Levi Gillis is a Seattle based saxophonist and improviser, and a graduate of UW Jazz Studies program. Since moving to Seattle in 2009, Levi has studied and performed with Dave Douglas, Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, Eric Revis, Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne and Wayne Horvitz among others. An active member in the Seattle improvised music community, Levi leads the avant-jazz/post-rock band Hunter Gather and the chamber jazz group Sequoia Ensemble and co-leads the collective melodic free jazz band The Sky is a Suitcase.
"Seattle arts organization Table & Chairs curates weekly sessions that showcase new, experimental music and include a free improvisation jam session, always free and open to the public. Our mission is to give musicians of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to interact with and inspire one another, while establishing a community-accessible home for our music, which would otherwise only exist in classrooms, basements, outer space, etc."