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Alan Baylock

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Alan Baylock


Alan Baylock is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most creative young voices in the music business today. He is in demand as a composer, arranger, conductor, producer, instrumentalist, educator, and is the leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra. In addition, he is "Jazz Composer in Residence" at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University, and is the Chief Arranger for the renowned "Airmen of Note" jazz ensemble in Washington, D.C.

Baylock's music has been performed and/or recorded by jazz greats Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Paquito D'Rivera, Maynard Ferguson, Phil Woods, David Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Werner, Nicholas Payton, Nnenna Freelon, Tierney Sutton, Kurt Elling and many more. His eclectic talents have also led him to writing music for Roy Clark, Clint Black, Wynonna, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Spyro Gyra, Ronan Tynan, and symphony orchestras here and abroad. An inspiring educator, Alan is regularly featured as guest artist, clinician, and adjudicator at jazz festivals, universities and high schools across the country. Much of his music is published by Alfred Music.

Baylock's mastery of the art of jazz arranging and composition expresses itself in his incomparable technique, staggering virtuosity, and an unquenchable desire to challenge and surprise. Along with explosive energy, ingenious re-harmonizations, imaginative melodic, tonal and rhythmic expressions, Alan's creations beam with a sense of joy and soulfulness, and are a glimpse into the depth of the human spirit.

“Alan Baylock has achieved a goal that many artists aspire to, but often fail to reach: he has developed his own distinct sound as a composer. His writing is fresh, and is imbued with a great sense of spirit and fun.”

- Gordon Goodwin (Grammy & Emmy award winning composer/bandleader)

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