ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Alan Lewine

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Name: Alan Lewine
Presentation Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Sweeney Hall
Presentation Title: Alan Lewine: Original Jazz
Type of Presentation: Recital
Musical Style: Jazz

Alan Lewine is a bassist and composer currently living in the Philadelphia region and the founder of Owlsong Productions. Lewine has performed and recorded all over the U.S., Europe and Latin America. His influences include all forms of music – medieval Sephardic to afropop as well as jazz and classical. Lewine began playing string bass in 1978. He studied piano as a child, and later studied composition and arranging. A self-taught bassist, Lewine learned from the mentorship of Milt Hinton early in his career. He followed Milt’s advice to join the ISB in 1982. Other important bass mentors have been Ray Brown, John Clayton, Lynn Seaton, Leroy Vinnegar and Bruce Gertz.

Lewine has worked with many of
the great names in jazz over the years, including Eddie Daniels, Kenny Davern, Richie
Cole, Joe Henderson, Clifford Jordan, Henry Threadgill, Vinnie Golia, Anita
O'Day, Sheila Jordan, Mose Allison, Butch Miles, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Roy
Hargrove, and old masters like Gus Johnson, Sweets Edison, Mickey Roker, Stephane
Grapelli and many others.

Lewine has studied traditional Ghanaian (Ewe) percussion with Obo Addy and Balinese gamelan with I Nyoman Suadin, flamenco with Julián Vaquero and Victor Monge, and traditional country blues with Johnny Never. 

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