Maria Baptists‘ genuine artistry, splendid virtuosity and charming personality have brought her to the top of Europe’s current jazz scene — german television broadcaster ZDF estimates „Maria Baptist as a role model of a whole new jazz generation“.
She gave a private piano concert for Michael Jackson, received numerous awards, is touring intensively worldwide, since five years she has been leading her own orchestra with a monthly concert series and has released thirteen CDs as a band leader. She is a university professor for composition & improvisation at Hanns Eisler Berlin. New York City is Maria’s home of heart, Berlin her home-base. Besides, she is a mindfulness and meditation-devotee.
Maria has been seen „in a league with the key figures of modern Jazz“ by All About Jazz, while Grammy-Winner Maria Schneider says: „Her music is a gift, infused with all the creativity, power, emotion, generosity and warmth that she exudes in life.“