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    Baikida Carroll ( trumpet, composer, producer ) is a highly pivotal figure in the music world. He has written scores that have distinguished theater, dance, TV, film and concerts for three decades, including the 1990 highly acclaimed musical, Betsey Brown and the 1995 award winning Broadway show, Having Our Say.

   His recordings and concerts include works with Jack DeJohnette, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, David Murray, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Lacy, John Hicks, Lester Bowie, John Carter, Jay McShann, Little Milton, Albert King, Dr. John, Patti LaBelle, Carla Bley, Reggie Workman and Sam Rivers.

   Carroll continues to compose for, tour, produce and record with his own variant ensembles.He was the recipient of the 1999 ASCAP/ IAJE Duke Ellington Jazz Composers Award, presented January 15, 2000.

   His latest release in 2001, "Marionettes on a High Wire" on Omni Tone Records is still enjoying rave reviews

The 2002 Chamber Music America Award

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