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, and educator. Based in Washington, DC, Alan is the chief arranger for the USAF Airmen of Note jazz ensemble, and is the leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra.
Mr. 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, Tierney Sutton, and many more. His eclectic talents have also led him to writing music for Roy Clark, Wynonna, Chaka Khan, Spyro Gyra, Ronan Tynan, and symphony orchestras across the country and abroad. An inspiring educator, Alan continues to write music for high school and collegiate level jazz ensembles, much of which is published by Alfred.
Two Seconds to Midnight, the debut recording of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra (ABJO), was released in October 2003 on Seabreeze Records. After receiving international critical acclaim, the CD spent eight weeks on the JazzWeek national jazz radio top 40 chart. In January 2007, the Airmen of Note released Out in Front, a recording that features 13 of Mr. Baylock's arrangements. The ABJO will release its newest recording, Setting the Standard, later this year.
"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.