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/ Sep 30, 2016

Rings

Just finished recording this one a few weeks ago. Coming off of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Matt Margeson got to write a completely different score for this one. We had a unique string group to orchestrate for: 20 celli, 8 violas, and 8 basses. This score was a lot of fun to orchestrate, as it really pushed the boundaries of coming up with interesting string effects we could perform live. Tim Davies and I orchestrated, with an assist from Jordan Seigel.


/ Sep 30, 2016

Trolls

Over the summer, I had the pleasure to orchestrate for Christophe Beck once again. He wrote a terrific score to the animated movie Trolls, featuring everyone's favorite hairy little guys. I also orchestrated on a little animated short he scored, but I believe that one is still a secret!


/ Sep 30, 2016

Empire & CHiPS

Empire is coming back for Season 3. Once again, Tim Davies and I are orchestrating for composer Fil Eisler on all the orchestral underscore. Great to get the whole gang back together.

Earlier this summer, I also had the pleasure to orchestrate Fil's score to the upcoming CHiPS movie. Starring Dax Shephard and Michael Peña, it looks to be a raucous take on the famous 70s TV show. Even got to meet Dax and his lovely wife, better known as Kristen Bell!


/ Sep 30, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Just released today! The score was written by Matt Margeson and Mike Higham. I previously worked with Matt on a fun zombie movie called Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Tim Davies and I did the orchestrations.


/ Sep 30, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to help string arranger Daniele Luppi on the RHCP's new album, The Getaway. I programmed all the string demos, and also handled the music preparation for the live session. Thanks to my friend Anton Riehl for recommending me! I still remember driving around in my brother's car in High School listening to Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Hard to believe it's been 20 years!


/ Feb 15, 2016

Crimson Peak

Starting with The Book of Life in 2014, I've been very fortunate to lead the orchestration team for composer, Tim Davies. Tim wrote almost an hour of additional music for Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak." The music ended up being interwoven with composer Fernando Velázquez's original score.


/ Feb 15, 2016

Peanuts and Ant-Man

I've had the pleasure to assist Tim Davies' orchestrations on a number of Christophe Beck's scores, but 2015 was the first time I really got to heavily contribute. On The Peanuts Movie, orchestration was divided between lead orchestrator Tim Davies, Kevin Kliesch, and myself. It was a really fun project, as I've always been a huge fan of Vince Guaraldi. Little known fact, Guaraldi played piano on one of Frank Rosolino's early jazz records (if you know me, Rosolino was a HUGE influence on my trombone playing).

Chris Beck's score was a great take on the series, incorporating a lot of the jazz harmonies and rhythms, but putting it through the viewpoint of a modern film score. Not an easy task!

I'm still not sure how we got anything done with Snoopy at the helm!

A little earlier in the year, I got to write a few orchestrations for Chris Beck's other big movie, Ant-Man. I really enjoyed Chris's take on the action hero score. He wrote a really fun theme in 7/4 for this movie. We got to bring this music back out for a Super Bowl ad for Coke a few weeks ago.


/ Feb 15, 2016

Kendrick Lamar

Fresh off a powerful Grammy performance, I am reminded how incredible a talent Kendrick Lamar is. Earlier last year, I had the rare opportunity to write orchestral arrangements for a one time performance at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.. Tim Davies lead the project with his incredible arrangements of Lamar's music. Felow arrangers Chris Walden and Joseph Trapanese also contributed stellar charts. My only regret is that I couldn't go to D.C. to see the concert! 

 

 


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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 Minions, Revenge, Empire, The Book of Life, Batman: Arkham Knight, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Smurfs 2, Jack Reacher, Tower Heist, The Event, No Ordinary Family, Battlestar Gallactica, 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.

    Play Walk Away
  • 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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Client List

American Idol
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Raphael Saadiq
Elvis Costello
Wayne Shorter
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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