Singer/songwriter Val Leventhal has been performing in the Chicago area since 1973. She writes and sings folk, country, rock, blues, jazz and pop with an occasional foray into world music. She has appeared with the original jazz/rock band Third City, Fish & The Bluefins, Miasma, the ValPak, and with her newest band project, Val and the Right Raised Men, featured at Val's Halla independent bookstore in Berwyn in 2016 and 2017. Val has been a featured performer at the Around the Coyote Art Festival (Club Lucky stage), and also at the Bucktown Arts Fest. She has performed at the Maple Street Chapel in Lombard, and the Rudyard Kipling in Louisville, KY.
In August 2003 and June 2004 she performed in the Chicago Singer Spotlight at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. You also may have seen her solo acoustic show at the Caffe de Luca, Uncommon Ground, The Store, Outta Space and The Gallery Cabaret. In addition, Val has worked as a professional session vocalist, jingle singer, and private vocal coach.
In 2014, Val won a prize in the New Talent Search at the Underground Wonder Bar, and has performed acoustic solo shows there. Recently Val has expanded her roster of vocal students and is seeking new venues for performance solo, duo and with her small combo.
Val Leventhal's debut release, "Roots & Flowers," captures the essence of this veteran artist, interweaving a bold mixture of country ballads, folk, reggae, uptempo rock, and lively power blues.
Currently, Val is actively composing new material and planning to record a new CD, which will be titled, "Sibling Revelry," and will feature the talents of friends and family as well as Val's writing, guitar and vocals.