Musician in Palo Alto, California
All original music from sultry bossa nova to swinging jazz to funky rock and encompassing everything in between, Levitate is a must-see/hear band.
Levitate is led by guitarist/composer Jorge Faustmann. Jorge is a self-taught guitarist who has produced 7 albums and has composed over 90 original songs from jazz, finger style, bossa nova, flamenco to rock. His music is influenced by his Spanish heritage as well as his exposure in his youth to great artists in many genres and many other talented musicians.
Also on guitar is Fred Malouf, who is a Berklee College of Music graduate and has been playing guitar for over 30 years. He has performed in diverse musical settings with improvisation being the central component.
On hand percussion is Carlos Madrigal, born in northern Mexico, taught himself Cuban rhythms on the bongos and he later picked up the cajón. Carlos has played in many groups here in the US and in his native Mexico ranging from pop to flamenco, bossa-nova to jazz and a little bit of rock.
Rounding out the group is Marty Honda on upright bass and electric violin. Marty's bass and violin bring to the group his wide range of musical influences from numerous jazz artists as well as late 60's rock groups and classical composers.
Please contact Jorge Faustmann at (650) 814-5211 if you want to learn more about the band.