DownBeat Jazz Education Days 2019
A DAY INSTRUMENTALISTS CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS!
Ensemble registration for Tri-C DownBeat Jazz Education Days 2019 featuring adjudicators, guest artists and clinicians from the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band with director Alan Baylock is currently closed.
Registration was open to middle schools, high schools and local college and universities - each day includes five 40-minute adjudication slots for area student jazz ensembles. Students are kept moving and playing throughout the day in breakout sessions, master classes, workshops and jam sessions. Specific schedules for each day will be published closer to the event.
If you have questions about next year's ensemble registration, please contact Kyra Price at email@example.com.
The One O'Clock Lab Band will perform a public ticketed concert at Westlake High School, April 9 at 7 p.m., and free midday (noon) concerts at Hudson High School and Tri-C Metro Campus, April 10 and 11, respectively.
If you are interested in attending the concert at Westlake, you can purchase tickets via Eventbrite ($15, students free). Walk-ups are welcome for the midday concerts at Hudson and Tri-C.
Guest Artist and Adjudicator Bios
Directed by Alan Baylock, the One O’Clock Lab Band is the premier performing ensemble of the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas jazz studies program. We are honored to welcome them for a three-day residency as part of our DownBeat Jazz Education Days. With an unprecedented seven Grammy nominations resulting from the library of more than 50 critically acclaimed recordings to date, the One O’Clock Lab Band is noted for exceptional individual musicianship and tight ensemble performance.
One O’Clock Lab Band concerts feature the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson libraries (both housed exclusively at North Texas), original compositions by jazz faculty member Rich DeRosa and Grammy-nominated composers Neil Slater and Steve Wiest, and a wealth of compositions and arrangements in the UNT jazz library written by current and former North Texas students. The band frequently appears in major jazz venues such as Birdland (NYC), Blues Alley (DC), Catalina’s (LA), and as the headliner at jazz festivals, major music conferences and concerts hosted by numerous fine arts series, colleges and high schools across the United States, Canada and around the world.
Alumni of the North Texas jazz program are virtually everywhere in the professional music industry as performing artists and jazz educators. The list of significant names runs the gamut from Jimmy Giuffre and Herb Ellis to Bob Dorough, Jack Petersen, Bob Morgan, Marvin Stamm, Ed Soph, Billy Harper, Norah Jones and many more.
Alan Baylock is a world renowned composer, arranger, conductor, producer, instrumentalist and educator, and is the leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra. Baylock’s music has been performed and/or recorded by jazz greats Maynard Ferguson, Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Phil Woods, David Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Shew, Kenny Werner, Paquito D’Rivera, Nnenna Freelon, Tierney Sutton and many more. His eclectic talents have also led him to write music for Roy Clark, Clint Black, Wynonna Judd, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Spyro Gyra, Ronan Tynan and symphony orchestras across the country and abroad. An inspiring educator, Baylock continues to write music for high school and collegiate level jazz ensembles, much of which is published by Alfred Music.