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 and progressive rock to impressionist classical music. In 2020, Levi was awarded the Prix François-Marcaurelle de la GMMQ, as well as the Conseil des Arts de Montréal Bourse Création Jazz for his work with this ensemble. Imaginary Structures, the debut album from this group, was released in October 2021 on Three Pines Records. Levi was also awarded the Grand Prix de la Relève - LOJIQ for his performance with his ensemble at the 2022 Festi Jazz de Rimouski.
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, the 2017 Prix François-Marcaurelle de la GMMQ, 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 also led to him joining award-winning pianist Emie R Roussel in her trio for a tour in Japan in 2016. He has shared the stage with such musicians as Rafael Zaldivar, Rémi Bolduc, Jim Doxas, Kevin Dean, Joel Miller, Yannick Rieu and many others, both from Montreal and abroad.