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Born: December 21, 1931    Primary Instrument: Cello

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....
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Selected Discography of Recordings [Download]


I. Composer Only

Composer Only | Performer Only | Composer-Performer | Composer-Conductor | Arranger-Conductor | Conductor


An After Hours Lament (Jazz ensemble)
Wood
MidLantic Records USA MR2002-102
David Eyges, violoncello


Alabama Landscape (Solo voice and orchestra)
Paul Freeman Introduces . . . David N. Baker
Albany Records, Troy CD-377
William Brown, tenor
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor


Alto (Three-movement concerto for saxophone and jazz ensemble)
Water Music
Mark 4324-MCD
Bruce Jordan, saxophone
The Sinclair Community College Jazz Ensemble


April B (Jazz ensemble)
The Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Forthcoming, release date January 2007


Artistic Growth
Top Brass CD
Top Brass
Includes arrangements by Norlan Bewley for trumpet, woodwinds,
trombone and tuba of David Baker's compositions Walt'sBarbershop,
Folklike, Stickin', and Lerma Samba


Aspects of Andy (clarinet, bass, piano, and string quartet)
David Baker at Bay Chamber Concerts
Cala CACD 77010
James Campbell, clarinet; Bruce Bransby, bass; Luke Gillespie, piano;
Corey Cerovsek, violin; Sara Caswell, violin; Kirsten Johnson, viola;
Marc Johnson, violoncello


The Black Experience (Song cycle for tenor and piano)
Through the Prism of the Black Experience: Chamber Music by David N. Baker
Liscio Artist Series LAS-11972
William Brown, tenor
Toni-Marie Montgomery, piano


Blues (Violin and piano)
1. Anne Akiko Meyers: The American Album
RCA Victor Red Seal CD 09026-68114-2
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
AndrÈ-Michel Schub, piano
2. American Diversions
Rene Gailly International Productions, Jewels CD 87042
Jenny Spanoghe, violin
Jacqueline Herbein, piano


Borderline (multi-movement work for string quartet)
Calvary
The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor String Quartet
Videmus Recordings CD


Le Chat Qui Peche (Orchestra, soprano, and jazz quartet)
Louisville Symphony Orchestra
Jorge Mester, conductor

Soloists: Linda Anderson, soprano; Jamey Aebersold, alto saxophone;
Dan Haerle, piano; John Clayton, bass; and Charlie Craig, drums
First Edition Records LS-751


Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Paul Freeman Introduces . . . David Baker, vol. XII
Albany Records, Troy CD 843
Thomas Walsh, alto saxophone
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor


Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra
1. Paul Freeman Introduces . . . String Concertos
Albany Records, Troy CD 559
Milos Jahoda, cello
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor


2. African Heritage Symphonic Series, volume III
Cedille Records CDR 90000 066
Katinka Kleijn, cello
The Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor


Concertpiece for Trombone and String Orchestra
1. Paul Freeman Introduces . . . David Baker, vol. XII
Albany Records, Troy CD 843
J. Novotny, trombone
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor
2. Recorded in a piano reduction arrangement for future release
M. Dee Stewart, trombone; Ashley Toms, piano


Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra
Paul Freeman Introduces . . . David N. Baker
Albany Records, Troy CD-377
Daniel Perantoni, tuba
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor


Concertpiece for Viola and Orchestra
Paul Freeman Introduces . . . String Concertos
Albany Records, Troy CD 559
Paul Silverthorne, viola
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor


Concerto for Violin and Jazz Band
James Getzoff, violin
Carmen Dragon, conductor
Laurel Record LR-125


Contrasts (Violin, violoncello, and piano)
The Western Arts Trio, Vol. 2
Laurel Record LR-106
The Western Arts Trio


Dance (Clarinet, piano, and rhythm section)
After Hours (Marquis Records CD ERAD 153)
James Campbell, clarinet
Stephane Lemelin, piano
The Gene DiNovi Trio (Gene DiNovi, piano; Dave Young, bass; Terry Clark, drums)

This piece is an adaptation by David Baker of the last movement of his Sonata for Clarinet and Piano. James Campbell
is accompanied by the Gene DiNovi Trio for the Latin jazz-flavored middle part of the piece and
accompanied by Stephane Lemelin in the more classical outer sections.


Dance of the Jitterbugs (Jazz ensemble)
The Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Forthcoming, release date January 2007


Distinctly American
Top Brass CD
Top Brass

Includes arrangements by Norlan Bewley for trumpet, euphonium, trombone and tuba of David Baker's compositions
Soleil Impromptu (adaptation and arrangement by Norlan Bewley) and Suite in Folk Style
which consists of the following: Harlem Pipes, Pastorale, To Dizzy with Love,
Jeanne Marie at the Picture Show, Folklike, Stickin', and Walt's Barbershop


Duet for Alto Saxophones
After the Rain: Takashi Yonekura Plays the Saxophone
Soundfix Laboratory SL-5042)


Duo for Clarinet and Cello
David Bellman, clarinet and Ingrid Fischer-Bellman, cello
Forthcoming release


Ethnic Variations on a Theme of Paganini (Violin and piano)
1. Ruggerio Ricci, violin
Forthcoming release on Vox

2. Degrees of Mastery
Aaron Dworkin, violin
3. Pavel Sporcl & Paganini
Pavel Sporcl, violin; Petr Jirikovsky, piano
Suprephon SU 3772-2
The Supraphon label is from the Czech Republic


An Evening Thought (Jazz ensemble)
1. Jerry Coker, tenor saxophone
2. Portrait of the Artist
MANNA NR-16819
Rita DiCarlo, singer
3. The Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Forthcoming, release date January 2007


Faces of the Blues: A Fantasy for Alto Saxophone and Saxophone Quartet
Classic Saxophone, vol. 2: Musica da camera
Liscio Recordings LCD-09193
Frank Bongiorno, alto saxophone


Fantasy on Themes from THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH Ballet
Paul Freeman Introduces . . . David Baker, vol. XII
Albany Records, Troy CD 843
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor


The 5M Calypso (Jazz ensemble)
The Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Forthcoming, release date January 2007


Give and Take (Soprano and chamber ensemble)
Edith Diggory, soprano
Laurel Record LR-115


Heritage: A Tribute to Great Clarinetists (clarinet, violin, bass, and piano)
David Baker at Bay Chamber Concerts
Cala CACD 77010
James Campbell, clarinet; Corey Cerovsek, violin; Bruce Bransby, bass;
and Gene DiNovi, piano


Homage a L'Histoire (Chamber ensemble)
David Baker at Bay Chamber Concerts
Cala CACD 77010
Paul Biss, violin; Bruce Bransby, bass; James Campbell, clarinet;
Kim Walker, bassoon; John Rommel, trumpet; Dee Stewart, trombone;
and Craig Hetrick, percussion
Geoffrey Simon, conductor


Honesty (Jazz ensemble)
1. Jamey Aebersold
Isis I-608
2 Clark Terry
For future release


The I. U. Swing Machine (Jazz ensemble)
The Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Forthcoming, release date January 2007


Images, Shadows and Dreams: Five Vignettes

(Chorus [SATB] - and chamber ensemble [flute, guitar, piano, bass, and drums])
Witness, volume III: Towards the Future
Collins Classics 14762
Ensemble, Chorus and Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series of Minnesota
Philip Brunelle, conductor


Images of Childhood (Orchestra)
Paul Freeman Presents, volume 8
Albany Records. Troy CD 499
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor


J Is For Loveliness (Jazz ensemble)
Jamey Aebersold
Isis I-608


Jazz Suite for Violin and Piano
Grenadilla Records GS-1056
Ruggerio Ricci, violin
Mitchell Andrews, piano


Kosbro (Orchestra)
1. Symphonic Brotherhood
Albany Records, Troy CD 104
Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra of Zlin Czech Republic
Julius Williams, conductor
2. Paul Freeman Introduces . . . David Baker, vol. XII
Albany Records, Troy CD 843
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor


Le Roi (Jazz ensemble)
1. Together
Atlantic 1428
Philly Joe Jones and Elvin Jones
2. Impacto
Fermata FB-97
The Hector Costita Sexteto
3. Together: Philly Joe Jones and Elvin Jones
Collectables COL-CD-6264
Reissue on CD of Atlantic Records 1428


Life Cycles (Tenor voice, French horn, and string orchestra)
Paul Freeman Introduces . . . David N. Baker
Albany Records, Troy CD-377
William Brown, tenor
Zdenek Tylsar, French horn
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor


Miami Suite (Jazz ensemble)
Miami Sweet
NWSA-002
New World School of the Arts Big Band (Miami, FL)


Moments (Jazz ensemble)
Portrait of the Artist
MANNA NR-16819
Rita DiCarlo, singer


Parallel Planes (Chamber orchestra and saxophone soloist)
The New American Scene II
Albany Records, Troy 303
Cleveland Chamber Symphony; Edwin London conductor
Howie Smith, saxophone soloist


Refractions (String orchestra)
Paul Freeman Introduces . . . David N. Baker
Albany Records, Troy CD-377
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor


Roots II (Violin, violoncello, and piano)
1. Spring Music
Philips 438 866-2
The Beaux Arts Trio
2. CafÈ Music
The Samaris Piano Trio
3. Recorded for future release by Sara Caswell, violin; Mark Kosower,
violoncello; and Marianne Ackerson, piano


Save Me a Place (Jazz ensemble)
Portrait of the Artist
MANNA NR-16819
Rita DiCarlo, singer


The Screemin' Meemies (Jazz ensemble)
The Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Forthcoming, release date January 2007


Shades of Blue (Orchestra)
1. Shades of Blue: Symphonic Works by African American Composers
Albany Records, Troy CD 431
Prague Radio Symphony (Prague, Czech Republic)
Julius Williams, conductor
2. The Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Prague, Czech Republic)
Paul Freeman, conductor
Forthcoming release on Albany Records


Shapes (Percussion orchestra and amplified cello)
World Influences: Wichita State University Percussion Department
University of Wichita recording


Sharing the Way (Jazz ensemble)
Portrait of the Artist
MANNA NR-16819
Rita DiCarlo, singer


Singers of Songs, Weavers of Dreams (Violoncello and solo percussion)
1. Starker Plays Baker
Laurel Record LR-117/LR-817CD
Janos Starker, violoncello
George Gaber, percussion

2. Music for Cello and Percussion
Golden Crest CRDG-4223
Anthony Cooke, violoncello
Steven Brown, percussion
3. Cello Matters
Centaur CRC 2589
Dennis Parker, violoncello
Michael Kingan, percussion
4. Musicorda Festival Series 2002
legrandice audio CD
Matt Haimovitz, violoncello
Eduardo Leandro, percussion


Soft Summer Rain (Jazz ensemble)
1. Song For My Daughter
Blue Note BST-84328
Jack Wilson
2. Portrait of the Artist
MANNA NR-16819
Rita DiCarlo, singer


Some Links for Brother Ted (Jazz ensemble)
The Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Forthcoming, release date January 2007


Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
1. Welcome Home: A Collection of American Works for Clarinet and Piano
Arabesque Recordings Z6703
Marcus Eley, clarinet; Lucerne DeSa, piano
2. David Baker at Bay Chamber Concerts
Cala CACD 77010
James Campbell, clarinet; Leonard Hokanson, piano


Sonata for Jazz Violin and String Quartet
1. Through the Prism of the Black Experience: Chamber Music by
David N. Baker
Liscio Artist Series LAS-11972
Joseph Kennedy, Jr., jazz violin
The Audubon Quartet
2. The Oregon String Quartet and all that Jazz
Koch International Classics CD 7672
Diane Monroe, jazz violin
The Oregon String Quartet


Sonata for Piano
1. Carol Stone, piano
Forthcoming release
2. Dark Fires, volume 2
Albany Records, Troy CD-384
Karen Walwyn, piano


Sonata for Piano and String Quintet
AAMOA Records NS-7401
Helena Freire, piano


Sonata for Piano and String Quintet, Movement 3 (Excerpt)
Afro-American Music and Its Roots
Silver Burdette Records 74-187-47
Helena Freire, piano


Sonata for Solo Cello
Cellofire
Liscio Recordings LAS-21793
Ed Laut, cello


Sonata for Tuba and String Quartet
Golden Crest Records CRS-4122
Harvey Phillips, tuba
The Composers String Quartet


Sonata for Tuba and String Quartet, Movement II
ITEA Legacy Series-featuring Harvey Phillips, Tuba
Mark CD 6069-MCD
Harvey Phillips, tuba
The Composers String Quartet


Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
1. Starker Plays Baker
Laurel Record LR-117/LR-817CD
Janos Starker, violoncello
Alain Planes, piano
2. Volume 6, Black Composers Series
Columbia Records M-33432
Janos Starker, violoncello
Alain Planes, piano
3. Music for Cello and Piano by African American Composers
Anthony Elliott, violoncello; Toni-Marie Mongomery, piano


Song Cycle (High voice and piano)
1. Mostly American
Enharmonic Records ENCD 93-012
Jennifer Poffenberger, soprano
Lori Piitz, piano
2. Remembrance: African-American Songs
DCF Recordings
Dina Foy, soprano
Polly Brecht, piano
3. Two songs from this cycle, “The Smile” and “A Song”, were recorded for the compact disc recording Dimensions

Aeolian Digital Recordings ADR60003D
Thomas King, tenor
Vicki King, piano


Songs of Living and Dying (Soprano, tenor and piano)
1. The Rookwood Trio
Forthcoming release
2. New setting/adaptation for contralto, violoncello, and piano
Patricia Stiles, contralto; Emilio Colon, violoncello; Davis Hart, piano
Recorded in 2004 for future release


Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio (Violoncello, piano, bass and drums)
Cellofire
Liscio Recordings LAS-21793
Ed Laut, cello soloist
Komei Harasawa, piano; Charles Hoag, bass; George Boberg, drums


Suite for Jazz Sextet
First Step
NWSA-001
The New World School of the Arts Jazz Septet (Miami, FL)


Suite from THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH Ballet (Orchestra)
Scheduled for 2006 release by Albany Records on Troy CD
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Prague, Czech Republic)
Paul Freeman, conductor


Summer Memories (String quartet)
The Audubon Quartet
Forthcoming release


Through This Vale of Tears (Tenor voice, string quartet and piano)
1. Videmus
New World Records CD 80423-2
William Brown, tenor
2. Through the Prism of the Black Experience: Chamber Music by
David N. Baker
Liscio Artist Series LAS-11972
William Brown, tenor
Toni-Marie Montgomery, piano
The Audubon Quartet
3. A La Par
Composers Recordings, Inc. CRI CD-823
William Brown, tenor


To Dizzy With Love (Jazz ensemble)
The Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Forthcoming, release date 2006


Two Cello String Quintet
Janos Starker, cello
Forthcoming release


Witness: Original Compositions in Spiritual Style (soprano and string orchestra)
Witness
Albany Records, Troy CD 868
Louise Toppin, soprano
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor
Also Forthcoming:
•untitled release by the Danish Radio Orchestra



II. Performer Only

Composer Only | Performer Only | Composer-Performer | Composer-Conductor | Arranger-Conductor | Conductor

The College All-Star Band. Don Jacoby. MGM E3881

A Dedication in Music. Thomas Beversdorf. Martinique HB 2579

The Golden Striker: John Lewis Conducts Music for Brass. Atlantic 1334

Jazz in the Space Age. George Russell. Decca DL 79219

Living Time. George Russell and Bill Evans. Columbia KC 31490

New York, N.Y. and Jazz in the Space Age. George Russell. MCA 2-4017/Leonard Feather Series

1 2 3 4 5 Sextet. George Russell. Riverside RS 304

The Other Side of Morning. All-star jazz group led by saxophonist Nathan Davis. Tomorrow International, Inc.

Also forthcoming: New compact disc recording of the music of Oliver Nelson. All-star jazz group (including David Baker).


III. Composer-Performer

Composer Only | Performer Only | Composer-Performer | Composer-Conductor | Arranger-Conductor | Conductor


A. With own groups


1. Basically Baker
Larrikin Records LRJ-066
The David Baker String Ensemble with the Paul McNamara Trio
Includes David Baker's compositions Walt's Barbershop, Mon, Le Miroir Noir, and Naptown Strut
2. David Baker's 21st Century Bebop Band.
Laurel Record LR-503
Includes David Baker's compositions Bebop Revisited, An Evening Thought, and This One's for 'Trane
3. The Harlem Pipes: David Baker's 21st Century Bebop Band.
Liscio Records LCD 02032
Includes David Baker's compositions Groovin' for Diz, The Harlem Pipes,
Birdsong, and The 5M Calypso
4. Jazz From Bloomington 1997.
IN-19-22
Benefit recording project, Bloomington Area Arts Council
David Baker’s 21st Century Bebop Band is one of the groups on this
album, performing David Baker's composition Groovin’ for Diz.
5. Live From Bloomington.
IN-286
Benefit recording project for world and local hunger relief
The David Baker Quintet is one of the groups on this album,
performing David Baker's composition Bourne.
6. R.S.V.P.: David Baker's 21st Century Bebop Band.
Laurel Record LR-504
Includes David Baker's compositions Cahaphi, Lima Beba Samba, Jeanne
Marie at the Picture Show, RSVP Mr. Moody, and Lerma Samba
7. Sheryl Shay: Sophisticated Lady
Laurel Record LR-506
The David Baker Big Band featuring vocalist Sheryl Shay
Includes David Baker's composition An Evening Thought
8. Steppin' Out: The David Baker Sextet.
Liscio Recordings CD LAS-31591
Includes David Baker's compositions Steppin' Out, An After Hours
Lament, To Dizzy With Love, Autumn's Dreams, Birdsong, and NJSO Calypso
9. Struttin': David Baker's 21st Century Bebop Band.
Laurel Record LR-505
Includes David Baker's compositions Almaco, The Aebersold Strut,
Padospe, and Lorob


B. With George Russell

1. Ezz-thetics
The George Russell Sextet
Riverside 375/RLP-9375. Also on CD Riverside OJCCD-070-2
Includes David Baker's composition Honesty
2. The George Russell Sextet in Kansas City
Decca DL 4183
Includes David Baker's compositions War Gewesen and Lunacy
3. The George Russell Sextet at the Five Spot
Decca DL 9220
Reissued on Verve CD 088-112-287-2
Includes David Baker's composition 121 Bank
4. The George Russell Sextet at the Five Spot
Verve CD 088-112-287-2
Reissue on CD of Decca DL 9220Verve CD 088-112-287-2
Includes David Baker's composition 121 Bank
5. Nica's Dream: Small Jazz Groups of the 50s and Early 60s
New World Records NW 242
Includes David Baker's composition War Gewesen
6. Outer Thoughts
Milestone M-47027
Includes David Baker's composition Honesty
7. So What
George Russell & the Living Time Orchestra
Blue Note CDP 7 46391 2
Includes David Baker's composition War Gewesen
8. The Stratus Seekers
The George Russell Septet
Riverside 412/RLP-9412. Also on CD Riverside OJCCD-365-2
Includes David Baker's composition Stereophrenic
9. Stratusphunk
The George Russell Sextet
Riverside 341
Includes David Baker's composition Kentucky Oysters


C. With Charles Tyler

1. Eastern Man Alone
ESP 1059. Also on CD ESP 1059-2
Includes David Baker's composition Le Roi
2. Folk and Mystery Stories
Sonet SNTF-849
Includes David Baker's composition Folklike


IV. Composer-Conductor

Composer Only | Performer Only | Composer-Performer | Composer-Conductor | Arranger-Conductor | Conductor


Black America: To The Memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A cantata for jazz ensemble, narrators, chorus (SATB), soloists, and string orchestra.
Indiana University Jazz Ensemble. David N. Baker, conductor
Soloists: Linda Anderson, Janice Albright, Bob Ingram, Pablo Elvira,
and Julie Smith
Narrators: John Joyner and Solomon Edwards
University of Illinois Press. For future release
This recording is broadcast annually on the anniversary of Dr. King's death by Voice of America.


Concerto for Cello and Jazz Band
Cellofire
Liscio Recordings LAS-21793
Ed Laut, cello soloist
Indiana University Jazz Ensemble. David N. Baker, conductor


Concerto for Flute and Jazz Band
Laurel Record LR-125
James Pellerite, flute soloist
Indiana University Jazz Ensemble. David N. Baker, conductor


Concerto for Two Pianos, Jazz Band, Strings, and Percussion
Laurel Record LR-115
Charles Webb and Wallace Hornibrook, piano soloists
Indiana University Jazz Ensemble. David N. Baker, conductor


Ellingtones (Tenor saxophone, orchestra, jazz piano, and jazz bass)
Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone soloist
Toyko Philharmonic Orchestra. David N. Baker, conductor
Blue Note Records (forthcoming)


Jazz At Canterbury
Canterbury Records
Indiana University Jazz Ensemble. David N. Baker, conductor
Includes David Baker's compositions Honesty, Check It Out,
Two Faces of The Black Frontier, and Penick


Jazz Suite for Clarinet and Symphony Orchestra: Three Ethnic Dances
American Voices
Telarc CD-80409
Alan Balter, clarinet soloist
Akron Symphony Orchestra. David N. Baker, conductor


Screemin’ Meemies (Jazz ensemble)
Highlights from the Indiana University School of Music
Compact disc recording issued by the Trustees of Indiana University,1997
Indiana University Jazz Ensemble. David N. Baker, conductor



1969. 15th National Conference. College Band Directors National Association
Silver Crest CBD-69-6B
Indiana University Jazz Ensemble. David N. Baker, conductor
Includes David Baker's compositions The IU Swing Machine, The Silver
Chalice, Son Mar, Le Chat Qui Peche, Soft Summer Rain, and Screemin' Meemies

V. Arranger-Conductor

Composer Only | Performer Only | Composer-Performer | Composer-Conductor | Arranger-Conductor | Conductor

A. With David Liebman
Dedication
CMP 9 ST

B. With Eugene Rousseau
Mr. Mellow
Liscio Artist Series LAS-01188

C. With Sheryl Shay
Sheryl Shay: Sophisticated Lady
Laurel Record LR-506

D. With Wanda Stafford
1. Wanda Stafford: Let’s Face the Music
W. Inc. Records 8817-2

2. Wanda Stafford Sings
W. Inc. Records

VI. Conductor Only

Composer Only | Performer Only | Composer-Performer | Composer-Conductor | Arranger-Conductor | Conductor


Big Band Treasures, Live
Smithsonian RJ0044
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. David N. Baker, conductor


US Air in the Air
US Air In-Flight Jazz Program featuring the music of Duke Ellington. For use in March/April 1995
Indiana University Jazz Ensemble; David N. Baker, conductor



The National Museum of American History Presents the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra “In Performance”
Videocassette recording
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
David N. Baker, conductor

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Primary Instrument:
Cello

Willing to teach:
Intermediate 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

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