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Baikida Carroll

(composer, trumpet) is a highly pivotal figure in the music world as both a composer and trumpeter. His scores and trumpet have distinguished theater, dance, TV, film and concerts for 4 decades.

His music has been heard at prestigious forums throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Walker Arts Center, La MaMa Theatre, the New York and Washington, DC Shakespeare Festivals, The Corcoran Gallery (Wash. DC), the Chicago Art Museum, the McCarter Theatre (Princeton, NY), the Mark Taper Forum (LA), the Asolo Theatre (Sarasoto, FL) Merkin Concert Hall (NYC), Le Grand Palais (Paris), the Belgium Opera, the Berlin Opera, the Market Theater (Johannesburg, South Africa), and a multitude of international jazz festivals.

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”Like Miles Davis, Clark Terry and Lester Bowie, Baikida Carroll is a cutting edge St. Louis trumpet player. Carroll is a brilliant, demanding and innovative composer and soloist, with a big, commanding sound, tone and attack. Always in demand, Carroll is revered by his peers and has my total admiration and respect” _ Quincy Troupe Author of Miles and Me, co-author of Miles: The Autobiography (2002)

“Colorful, loose and imaginative are meek understatements when describing the sumptuous music on Marionettes on a High Wire.” -John Murph, Down Beat

“There's a beautiful kind of daring in the music -- a rough tenderness in Carroll's trumpet tone, a palpable spiritual commitment from all the players involved

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