Denys Baptiste

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Baptiste in 2005

Denys Baptiste (born 1969) is an English jazz musician from London, England. A graduate of Tomorrow’s Warriors, Baptiste plays tenor and soprano saxophone in addition to composing.

Baptiste played with Gary Crosby and Nu Troop[1] before releasing his debut album in 1999, Be Where You Are, which was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize[2] and won the MOBO award for Best Jazz Act 1999. Baptiste has released two albums since then. His third album Let Freedom Ring! was nominated for the MOBO award for Best Jazz Act 2004,[3] the BBC Jazz Awards for Best New Work and Best Album 2004, and the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Album 2004.

Discography[edit]

  • Be Where You Are (Dune Records, 1999)
  • Alternating Currents (Dune, 2001)
  • Let Freedom Ring! (Dune, 2003)
  • Identity By Subtraction (Dune, 2011)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fordham, John (10 October 2009). "Music: Ernest Ranglin, London". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Barkham, Patrick (27 July 1999). "Manics the Mercury favourites". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mobo Awards 2004: The nominees". BBC News. 24 August 2004. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Fordham, John (13 January 2011). "Denys Baptiste: Identity By Subtraction – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 

External links[edit]