Born in 1990 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, Levi Dover’s musical trajectory began on the electric bass at a young age. As his passion for music deepened, he went on to receive formal musical training, becoming immersed in the tradition of jazz double bass while studying at McGill University in Montreal. Dover has since established himself as a strong supportive voice on the double bass, with an approach that is both grounded and forward-thinking. 

 

He leads the Levi Dover Sextet, which features original compositions which blur the lines between various influences, from post-bop jazz, R&B and indie-rock, to impressionist classical music. For his work with this ensemble, Levi was awarded the 2020 Prix François-Marcaurelle de la GMMQ, the Conseil des Arts de Montréal Bourse Création Jazz, and the Grand Prix de la Relève - LOJIQ at the 2022 Festi Jazz de Rimouski. Imaginary Structures, the debut album from this group, was released in October 2021 on Three Pines Records.

In addition to his work as bandleader and composer, Levi is part of the Gentiane MG Trio, recipient of the 2018 Révelation Radio-Canada Award and the 2020 OPUS Award for Discovery of the Year. They have released 3 albums, and performed across Canada, Mexico, and Europe. His reputation as a solid accompanist with an original voice on the double bass has led to him performing with various Canadian artists, having shared the stage with such musicians as Rafael Zaldivar, Rémi Bolduc, Jim Doxas, Emie Roussel, Kevin Dean, Joel Miller, Virginia MacDonald, Yannick Rieu and many others.