The Levi Dover Sextet, led by bassist and composer Levi Dover, was formed in 2019 out of a desire to create music which brings together a wide range of influences in a highly personal style. Levi Dover’s music is rooted in the jazz tradition while also reaching into a modern soundscape, incorporating elements from 20th century classical music and progressive rock, creating an environment brimming with possibilities for expression. Lush textures and an impressionistic landscape set the tone for explorations which extend beyond the compositions, bringing the art of improvisation into focus.
The group brings together some of the most creative musicians from Canada, the United States, and New Zealand - Lex French on trumpet, Erik Hove on the alto saxophone, Olivier Salazar on vibraphone, Andrew Boudreau on piano and Kyle Hutchins on drums. The six musicians, with their diverse musical personalities, join together to bring to life music which is full of subtlety and nuance, unveiling a rich and unique universe.