Carly Stock is a Los Angeles-born jazz saxophonist and woodwind artist known for her big tone and even bigger personality.
Since she first started the saxophone, Carly fell in love with masters like Kenny Garrett and Antonio Hart, and as she honed her craft, began implementing their creativity, huge sounds, and grit into her own unique style.
Carly found mentorship at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, where saxophonist and educator Lee Secard took her under his wing. But, it wasn’t until she saw UNT’s famed One O’Clock Lab Band that she knew she wanted to pursue music full-time.
In the most cliche turn of events imaginable, Carly went on to earn her BM in Jazz Studies and minor in Commercial Music from the University of North Texas, where she studied with Professor Brad Leali and played in the Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band for almost two years.
Carly is an advocate for women’s equity in jazz music, and her presence and musicality continue to break boundaries in the field.
Her debut single, “Finally,” a modern jazz ballad that represents solace after strife, is now streaming on all platforms.
Photo credit: Emilio Mesa
We spoke about:
🎷 What it was like being part of the Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band
🎷 How she has created a legacy for future women, people of color and non-binary musicians to experience success at UNT
🎷 Blues improvisation tips for all levels
🎷 Where the best jam sessions are in the Los Angeles area
🎷 All of the roles she played in producing her first single, Finally
🎷 The Scholarship just established at UNT: The Ann MacMillan and Carly Stock Endowed Scholarship for the Jazz and Gender Equity Initiative
🎷 and so much more!
Here’s the Video:
You can listen to Carly’s song “Finally” on Spotify:
Scholarship just established at UNT: The Ann MacMillan and Carly Stock Endowed Scholarship for the Jazz and Gender Equity Initiative
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