Loxley Thistle Eckles V is a second year student at the University of Iowa studying music performance under Volkan Orhon. He started playing electric bass in seventh grade for his middle school’s jazz band and the praise band and worship band at church. Later on in high school he started playing the double bass for his high school jazz band. By the time he got to college he was able to start studying orchestral music with Jeannette Welch at Kirkwood Community College. Loxley now plays in the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra and in the University Jazz bands as well. From time to time you can catch him playing in the bluegrass band down in the ped mall and playing in jam bands at venues all around Iowa.