David Lown
Brief Bio

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. After graduating from UNT, Lown worked for several years as a saxophonist and educator in New York City, performing with many notable jazz artists and ensembles. As a saxophonist, Lown’s recording credits include albums with jazz legends Jimmy Cobb, Dave Liebman, Kenny Wheeler and many others. 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 five times (2010, 2014, 2018, 2020, 2021), where they have won numerous Outstanding Soloist and Outstanding Section awards. Lown was named Carroll Senior High School's Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014, and in 2017 was named a Quarterfinalist for the 2018 GRAMMY Music Educator Award. He is a past president of the Texas Jazz Educators Association and is now on the organization’s board of directors.