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Alan Lewine

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because...I am a double bass player, producer and composer, playing primarily “jazz” during his 40+ year career, and leading, playing on and/or producing 18 albums as CEO/founder of Owlsong Productions. After 18 years of a successful regional playing career, he dropped out to attend Georgetown Law School in 1994 and became a technology transactions lawyer. Returning to full-time musicianship in 2016, Alan has played throughout the world. Bass mentors have included Milt Hinton, John Clayton and Lynn Seaton. He has worked as a leader and a sideman with famous performers such as Anita O’Day, Joe Henderson, Herb Ellis, James Moody, Mickey Roker, Gus Johnson and Huberal Herrera. Alan’s Xtet was featured at the 2020 Havana International Jazz Festival, and later that year Ansonica Records released Sephardic Treasures with Soprano Meets Bass, co-led by Alan and Ana María Ruimonte, and submitted it for Grammy® considerations. Alan also serves on the Board of Directors of Philadelphia’s Jazz Bridge Project and on the Executive Board of the International Society of Bassists, paying it forward with his musical, business and legal acumen and 35 years of experience on various non-profit boards. In mid-2020, Alan relocated with Ana María from Philly to Phoenix, AZ, from where they plan to explore Latin American opportunities.

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