Maria Baptist is an exceptional artist: the pianist and composer, who shares her time between Berlin and New York, inspires her audience with the positive power of her music. Maria Baptist’s variety of facets and her soloistic skills have taken her to the forefront of the contemporary jazz scene. She has been nominated for top prizes such as the ECHO Jazz or the German Record Critics‘ Award and has led top orchestras such as the NDR, hr and RIAS Big Band. Maria Baptist gave more than 1,000 concerts worldwide as a soloist, with her trio and orchestra. For Michael Jackson she played a private concert in the early 00s.