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Jevon Rushton Group Featuring Anita Levels

Jevon Rushton Group Featuring Anita Levels

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Jevon Rushton Group Featuring Anita Levels

Jevon Rushton Group Featuring Anita Levels

Tue, Aug 31, 2021, 5:00pm
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • Allegheny Overlook
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By the age of six, Jevon Rushton was already mesmerizing those around him with his dexterity as a young drummer. At age 14, Jevon made the decision to cultivate his playing by studying at the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) under the tutelage of jazz legend, Roger Humphries. He is a graduate of George Westinghouse High School.

Along with explosive power, speed, complex rhythms and time signatures, Jevon brings a rare and unique sense of elegance, chilled composure, and groove to his music. His artistic ingenuity expresses itself in his incomparable technique, sweltering sense of swing, and an extraordinary ability to imbue his music with poise and grace. Jevon can be heard playing on a plethora of recordings.

Jevon has a strong dedication to community and education. On April 17, 2018, Jevon created and produced a SOLD-OUT show entitled "An Evening with the Musical Compositions of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" at the August Wilson Center (Pittsburgh, PA) Jevon has received many awards; The Judah Project Excellence in Leadership, AUBA Community Dedication Award. In 2008, he was honored and inducted into the Westinghouse High School Hall of Fame to name a few. In 2009, he ventured into Broadway as the drummer for national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical CATS, Sister Act and School of Rock!

Anita Levels is a self-taught vocal artist, songwriter and producer who began singing at the age of 3 years old in Frankfurt, West Germany. Being a preacher’s kid and a member of a musical family from New Orleans, the arts were in her blood.

In 2001, she toured the country of Holland as the director and founder of the then Carlow College Gospel choir, "Blessed", with the internationally recognized ethnomusicologist, Dr. Portia Maultsby.

She was also a finalist, in the 2008, syndicated talent reality show, Gospel Dream. One of her more recent endeavors was being casted in the NFL Super Bowl 50 commercial in 2016. Her debut CD, Restore the Soul, was released in 2006 with great reviews. She also has a plethora of other recording work, which includes her most recent single "If You Know" released in 2017. All of which are available on digital music outlets.

She has attained her Master Degree in Training and Development and believes that music should evoke an atmosphere of love, recreation, healing and thought.

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