Biography

As an award winning record producer of more than 80 albums over the last 45 years, Alan Abrahams has worked with some of the most notable artists, songwriters/composers, and musicians in the music business and film industry including such notable artists as Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Les McCann, Taj Mahal, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dolly Parton, The Memphis Horns, The Blind Boys of Alabama and 14 top Gospel albums that topped the Billboard charts.

Alan recently moved to Baton Rouge with his wife after 35 plus years living and working in the music business in Los Angeles.

Alan is a five-time Grammy nominee.  His productions have topped the Billboard Pop, Jazz, International and Country charts.  He has worked with noted composers such as the late Jerry Goldsmith on the Academy Award winning soundtrack to The Omen, to most recently with multi Academy Award winner John Williams on a benefit compilation for Save The Children.

Alan continues to consult using his expertise in music publishing and music licensing and also specializes in the area of sampling working with more than 60 samples licensed from a multitude of artists, publishers and labels, including the most current sampling used by Jay Z and Genya Ravan for the upcoming Warner Bros. film “Gangster Squad”.

As a former executive producer for RCA Records, Alan was part of the team that brought Hall & Oates to RCA for a string of hits, starting with “Sara Smile” and oversaw day to day production operations for the roster on the West Coast.

In his early career, Alan spent many years as a touring musician, opening for such acts as BB King, The Allman Brothers, and Janis Joplin.

As the recently appointed Director of Music Programming for The Louisiana International Film Festival, Alan is excited to bring a new history of events to the highly influential music state of Louisiana and looks forward to continue to immerse himself in the rich heritage and vibrant music mecca.