Benjamin Levy founded the international booking agency BL Music in 2007. Following a lengthy music industry career with experience as a promotor, booking agent, manager, producer, tour manager, educator, and artistic director of festivals.
He is also the founder, producer & program director of the Paris New York Heritage Festival.
Passionate about jazz and funk, he has worked with globally renowned artists as James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang, Magma, Archie Shepp, Roy Ayers, Billy Cobham, Azymuth and Fred Wesley.
Levy began his career in 1997 working for the Nice Jazz Festival, followed by five years at the JVC Jazz Festival in Paris. In 2000, he created the first Multi’ art-HIP HOP festival in Paris, L’Assymetric Contest. Finally, Levy went on to book a variety of acclaimed soul, jazz, and avant-garde acts before founding BL.
BL Music produces, concerts and organizes tours for Jazz, Soul, Funk, World music artists in Paris, throughout France, and well in the world. Placing its artists in the most prestigious clubs and festivals around the world, including : Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz a Vienne, Nice Jazz Festival , North Sea Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts -London, the Blue Note and more.
During his 22 years in the music industry, Benjamin Levy has worked with everyone from: Chick Corea , Herbie Hancock , James Brown , Bootsy Collins, George Duke, Tony Allen, Magma. Meshel Ndegeocello, Billy Cobham, Archie Shepp, Isaac Hayes, George Clinton, Kool And The Gang. Roy Ayers, Fred Wesley & The New JB’s, Earth Wind and Fire feat All Mac Kay, Eumir Deodato, Headhunters, , Stanley Clarke & Stewart Copeland, Ed Motta. Stephane Belmondo,Terence Trend Darby, Arrested Development, ONB, Martha High , Bobby Byrd. Lonnie Liston Smith, Ronnie Laws, Leon Ware, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Sly Johnson, Ana Caram. Candy Dulfer , Sheila e, Juan Rozzof, Alpha Blondie, Paris Salsa All Stars, Azymuth, Guillaume Perret & the Electric Epic, Raoul Paz, Don Blackman, Azimuth, Gwen Mac Cray. Marva Withney, Martha High , Ana Caram, Raashan Ahmad, Paco Sery, Soul Rebels. Wax Poetic, Setenta, Tortured Soul, Bilal, Joey Negro, Push Up, The Count Basie Orchestra. Duke Ellington Orchestra, Crown City Rockers, Wilaya 49 & more…