Miami in composition, Levy headed to Los Angeles to pursue his career. Since 2007, Levy has co-lead the Budman/Levy Orchestra featuring LA's top musicians.  His first album, "From There to Here" is being released on Origin/OA2 records. In 2010, he won the Airmen of Note's Sammy Nestico Award for arranging.

For a full list of his projects, please refer to his IMDB page.

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Film & Television
  • The Event Sample #1

    Short audio clip from the NBC series, The Event. Composed by Scott Starrett, orchestrated by Jeremy Levy.

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  • The Event Sample #2

    Short audio clip from the NBC series, The Event. Composed by Scott Starrett, orchestrated by Jeremy Levy.

    Play The Event
  • The Event Sample #3

    Short audio clip from the NBC series, The Event. Composed by Scott Starrett, orchestrated by Jeremy Levy.

    Play The Event

Orchestral
  • The Christmas Song

    This is an arrangement I put together for the holidays. Enjoy!

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  • March to the Pass Demo

    This piece is for brass quartet with added percussion. Created with Cinebrass Pro.

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  • Walk Away

    This is a melancholy piece written for double string quartet.

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  • In Transit 2006 Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

    This piece combines orchestral, big band, and Latin rhythms into an exciting package. Scored for full orchestra plus big band.

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Jazz
  • Superbone Meets the Bud Man

    From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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  • Slings and Arrows

    From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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  • From There to Here Budman/Levy Orchestra

    From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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  • Zona Mona Comp. Fleck/Coffin - Arr. Levy

    From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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  • O’ Christmas Tree

    A fun arrangement of the Christmas favorite.

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Yo La Tango

This is a fun little piece sort of in the style of a tango.

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Ascension

This is a new track featuring a nice piano melody, building to a big orchestral finish. I added a big drum kit part at the final climax.

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Crossing The Elysian Fields

This moody track is a mix of synths and orchestra.

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To the Ends of the Earth

This piece features a slow build up to a big action type cue. There is a nice coda at the end where the music looks back on itself.

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Night in Kashmir

This is a track inspired by Led Zeppelin and just a hint of spy movies.

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The Christmas Song

Christmas Song by Jeremy Levy

This is an arrangement I put together for the holidays. Enjoy!

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Battle of the Bots

This is a demo I put together in a film trailer/action setting. Think Muse meets Inception.

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Falling Skies - Today We Fight

I wrote this piece for the TV show Falling Skies' website, "Today We Fight."

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Superbone Meets the Bud Man

Superbone Meets the Bud Man by Jeremy Levy

From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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Slings and Arrows

Slings and Arrows by Jeremy Levy

From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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From There to Here

Budman/Levy Orchestra

From There to Here by Jeremy Levy

From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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Zona Mona

Comp. Fleck/Coffin - Arr. Levy

Zona Mona by Jeremy Levy

From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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March to the Pass

Demo

March to the Pass by Jeremy Levy

This piece is for brass quartet with added percussion. Created with Cinebrass Pro.

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The Event

Sample #1

The Event ex.1 by Jeremy Levy

Short audio clip from the NBC series, The Event. Composed by Scott Starrett, orchestrated by Jeremy Levy.

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The Event

Sample #2

The Event ex.2 by Jeremy Levy

Short audio clip from the NBC series, The Event. Composed by Scott Starrett, orchestrated by Jeremy Levy.

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The Event

Sample #3

The Event ex.3 by Jeremy Levy

Short audio clip from the NBC series, The Event. Composed by Scott Starrett, orchestrated by Jeremy Levy.

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Walk Away

Walk Away by Jeremy Levy

This is a melancholy piece written for double string quartet.

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In Transit

2006 Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

In Transit by Jeremy Levy

This piece combines orchestral, big band, and Latin rhythms into an exciting package. Scored for full orchestra plus big band.

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O’ Christmas Tree

O' Christmas Tree by Jeremy Levy

A fun arrangement of the Christmas favorite.

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Joss Stone
Queen Latifah
Jamie Cullem
Susan Tedeschi
Christophe Beck
Jim Dooley
Marco Beltrami
Blake Neely
Paul Haslinger
Bear McCreary
Cris Velasco
Gerard Marino
Ron Fish
Christopher Lennertz
Veigar Margeirsson
Gordy Haab
Kyle Newmaster
Scott Starret
Chad Seiter
Umbrella Media
TV Land Awards
Scott Healy
Bill Cunliffe
Rudy La Scala

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