The Jazz Session #535: Allegra Levy

Vocalist Allegra Levy‘s new album is Lose My Number: Levy Sings McNeil (SteepleChase, 2020). On it, she sings lyrics she wrote for the songs of her longtime collaborator, trumpeter John McNeil. In this interview, Levy talks about writing lyrics for someone else’s tunes; the story behind her all-woman band; finding new performance models both during and after the pandemic; and more.

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Author: Jason Crane