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Alvin Batiste

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Although occasionally called a “New Orleans clarinetist” (his Columbia album also billed him being a “Legendary Pioneer of Jazz”), the truth is Alvin Batiste can be an avant-garde participant who does unfit quickly into any classification. Under-recorded throughout his profession, Batiste was a years as a child friend of Ed Blackwell and he spent amount of time in LA in 1956 using Ornette Coleman. Nevertheless, Batiste find the life of the educator in Louisiana. He do make some little-known information using the AFO (“all for just one”) quintet in New Orleans, popped through to several Cannonball Adderley schedules, and toured with Ray Charles in 1958, but was an obscure tale until he produced three albums with Clarinet Summit within the 1980s (a quartet also including John Carter, David Murray, and Jimmy Hamilton). Batiste documented an record, Bayou Magic, in 1988 being a head for India Navigation and produced the 1993 Columbia record Late. Songs, Phrases and Messages, Cable connections made an appearance in 1999, accompanied by Marsalis Music Honors Alvin Batiste in 2007. He continued to be an extremely explorative (and under-recognized) participant until his loss of life in-may 2007 of center failure, simply hours before he was established to execute at the brand new Orleans Jazz & Traditions Festival.

Quick Facts


Full Name Alvin Batiste
Died May 6, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Profession Clarinetist
Education Southern University and A&M College, Louisiana State University
Nationality American
Music Songs Theme from D'afrique, Pieces in a Museum, Imp and Perry, Panu's Lament, Ode to Bechet, Road Symphony, Tutuman, Bayou Magic, Picou, Banjo Noir, Isola Del Liri, Ayajal, Bat's Blues, Venus Flow, Son Song, I Want to Talk About You, Musique D’Afrique Nouvelle Orleans, I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone, Ray's Segue, A Child Is Born, Aerophonics, When The Saints, Ed Blackwell, Words of Wisdom, Broken Dreamer, Jupiter Trek, Bumps, and Bat's Blues, The Endochrine Song, Give It Up or Tell Where It's At, The Kheri Hebs, Bat Trad, My Life is a Tree, Everloving Star
Albums Marsalis Music Honors Alvin Batiste, Songs, Words and Messages Connections, Musique d’Afrique Nouvelle Orleans, Late, Southern Bells, Bayou Magic, Centennial One Featuring the 1980 Southern University Jazz Ensemble With Alvin Batiste


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#Fact
1 Mother of Pascale Williams.
2 In 1997, became the first black actress to fail to receive an NAACP Image Award nomination for an Oscar nominated role since the establishment of the awards.
3 Claimed racism after being excluded from the actor group promoting British talent at the Cannes Film Festival.
4 Recorded an album of blues songs. Also a writer/composer.
5 Classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and performed at the Royal National Theatre.
6 Best known for her colloboration with director Mike Leigh on stage "It's a Great Big Shame" (1993), and especially the breakout film Secrets & Lies (1996). She also composed the musical score for Leigh's 1997 film Career Girls (1997).
7 She became a star overnight following the international success of the social drama Secrets & Lies (1996) in 1996, becoming the very first black British actress nominated for an Oscar award.
8 Her husband, Evan, is a ballet dancer.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blindspot 2015-2016 TV Series Bethany Mayfair
Broadchurch 2015 TV Series Sharon Bishop
Edge of Tomorrow 2014 Dr. Whittle (uncredited)
RoboCop 2014 Chief Karen Dean
The Moment 2013/I Dr. Bloom
Private Practice 2012 TV Series Gabi Rivera
Won't Back Down 2012 Olivia Lopez
Harry's Law 2011-2012 TV Series Judge Patricia Seabrook
Breaking Waves 2011 Sarah Williams
Sons of Anarchy 2011 TV Series Vivica
Violet & Daisy 2011 Number 1
360 2011 Fran
Portraits in Dramatic Time 2011 Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Secrets in the Walls 2010 TV Movie Belle
Takers 2010 Naomi
Rooms 2009 Short
The Bake Shop Ghost 2009 Short Annie Washington
Without a Trace 2002-2009 TV Series Vivian Johnson
City of Ember 2008 Clary
Jam 2006/I Lorraine
Welcome to California 2005 Tina
Loving You 2003 TV Movie Jude
Don't Explain 2002 Elana
Spy Game 2001 Gladys Jennip
Men Only 2001 TV Movie Gemma
The Fear 2001 TV Series Storyteller
Women in Film 2001 Sara
The Cell 2000 Dr. Miriam Kent
New Year's Day 2000 Veronica
28 Days 2000 Roshanda
The Man 1999 TV Movie Michelle
The Murder of Stephen Lawrence 1999 TV Movie Doreen Lawrence
The 24 Hour Woman 1999 Madeline Labelle
A Murder of Crows 1998 Elizabeth Pope
Nowhere to Go 1998 Lynne Jacobs
The Wedding 1998 TV Movie Ellen Coles
How to Make the Cruelest Month 1998 Christina Parks
Mr. Jealousy 1997 Lucretia
Sharman 1996 TV Series Precious
Distinction 1996 Short Secretary
Secrets & Lies 1996 Hortense
Cracker 1994 TV Series Marcia Reid
London Kills Me 1991 Nanny
Once Upon a Time 1991 Short Babysitter

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ink 2010/II Short
Without a Trace 2009 TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ink 2010/II Short written by

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Career Girls 1997

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jam 2006/I associate producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Void 2009 Short special thanks
HBO First Look 2000 TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
50 Films to See Before You Die 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
37th NAACP Image Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
CBS Cares 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
HBO First Look 2000 TV Series documentary Herself - Roshanda
Masterchef 1999 TV Series Herself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Without a Trace 2005 TV Series Vivian Johnson
Mike Leigh on Secrets and Lies 1996 Video documentary short Hortense (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 LA Femme Filmmaker Award LA Femme International Film Festival Thespian Award

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Without a Trace (2002)
2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Without a Trace (2002)
2006 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Without a Trace (2002)
2004 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Supporting Actress Without a Trace (2002)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Without a Trace (2002) · Eric Close
· Anthony LaPaglia
· Poppy Montgomery
· Enrique Murciano
2000 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Actor - Female The Murder of Stephen Lawrence (1999)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries The Wedding (1998)
1997 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role Secrets & Lies (1996)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Secrets & Lies (1996)
1997 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Secrets & Lies (1996)
1997 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actress Secrets & Lies (1996)
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Secrets & Lies (1996)


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#Quote
1 The old men running the industry just have not got a clue . . . Britain is no longer totally a white place where people ride horses, wear long frocks and drink tea. The national dish is no longer fish and chips, it's curry.


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