Composer, Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist.
Dov Beck-Levine lives at the crossroads of the music theory geek and the free-thinking artist. The Toronto-born multi-instrumentalist, composer and performer blends together a plethora of musical traditions, genres, and flavours, and serves them up in a unique cocktail that he affectionately calls “feel-good fusion”. Dov is well versed in various professional roles in the world of music, and regularly works as an Arranger, Performer, and Session Musician, as well as working as a Composer/Producer of music for various media. He has had the pleasure of working with the likes of John Paterno, Housewife, Christophe Beck, Madds Buckley - the list goes on!
While Dov began as a typical young blues guitarist, his fierce musical curiosity has led him to live earnestly in the musical worlds of Jazz, Rock, Funk, Folk, Gospel, RnB, Metal, Klezmer, Salsa, and too many more to count. He also acts as bandleader and frontman for Dov’s Scrambled Jazz Eggs, a group of like-minded and brilliantly talented young musicians from multiple cities across North and Central America.
As a workig musician, Dov has spent years honing his skills to allow himself to best realize the visions of his clients. His many jobs as a sideman, including his ongoing gig performing and recording behind the award-winning duo Housewife, have led him to play classic Canadian musical events including Ottawa Blues Fest, the Toronto Pride Festival, and Aeolian Hall. Dov has a bachelor's degree in Contemporary Writing & Production and Jazz Composition from his four years on scholarship at Berklee College of Music, where as a freshman his arrangements immediately caught the attention of his professors. By his senior year of college, he'd become a well respected member of the community, widely sought after for his arranging and instrumental work. In Fall 2021, Berklee awarded Dov an additional scholarship after winning the Award for Creativity in Commercial Arranginng.
Regardless of where he is or who he's playing with, Dov is contantly creating music in his own distinctive brand of compositions and arrangements. His solo work has garnered a reputation for being unique, engaging, personal, and often quite technically challenging. Considering the plethora of musical landscapes that he occupies, it's unsurprising that most of his music defies classification. Despite this, there is a common thread that ties his work together - the immediately apparent joy he brings to all of his music. His work has seen praise from the likes of Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses, Asia), Chilly Gonzales (Drake, Daft Punk) Susan Rogers (Prince, CSNY, Barenaked Ladies), and Greg Hopkins (Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespe, Buddy Rich).
Dov's second single, Everything is All Just Things, is available now. The recording of his debut album, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, is now back in full force.
Dov's most recent single, Everything is All Just Things, is out on all platforms. His band, Dov's Scrambled Jazz Eggs, plays an exciting blend of musical styles with the sole mission of getting the room on their feet - and it always works.
Everything is All Just Things - Dov Beck-Levine
Saturday - Dov's Scrambled Jazz Eggs
An experienced Composer / Arranger and a self-described "rhythm section doubler", Dov consistently proves to be a tremendous asset clients both on stage and in the studio. With his hundreds of hours of performance and recording experience, and a deep understanding of musical traditions from around the world, he has an intuitive knowledge of exactly what will take your music to its greatest potential.
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Ham-Man and Weiner Ladd Theme
Animated short by Jared Mathe
(Composer, Producer, theme music Mixer)
Ham-Man and Wiener Ladd - Full Theme
Big Band Arrangement - Winter Holiday Mashup
Underscore Sample - Pensive
Underscore Sample - Engaging
Podcast Theme - The CJN Daily
Orchestral Piece - The Green Fwoop
Vocal Jazz Arranging - Is You Is or Is You Ain't my Baby
Sample Scores / Parts
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"Excellent intsrumentation, composing, and of course, guitar playing."
- Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses, Asia)
"Dov-Beck Levine's custom-designed theme music helped add the all-important intro sound to our brand new podcast, The CJN Daily, which launched in May of 2021. His stings and theme are now part of the overall brand and a familiar herald to our listeners' daily habit, wherever they are around the world. Dov was easy to work with, enthusiastic, and he communicated clearly and promptly as he tinkered with sound ideas and themes, before coming up with the final version for our show. The jazzy, upbeat Klezmer-style fusion theme is now a signature part of the whole podcast experience."
- Ellin Besner (Client, Podcast theme)
"Dov is the best arranger I've ever had the pleasure of working with. His fluency across genre and instrument is frankly astonishing, and his understanding of artistic treatment is unparalleled - it feels like he reaches into your head and makes your vision a reality."
- Ian Ridenhour (Client, Arranging)
"Dov took my song and made me fall love with it all over again, all for new reasons. Being in a unique place to also have played the music he writes, I can say he gives arrangements the same TLC."
- Rowan Cookman (Client, Arranging/Bass)