A music master, composer, arranger, educator and
performer - Alvin Batiste defies description.
He is a Renaissance Man for the 21st Century.
He is a Music Pioneer who has contributed to every genre.
He is simply "Batiste" - one of the most distinctive and
virtuosic of modern jazz clarinetists, and his name alone
has become synonymous with taking the music to the next
level and the next generation.
Although sometimes called a "New Orleans clarinetist" (his
Columbia album even billed him as a "Legendary Pioneer of
Jazz"), in reality Alvin Batiste is an avant-garde player who
does not fit easily into any classification