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Chelsea Baratz

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: March 24, 1986    

Chelsea Baratz

:There’s a new voice on the saxophone, forged in the gritty steel town of Pittsburgh. Her name is Chelsea Baratz and at 24, her soulful sound is a fiery combination of be-bop swing and hip hop hooks. Her debut release “In Faith” illuminates the distinctive tenor of an emerging player and original composer. She’s a band leader whose music follows in the footsteps of 1960’s soul jazz and the hard bop roots of her hometown. Innovative and ear-bending with a sizzling originality to her horn, Baratz’s music is heartfelt, simple in its power to bridge quiet moments with bursts of fiery improvisation. When she picks up her saxophone, the soul of her own life comes alive. It’s a reflection of the obstacles she’s overcome and provides a backbone to her music. On “In Faith”, it’s evident that she is no stranger to pain, struggle, love and loss. These experiences are gracefully embued in her music. Or as Baratz simply states...
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Awards

2007 Iaje Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Star 2010 Skope Magazine "Artist to Watch"

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Latest Release

In Faith

Self Produced (2009)

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”Saxophonist Chelsea Baratz takes her listeners into an urban groove setting with music and it is a pleasure hearing this talented young lady's hip musical direction. A musical disciple of Sean Jones and Branford Marsalis, Baratz is also an associate of young stars like trumpeters Corey Wilkes and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown and bassist extraordinaire Richie Goods - all of whom appear at times on her debut In Faith. “Philo's Groove” starts things off with a surprisingly tough-minded groove and is heightened by some fine sax, Craig Handy on flute, Wilkes' muted trumpet, Goods rubbery bass and Renee Neufville's vocals...

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Primary Instrument:Sax, tenor

Location:New York, NY

Willing to teach:Advanced students only.

Mark VI tenor saxophone, Oleg tenor saxophone neck, Lebayle mouthpiece (size 9), Alexander D.C. reeds (size 3.5)
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