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Alan Baylock

Alan Baylock

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Alan Baylock - Biographical Information

ALAN BAYLOCK–2020BIOGRAPHYBorn and raised in a small town in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Alan Baylock has composed music that is performed throughout the world. One of the most respected and sought-after jazz composers and educators in the industry today, he is the director of the Grammy-nominatedOne O’Clock Lab Band at the University of North Texas, and previously served20 years as ChiefArranger for the USAFAirmen of Note in Washington, D.C. TheAlan Baylock Jazz Orchestra recorded three critically-acclaimed CDs and performed throughout the US for 15 years. Baylock graduated fromShenandoah University, where he later becameJazz Composer-in-Residence, and the University ofNorth Texas. Baylock travels extensively as guest conductor and clinician, and has been featured with close to 100professional, collegiate, high school (all-state and regional) and middle school jazz ensembles.Alan is on faculty at the National Jazz Workshop (NJW) and directed the NJW All-Star Big Band in performances on the east and west coast.He is an active member of the JazzEducation Network (JEN) where he is Texas State Chapter President, mentors recipients of the annual Young Composers Award and is a guest clinician for the JENerations Jazz Festival. Thanks to the Nu Psi chapter, Alan became an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha in 2016, and became an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi (Kappa Epsilon chapter) in 2017.Alan’s music has been performed and/or recorded by jazz greatsFreddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Maynard Ferguson,Doc Severinsen, Joe Lovano, Paquito D’Rivera, Phil Woods,ArturoSandoval, David Liebman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Werner, Joshua Redman, Stefon Harris,Jerry Bergonzi, Nicholas Payton, Sean Jones, Tierney Sutton, Kurt Ellingand many more. His eclectic talents have also led him to writing music forRoy Clark, Lee Greenwood, Wynonna, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Spyro Gyra, Ronan Tynan, and symphony orchestras throughout the United States and abroad.His music is published is published by Alfred Music and ProJazz Baylock lives in Denton, Texas with his wife, cellist Maria Baylock. In his spare time, Alan is an avid table tennis player.