Discovering a fresh, dynamic jazz voice is always a delight. When the singer proves as an equally gifted songwriter, the pleasure is squared. Allegra Levy is one such double-barreled talent.
— Jazz Times

Cities Between Us CD Release Show at Club Bonafide. Allegra Levy-voice, Carmen Staaf-piano, Jay Anderson-bass, Jeff Davis-drums, Kirk Knuffke-cornet, Stephen RIley-saxophone. SteepleChase 2017

Photo by Jamie Santamour

Photo by Jamie Santamour

She sings your life back to you.
— New York Music Daily
She’s got a good thing going: fresh and gloomy, light-voiced and grim-tempered.
— New York Times

Most jazz vocalists sing standards. Allegra Levy writes her own.

From the plaintive title track of her boldly autobiographical debut album, LONELY CITY, to the haunting strains of her new CD, CITIES BETWEEN US, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter has penned a lyrical collection of harmonically adventurous-yet-familiar originals steeped in the tradition of the Great American Songbook.

"Fresh... exotic... and far beyond the ordinary," said The New York Times of her first CD, from SteepleChase Lookout. Her new album, released in April 2017 on SteepleChase Records, features Jay Anderson on bass, Carmen Staaf on piano, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Stephen Riley on tenor sax, and Billy Drummond on drums. It also manages to hit every note, from high to low, on the in's and outs of love.