Dov Beck-Levine exists at the crossroads of the music theory geek and the free-thinking, free-feeling artist. The Toronto-based 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”. While he began as a stereotypical 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, Samba, 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 America.
With his wealth of experience in different circles of the musical world, Dov sees regular work as an arranger, composer, session musician, and even as a video editor. His many jobs as a sideman, including his ongoing gig performing and recording behind the award-winning duo Moscow Apartment, have led him to play events and venues like Ottawa Blues Fest, the Toronto Pride Festival, and Aeolian Hall. Dov currently studies Contemporary Writing & Composition and Jazz Composition on scholarship at Berklee College of Music, where as a freshman his arrangements were immediately noticed by professors and senior students alike. Now, nearing the end of his third year at the college, he is a well respected member of the community, and is sought after for his arranging and instrumental work.
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 at times 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) Tyler Stewart (Barenaked Ladies), and Feist (Broken Social Scene).
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.