Maria Baptist is one of the most virtuosic pianists and multifaceted composers of our time. In her 25-year career, she has developed a stand-alone sound. The Berlin-New York based artist inspires her listeners over the world with her positive energy. Maria Baptist’s energetic stage presence and fascinating personality have pushed her into the forefront of the current jazz scene: she has conducted world famous orchestras such as the NDR-, hr-, or RIAS Big Band, performed on international festivals like Jazzfest Berlin, New York and Paris and was nominated for highly acclaimed awards like ‘ECHO Jazz’ or ‘Preis d. dt. Schallplattenkritik’.
“Her music is a gift, infused with all the creativity, power, emotion, generosity and warmth that she exudes in life.”—the master Maria Schneider captures it wonderfully.