ALAN GRUBNER MUSIC : ALANGRUBNER@GMAIL.COM : 917.301.1242
Alan graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College where he received both the 1998 MacDonald-Smith Music Prize for High Achievement in Musical Performance and the Heiman-Rosenthal Ensembles Award for High Achievement in the Creative Arts. He continued graduate studies in jazz performance at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory. Alan has been an adjunct professor of violin and improvisation studies at Five Towns College, and he is equally dedicated to inspiring students and audiences throughout the world.
Since 2017 Alan has been a member of the bluegrass band, Nefesh Mountain. Their 2018 and upcoming 2021 releases Beneath the Open Sky and Songs for the Sparrows features him on fiddle alongside Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Bryan Sutton, John Doyle, David Grier and Tony Trischka. Some of Alan's other work on fiddle is featured throughout the groundbreaking film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. His work on violin and viola is featured on multiple episodes of the Emmy Award-winning TV series, Louie, starring Grammy Award-winning comedian, Louis C.K.
Alan is also a longtime collaborator with renowned jazz singer, Allan Harris, and he is a featured soloist in Harris’ celebrated off-broadway musical, Cross that River. A sought-after arranger and self-contained chamber orchestra, Alan’s string arranging work has been featured throughout many albums including James Maddock’s The Green, Jenn Beaupre’s Reach Out, and on the newest single from Leaders of the Shift, Forever is When. The debut album from Alan Grubner’s Firelight Ensemble, Long Road Home, features Aoife O’Donovan, Sonya Kitchell and Philip Hamilton.