David BakerDavid N. Baker Jr.
is a leading symphonic jazz composer at Indiana University
in Bloomington. He has been commissioned by Joseph Gingold, Ruggerio Ricci, Janos Starker, Harvey Phillips, the New York Philharmonic
, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
, Beaux Arts Trio
, Fisk Jubilee Singers and the International Horn Society and has worked along side of Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton
, Maynard Ferguson
, Quincy Jones
, George Russell, and Miles Davis
. He has long been an important composser in the Third Stream Jazz
movement and has made over 2000 compositions.