The One O’Clock Lab Band is the premier performing ensemble of the internationally acclaimed University of
North Texas jazz studies program. Alan Baylock is director of the One O’Clock Lab Band. With an unprecedented
seven Grammy nominations (Lab 2009 received double nominations for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble" and "Best
Instrumental Composition" for Ice-Nine composed by Steve Wiest) resulting from the library of over fifty critically
acclaimed Lab Band 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 Grammy-
nominated composers Neil Slater and Steve Wiest, jazz faculty member Rich DeRosa, and the wealth of
compositions and arrangements in the UNT jazz library written by current and former North Texas students.
The One O’Clock 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