Denys Baptiste

Born 1969.
Denys Baptiste


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 before releasing his debut album in 1999, Be Where You Are, which was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize 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, the BBC Jazz Awards for Best New Work and Best Album 2004, and the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Album 2004.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Let Freedom Ring!

    Let Freedom Ring! 2003

    Reviewed by Alan Braidwood
    A bold, ambitious work from the young tenor player, fusing political consciousness...
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