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Sounds Like: Eddie Daniels, Don Byron
Bio: Born in London David Jean-Baptiste is a reedman; a talented composer, comfortable in both Jazz and Classical idioms.
David has enjoyed an international career having lived and worked abroad in Paris, Northern Germany, New York City and the Caribbean. Work has been varied from Solo Clarinet Reci...See Full Bio
“Claire Martin presents concert music from the Clore Ballroom at London's Southbank Centre, as part of the 2009 London Jazz Festival, featuring a vibrant mix of British jazz. Saxophonist Jason Yarde performs in a duo with pianist Andrew McCormack for this special set; rising star Kit Downes presents his trio and David Jean-Baptiste introduces his new clarinet quartet Clarinet Council. Jason Yarde is a talented composer, arranger and producer, having worked with Robert Mitchell, Jazz Jamaiaca All Stars, Soweto Kinch and Denys Baptiste. David Jean-Baptiste's first major musical experiences were in the classical world - he gave regular recitals at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London, and later became the principal clarinettist of the London Youth Sinfonietta.”