Update David N. Baker + Follow

No photos available

Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Cello

Born: December 21, 1931

David Nathaniel Baker, Jr. was born December 21, 1931 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is Distinguished Professor of Music and Chairman of the Jazz Department at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. A virtuoso performer on multiple instruments and top in his field in several disciplines, Mr. Baker has taught and performed throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He is also the conductor and musical & artistic director of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.

Mr. Baker received both bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from Indiana University and has studied with a wide range of master teachers, performers and composers including J.J. Johnson, Bobby Brookmeyer, Janos Starker, George Russell, William Russo, Bernard Heiden, and Gunther Schuller, among others. A 1973 Pulitzer Prize nominee, Mr. Baker was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1979, and has been honored three times by Down Beat magazine -- as a trombonist, for lifetime achievement, and as the third inductee to their Jazz Education Hall of Fame....
read more

CD/LP/Track Review

Book Excerpts

More articles about David N. Baker

Primary InstrumentCello

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

  • 50+ Years as Music Educator and Pedagogue
  • One of the Founders of Jazz Education
  • Chair of Jazz Studies at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music
  • Former President of IAJE (International Association of Jazz Education)
  • Long-time Clinician and Distinguished Professor of Music
  • Mentor & Instructor to hundreds of successful musicians of various genres and styles

Music

  • BUY

    Bridges

    Posi-Tone Records
    2013
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Events

There are no David N. Baker events at Jazz Near You. Add one now.

Push your events to your social pages. Learn how here.

Rank: 1,338
Views: 10,882
Fans: 3
Sponsor: Summit Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

or search site with Google

Help improve the David N. Baker profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the David N. Baker musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.