David Baker (composer)
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David Nathaniel Baker Jr.
David Baker (far left) leads the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra during the NEA Jazz Masters awards ceremony and concert in 2008
|Born||December 21, 1931|
|Died||March 26, 2016|
He has more than 65 recordings, 70 books, and 400 articles to his credit. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Baker was nominated for the 1973 Pulitzer Prize. He has also been nominated for a Grammy Award (1979).
Personal life[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- De Lerma, Dominique-Rene. "African Heritage Symphonic Series Vol. III". Liner note essay. Cedille Records CDR066.
- David Baker, jazz teacher and musician, dies at 84
Other websites[change | change source]
- Indiana University webpage on Professor Baker
- Trombone Page of the World webpage on Professor Baker
- NPR program about Baker's jazz compositions
- Herzig, Monika. David Baker: A Legacy in Music. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011.