Full Professor, part-time
Ph.D. and M.A. in Composition, UC Berkeley; BA in Music, Naropa University. Two-time Meet the Composer award recipient; Eisner Prize for Music winner; Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (UC Berkeley); Interaktion Festival finalist (Berlin), drummer and composer Jason Levis has led and been a collaborator in numerous jazz, improvised music, and chamber ensembles in the San Francisco Bay Area and Berlin, Germany. These include the Heftpistole Chamber Ensemble; duo B.; Married Couple; DRY; live dubreggae ensemble Joseph’s Bones; the Echo Chamber Ensemble; most recently the Berlin Boom Orchestra, and many more. Through these avenues he has produced, composed and arranged for, performed in, and released over two-dozen records, bridging a multitude of musical styles. He is an active performer on the drum set in both art and popular music settings and has extensive national and international performance experience.