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Alvin Batiste
Birth: Nov. 7, 1932
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: May 6, 2007
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Jazz Musician and Educator. He was a noted clarinetist and considered one of the founders of the modern jazz scene. He toured with Ray Charles in 1958, but remained unknown to the general public until he recorded the album "Legendary Pioneer of Jazz" with the group, Clarinet Summit in the 1980s. He also wrote for and toured with Billy Cobham and Cannonball Adderley. Batiste recorded albums, "Bayou Magic" (1988), "Late." (1993) and "Songs, Words and Messages, Connections" (1999). As a teacher at Southern University in Baton Rouge, he created the Batiste Jazz Institute in 1969, one of the first programs of its kind in the nation. He taught about music, the history of music and the business of music. His students included Branford Marsalis, Donald Harrison, Kent Jordan, Michael Ward, Herlin Riley, Charlie Singleton, Woodie Douglas, Henry Butler and others. He is also a honoree of the Kennedy Center and Theater. His lastest album "Marsalis Music Honors Alvin Batiste," was released on the Marsalis' record label in April 2007. He died of a heart attack. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Hope Mausoleum
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: May 06, 2007
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Alvin Batiste
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Alvin Batiste
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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