Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa). He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and appears regularly with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. Maestro Everly will conduct over 90 performances in more than 20 North American cities this season. As Music Director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS, Maestro Everly proudly leads the National Symphony Orchestra in these patriotic celebrations on the National Mall.
Mr. Everly is also the Music Director of the Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration, now a 28-year tradition. He led the ISO in its first pops recording, Yuletide Celebration, Volume One, which included three of his own orchestrations. Some of his other recordings include In the Presence, featuring the Czech Philharmonic and Daniel Rodriguez; Sandi Patty’s Broadway Stories; the soundtrack to Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame; and Everything's Coming up Roses: The Complete Overtures of Jule Styne. Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mr. Everly was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre for 14 years, where he served as Music Director. In addition to his ABT tenure, he teamed with Marvin Hamlisch on Broadway shows that Mr. Hamlisch scored. He conducted Carol Channing hundreds of times in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions. In 1998, Jack Everly created the Symphonic Pops Consortium, serving as Music Director. The Consortium, based in Indianapolis, produces new theatrical pops programs, including the most recent On Broadway with Kander & Ebb. In the past 12 years, more than 265 performances of SPC programs have taken place across the United States and Canada.
Maestro Everly, a graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, holds an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Franklin College in his home state of Indiana. He is a proud resident of the Indianapolis community for over 12 years and when not on the podium you can find Maestro Everly at home with his family, which includes Max the wonder dog.