Alan Baylock

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Alan Baylock
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Background information
Born (1967-09-15) September 15, 1967 (age 50)
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Composer, Arranger, Educator, Bandleader
Instruments Trumpet
Associated acts Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra, Airmen of Note, One O' Clock Lab Band
Website alanbaylock.com

Alan Baylock is an American composer, arranger, educator, bandleader, clinician, instrumentalist, and the former leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra. He was also the Jazz Composer-in-Residence at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia from 2012 until 2016 and served as the Chief Arranger for The Airmen of Note jazz ensemble in Washington, D.C. for 20 years before moving to his current position as the Director of the One O'Clock Lab Band at the University of North Texas.[1]

Biography[edit]

Alan Baylock graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg, PA in 1985. He received a bachelor's degree for Music Education in 1990 from Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University, to which he later returned as an educator and Jazz Composer-in-Residence. He received his Master's in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas in 1995, where his arrangements were featured on numerous recordings by the University of North Texas One O' Clock Lab Band.[2]

In 1996, Baylock enlisted in the Air Force, serving as the Chief Arranger for the Airmen of Note jazz ensemble—the premier jazz band of the United States Air Force—for 20 years.[3] He also founded and led the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra, a professional DC-area jazz ensemble that performed across the U.S. for 15 years, in which time they recorded 3 studio albums. In 2012, Baylock returned to Shenandoah University to serve as the Jazz Composer-in-Residence,[4] where he also taught jazz arranging and jazz pedagogy and co-directed the conservatory jazz ensemble.

In April 2015, Baylock was announced as the new Director of the One O’Clock Lab Band at the University of North Texas. He began full-time in the Fall of 2016.[5]

Baylock still travels extensively as a guest conductor and clinician for groups and conferences across the United States. He is a recurring staff member at the National Jazz Workshop [6] and previously directed the NJW All-Stars Big Band. He is an active member of the Jazz Education Network (JEN) where he mentors recipients of the annual Young Composers Award and serves as a guest clinician for the JENerations jazz festival.[7]

In 2016, Baylock became an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha through the Nu Psi chapter at Shenandoah University, and in 2017 he was inducted as an honorary brother into Kappa Kappa Psi by Shenandoah's Kappa Epsilon chapter.

Music[edit]

Baylock’s music has been performed and/or recorded by jazz greats Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen, Joe Lovano, Paquito D’Rivera, Phil Woods, Arturo Sandoval, David Liebman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Werner, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Nnenna Freelon, Tierney Sutton, Kurt Elling and many more. His eclectic talents have also led him to writing music for Roy Clark, Lee Greenwood, Wynonna, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Spyro Gyra, Ronan Tynan, and symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad.

In addition to having his music recorded by others, Baylock has produced three critically acclaimed [8][9] albums with his own group, the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra.

Alan Baylock's music is published by Alfred Music Publications and Projazzcharts.com.

Published works[edit]

Compositions[edit]

  • Chiaroscuro (ProJazzCharts.com)
  • Em Uma Semana (ProJazzCharts.com)
  • Hickory & Twine (Alfred Music)
  • Hullabaloo (Alfred Music)
  • Late w/ Kate (ProJazzCharts.com)
  • A Lift of the Foot (ProJazzCharts.com)
  • Livin' Larger Than Life (Alfred Music)
  • Quotient (ProJazzCharts.com)
  • Sea Changes (Alfred Music)
  • Spin Cycle (Alfred Music)
  • Two Seconds to Midnight (Alfred Music)
  • Blues for Stew’s Shoes (ProJazzCharts.com)
  • El Abrazo (Alfred Music)
  • The Phrygian Five (ProJazzCharts.com)
  • Torque (ProJazzCharts.com)
  • Stole Back MY Soul (ProJazzCharts.com)
  • Without A Doubt (ProJazzCharts.com)

Arrangements[edit]

  • Along Came Betty (Alfred Music)
  • The Beat Goes On (Alfred Music)
  • Big Swing Face (Alfred Music)
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Alfred Music)
  • Buds (Alfred Music)
  • Caravan (Alfred Music)
  • Chameleon (Alfred Music)
  • Cold Duck Time (Alfred Music)
  • Give It One (Alfred Music)
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain (Alfred Music)
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Alfred Music)
  • It's All Right With Me (Alfred Music)
  • Isfahan (Alfred Music)
  • Jive Samba (Alfred Music)
  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Alfred Music)
  • Love For Sale (Alfred Music)
  • Midnight Voyage (Alfred Music)
  • Moment's Notice (Alfred Music)
  • One Mint Julep (Alfred Music)
  • Our Country's Flag (Alfred Music)
  • Over the Rainbow (Alfred Music)
  • Round Midnight (UNC Jazz Press)
  • Shanghigh (Alfred Music)
  • Song for Bilbao (Alfred Music)
  • Struttin' With Some Barbecue (Alfred Music)
  • Take the "A" Train (Alfred Music)
  • Tell Me a Bedtime Story (Alfred Music)
  • Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Alfred Music)
  • We Three Kings (Alfred Music)
  • When I Fall in Love (Alfred Music)
  • Winter Wonderland (UNC Jazz Press)

Discography[edit]

As Composer[edit]

  • 1992 - University of North Texas One O' Clock Lab Band - Lab '92 (LA9201-NS)
  • 1993 - University of North Texas One O' Clock Lab Band- Live in Portugal (LA9302-NS)
  • 1993 - University of North Texas One O' Clock Lab Band - Lab '93 (LA9301-NS)
  • 1994 - University of North Texas One O' Clock Lab Band - Lab '94 (LA9401-NS)
  • 1995 - University of North Texas One O' Clock Lab Band - Lab '95 (LA9501-NS)
  • 1996 - Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau - One More Trip to Birdland (Concord CCD-4729)
  • 2004 – University of Kentucky – Self-Contained (Sea Breeze SBV-4559)
  • 2005 - Shenandoah University Jazz Ensemble - SU Jazz 2005
  • 2006 - Maynard Ferguson - MF Horn VI: Live at Ronnie's
  • 2006 – Army Jazz Knights – Commissions 2006 (JKJC 07)
  • 2006 – Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble – Through the Years (SU0006)
  • 2006 – West Chester University of Pennsylvania – Writer’s Cramp
  • 2007 – University of North Texas One O’ Clock Lab Band – Live at Blues Alley (LI0702-NS)
  • 2007 - Howard University Jazz Ensemble - HUJE 2006
  • 2008 – Airmen of Note – Airmen of Note Live! (BOL-08)
  • 2008 - Lovesome Thing - Adoraba
  • 2008 - Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Back at It
  • 2008 – DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra – Quotient (Seabreeze SBJ-2149)
  • 2008 - University of North Texas - Live at Blues Alley
  • 2011 - Mt. Hood Jazz Band - Ganbei
  • 2012 – Airmen of Note – Compositions (BOL-1202)
  • 2016 - Airmen of Note - Baylock/Crotty/Nestico/Cray

As Arranger[edit]

  • 1994 - University of North Texas One O' Clock Lab Band - One O' Clock Standard Time (LA9402-NS)
  • 1998 – Airmen of Note – Christmas Time is Here – (BOL-99)
  • 1999 – Airmen of Note – 50th Anniversary (BOL-9907)
  • 2000 - Capitol Quartet - Anything Goes (Summit DCD 280)
  • 2001 - Cathy Jean - Marshall Road Apocalypse (CJ9900)
  • 2002 - University of Miami Concert Jazz Band - Jazzmiami (Summit DCD 292)
  • 2002 - San Diego State University Jazz Ensemble - Where's My Hasenpfeffer? (Sea Breeze Vista SBV 4553)
  • 2002 - Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra - The Test of Time
  • 2003 - Pete BarenBregge-Frank Russo Group - Point of Grace (Summit DCD 358)
  • 2004 - David Liebman - Beyond the Line (OmniTone 12204)
  • 2004 - Howard University - HUJE 2003
  • 2004 - University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble - Self-Contained
  • 2004 - MHCC Jazz Band - I'm New Here
  • 2005 – OmniTone Sampler – Odyssey 2005
  • 2005 - University of North Texas One O' Clock Lab Band - Lab 2005
  • 2006 - Howard University Jazz Ensemble - HUJE 2005
  • 2006 - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I - Jazz in Clear Water: Lockbox (Seabreeze SBV-4569)
  • 2006 - Ronan Tynan - Dawning of the Day (Decca B0007339-02)
  • 2007 - Pattie Cossentino - Invitation
  • 2007 - Mt. Hood Jazz Band - I'm Still Here
  • 2009 - Texas Christian University Jazz Ensemble - Just Friends
  • 2009 - Mt. Hood Jazz Band - Second Time Around
  • 2010 – Airmen of Note – 60th Anniversary (BOL 1002)
  • 2010 – Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble – Lullaby of the Leaves (SU0010)
  • 2011 – Crossroads Big Band – Christmastime is Here
  • 2011 – Crescent Super Band – What It Is (Big Swing Face)
  • 2012 – Texas Christian University – Midnight Voyage
  • 2012 – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Funk in Deep Freeze
  • 2013 – Jim Widner – And the Beat Goes On (Chase Music Group CMD8080)
  • 2013 - Ira B. Liss Big Band Machine - It's About Time

As Producer/Assistant Producer[edit]

  • 2004 - Ben Patterson Sextet - The Prowl (Bonecat 102601)
  • 2004 – Airmen of Note – Tiempo Latino (BOL-0401)
  • 2005 – Airmen of Note – A Holiday Note From Home (BOL-0502)
  • 2005 - Christina Crerar - Little Jazz Bird
  • 2006 – Airmen of Note – Out in Front (BOL-0604)

As Leader[edit]

  • 2003 - Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra - Two Seconds to Midnight (Seabreeze SB-2127)
  • 2008 - Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra - Eastern Standard Time
  • 2014 - Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra - Prime Time (With Special Guest Doc Severinsen)
  • 2017 - University of North Texas One O' Clock Lab Band - Lab 2017

As Author of Liner Notes[edit]

  • 2008 - University of North Texas - Lab 2008 (LA0801-NS)
  • 2012 – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Funk in Deep Freeze

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bio". Alan Baylock. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Alan Baylock". University of North Texas College of Music. 
  3. ^ "Master Sergeant Alan M. Baylock". The United States Air Force Band. Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Alan Baylock Becomes Jazz Composer-in-Residence". Shenandoah University News. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  5. ^ "Alan Baylock is the New Director of the One O' Clock Lab Band". Jazz at UNT. Retrieved 2015-04-20. 
  6. ^ "Faculty, Guest Artists, and Staff". National Jazz Workshop. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  7. ^ (PDF) http://jazzednet.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Conference-Posting-REVISED-9-25-17.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Bowers, Jack. "The Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra: Two Seconds to Midnight". Allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ Blanco, Edward. "The Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra: Eastern Standard Time (2009)". Allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 

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