Alan Lewine is 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 Xtetwas 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.
SOPRANO MEETS BASS: Sephardic Treasures (Ansonica Records, July 2020)
ALAN LEWINE XTET: Original Jazz 21stC (Owlsong, coming 2020)
ALAN LEWINE XTET: Jazzes for Lecuona (Owlsong, coming 2021)
ANA MARÍA RUIMONTE: Secillamente Martí Vol 1 (Owlsong, 2019)
ANA MARÍA RUIMONTE: Rosas para Lecuona (Owlsong, 2018)
ANA MARÍA RUIMONTE: Alma y Vida de Mujer (Owlsong, 2015)
OWLSONG: Sampler (Owlsong, 2014)
ANA MARÍA DÍAZ: Arded, Corazón, Arded (Owlsong, 2014)
DEAR MADELEINE: The ISB Sessions Vol I. (ISB Records, 2013)
JOHNNY NEVER & THE SOULAR PIMPS: Never Home (MediaDog Records, 2011)
GRACE CHUNG: Liking You Liking Me (Owlsong, 2005)
JOHN KAMMAN: Trio (Owlsong, 2003)
ESTHER HAYNES. Award-winning Washington DC based early blues, swing and ragtime vocalist. Bassist.
VATTEL CHERRY’S BASS RESPÄNSE (Owlsong, 2001)
LEWINE/BROWN XTET: Freewheeling (Owlsong, 1991)
NEW MEXICO JAZZ SAMPLER: New Mexico Jazz Workshop Vol I. (NMJW/Rettinger Records, 1990)
RED HOT PEPPERS: Bourbon Street Bash (Owlsong, 1989)
ALAN LEWINE SEPTET: Original Jazz (Owlsong, 1986)
AllAboutJazz - "[W]rites and performs music that frees the soul, moves the mind to wonder at possibilities, but most of all, sings hymns of exaltation in these most needy of times"
Albuquerque Journal - "The loose, intelligent excitement of the Septet's playing is reminiscent of the VSOP Quintet of former Miles sidemen"
Wayne Thompson (Jazz Society of Oregon) - "A composer and a scholar in many of jazz's many-splendored forms"
JazzScene - "Lewine posses a dark sound, powerful and forboding"
Milt 'Judge' Hinton - "Truly on the right bass path"
Cadence Jazz - "Intelligent and well-paced"
Over a dozen NM-MIC (New Mexico Music Industry Coalition) nomiations in the late 1980s for best jazz album, best jazz composition, album of the year, best jazz producer, best jazz cover song etc.
2017 Nominee as producer for the prize Cubaidsco (Cuba's grammy) based on a limited pre-release of Rosas Para Lecuona (Owlsong, 2018)