Tenor Saxophone – Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra
Young saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist Baptiste Stanek Pfaff has been passionate about jazz and improvisation since his childhood. His influences are John Coltrane, Brad Meldhau, Thelonious Monk, The Beatles among others.
With his specific tenor and soprano saxophone sound and his original compositions he has built up his own aesthetic to his playing.
Baptiste studied jazz at the music conservatory of Strasbourg (FR). After only one year, he completed his French studies and joined the Jazz Campus Basel (CH), where he studies with Pr. Mark Turner and Domenic Landolf.
“What I like about jazz is the infinite freedom of creation, the exploration of new pitches, new sounds…”
Baptiste has performed in important clubs and jazz festivals such as JazzDor Strasbourg (FR), Des rives et Des Notes Oloron (FR), Bird’s Eyes Jazz Club Basel (CH) and JazzCampus Club Basel (CH).
We can hear Baptiste in bands such as Artmatic 4tet, Orchestre National de Jazz des Jeunes, Baptiste Stanek Quartet or with Nduduzo Makhatini.
Baptiste Stanek endorses Antiguawinds and plays Pro-One Antigua saxophones.