Alan Baylock

Associate Professor

Director of the One O'Clock Lab Band®

Coordinator of Lab Bands


Jazz Studies

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Born 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-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band at the University of North Texas, and previously served 20 years as Chief Arranger for the USAF Airmen of Note in Washington, D.C. The Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra recorded three critically acclaimed CDs and performed throughout the United States for 15 years. Baylock graduated from Shenandoah University (B.M. ’90), where he later became Jazz Composer-in-Residence, and the University of North Texas (M.M. ’94).

Baylock travels extensively as guest conductor and clinician, and has been featured with over 100 professional, 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 Jazz Education Network and is a strong advocate for women in jazz. In 2022, Alan teamed up with composer/arranger Annie Booth to establish Brava Jazz Publishing, whose mission it is to support and champion women composers and arrangers in the field of big band jazz by creating a platform for their music to be widely published and distributed.

Alan’s music has been performed and/or recorded by jazz greats Melissa Aldana, Michael and Randy Brecker, Regina Carter, Paquito D’Rivera, Kurt Elling, Maynard Ferguson, Stefon Harris, Jimmy Heath, Freddie Hubbard, Sean Jones, Dave Liebman, Allison Miller, Nicholas Payton, Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Arturo Sandoval, Doc Severinsen, Tierney Sutton, Kenny Werner, Phil Woods, and many more. His eclectic talents have also led him to writing music for Roy Clark, Lee Greenwood, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Patti LaBelle, Spyro Gyra, Ronan Tynan, Wynonna, and symphony orchestras throughout the United States and abroad. His music is published by Alfred Music and

Baylock lives in Denton, Texas with his wife, cellist Maria Baylock. In his spare time, Alan enjoys playing table tennis, and golfing with his UNT Jazz colleagues.