Lowell Ringel is a bassist, composer, and music educator originally from Hillsborough, North Carolina. He currently studies at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for jazz bass performance. In his short career, Lowell has played in both the Duke University and University of Miami Big Bands and currently sings in the award-winning jazz vocal group "Extensions" directed by Dr. Kate Reid. He has shared the stage with artists such as Slide Hampton, Gretchen Parlato, Carmen Lundy, Stephen Riley, and Jim Gasior at venues throughout the East Coast. Lowell is just beginning to emerge in the national jazz landscape, winning three 2015 Downbeat Magazine Student awards and earning first place at the 2015 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. Recent projects include co-leading the Ringel Jazz Collective with trombonist Evan Ringel and playing in saxophonist David Leon's “#bicmnrosfulmfrenh".