David Baker (composer)
David Nathaniel Baker Jr. (December 21, 1931 – March 26, 2016) was an American symphonic jazz composer. He worked at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington. 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).
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.