David N. Baker

David N. Baker

1931 - 2016

Also known by his full name, David Nathaniel Baker, Jr., David N. Baker has set the poetry of many American writers, especially African American writers. He has had a distinguished career as both a performer and composer.

Photo: David N. Baker, from his official website


Born in Indianapolis, David Baker studied music education at Indiana University.

Baker has been nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Award. He the conductor and musical & artistic director of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, as well as a professor at Indiana University.

For more information about David N. Baker, please visit the links listed to the right.

--Christie Finn Source: the Official Website of David N. Baker

Songs & Song Collections BY Baker (entered to date)
POETS & Writers Set BY Baker (entered to date)

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