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Carroll Jazz Bands to Finish Year and Season With Three Upcoming Events

Oct 15, 2015 08:38AM ● By Kevin
With the All-Region Jazz Auditions, Adam Larson clinics and Jazz Combo performance at Oktoberfest in the books, the Carroll Jazz Bands have just a few big fall events left on the books. Don't miss out on these and keep checking back for future updates.

All-Region Jazz Concert - start: Nov 10, 2015 07:00PM

Please come out to this free concert in the CSHS Auditorium to experience the most talented young musicians in the Metroplex! Read More » 


Clinics With Jazz Education legend Ronald Carter - start: Nov 16 - 17, 2015 12:00AM

Professor Carter will work with all three high school jazz groups and the Dawson Middle School jazz band. Read More » 


Winter Jazz Concert - start: Dec 03, 2015 06:30PM

The Southlake community is warmly invited to attend our annual Winter Concert, featuring the three high school jazz ensembles and the jazz groups from Dawson and Carroll Middle Schools. T... Read More » 

Extra: About Director David Lown

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David Lown is a graduate (M.M., B.M.) of the University of North Texas, where he performed for three years with the acclaimed One O’Clock Lab Band and directed the Four O’Clock Lab Band. While a member of the One O’Clock, Lown toured Scandinavia and the Southwest U.S., recorded a live album with Kenny Wheeler, and performed with many other artists such as Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Bill Watrous, and Tim Hagans. In 2002, Lown was the winner of the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz competition and was named Outstanding Graduate Student in Jazz Studies.

After graduating from UNT, Lown worked actively as a saxophonist in New York City for several years, performing with the Dave Liebman Big Band, Bill Warfield’s New York Fusion Ensemble, and many others. Lown has recorded professionally with many artists and ensembles, including rock group Bowling for Soup (Rock On Honorable Ones; Jive 55531), the Dave Liebman Big Band (Live - As Always; Mama 1039), The Steve Haines Quintet featuring Jimmy Cobb (Stickadiboom; Zoho 200903), and the Stockton Helbing Quartet (Patina; Armored 8040).

Mr. Lown has directed the jazz program at Carroll Senior High School in Southlake, Texas since 2008. Under his direction, Carroll Jazz Ensembles have been named national finalists at the prestigious Essentially Ellington competition two times (2010 and 2014), where they were twice given the award for Outstanding Brass. Lown’s top Jazz Ensemble also earned the honor of Texas Invited High School Jazz Ensemble in 2013, and all three of his curricular jazz groups have won numerous first place trophies at local jazz competitions over the past seven years. Lown was named Carroll Senior High School’s Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014, and was elected President of the Texas Jazz Educators Association in July of 2015