Carly Stock is a Los Angeles-born jazz saxophonist and woodwind artist known for her big tone and beautiful lead alto sound. 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 and grit into her own unique style. She found mentorship at the the Colburn School of Performing Arts, where saxophonist Lee Secard took her under his wing at a young age. 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. 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 master saxophonist Brad Leali and played in the Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band for almost two years.
After graduating from college and returning to Los Angeles, Carly was immediately recruited to tour with Phat Cat Swinger, "Hollywood's Hottest Little Big Band." Post tour, Phat Cat Swinger can be found performing in Disneyland's California Adventure Park for the Festival of Holidays and Food And Wine Festival. Apart from Disney, you may recognize Carly from her monthly video collaborations with Conn Selmer (@connselmerinc). Carly leads her own passion projects, such as the Carly Stock Big Band. Her band finds its niche not only in serving as a vehicle for brand-new, high-energy pieces, but was also the only female-led big band in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Carly is an advocate for women's equity in jazz music, and her presence continues to break boundaries in the field. Her debut single, “Finally,” a modern jazz ballad, is now streaming on all platforms. In addition to performance, Carly teaches woodwinds and jazz at Music Box (Redondo Beach) and Coast Music Conservatory (Manhattan Beach). To learn more about her big band, private lessons, booking, and other upcoming musical projects, contact her here.
Soul-Leo- Carly Stock
Waltz For Debby- Carly Stock
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•“The most promising of young talent…relentless.” — NPR’s World Café
•“Carly is creative, soulful, and has been a consistent fan favorite.” — Alan Baylock, Director, UNT One O’Clock Lab Band
•“Carly is a standout in all aspects…a superb musician…a Renaissance woman.” — Jonathan “Dr. Capital” Patterson, Japanese TV personality and former Assistant Professor of Popular Music Theory, Technology and Performance, USC Thornton School of Music