Quentin Baxter

quentinBaxterQUENTIN BAXTER, a native of Charleston SC, attended the University of South Carolina and obtained his Batchelor of Arts in Music Theory & Compostition from the College of Charleston, where he serves as Adjunct professor of Jazz Percussion. He also serves as musical director for the Charleston Jazz Initiative, a multi-year research project that explores the jazz history and legacy of African American musicians from Charleston and other places in the Carolinas.

Baxter is an extremely versatile drummer with a prodigious work ethic. He performs, composes, arranges, teaches, designs sound and leads bands, having played numerous styles of music during his career, all of his variations are imbued with Gullah rythms, or the Gullah ostinato, as he calls it. He plays with intensity, not volume.

Quentin has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan, Korea, Guam, St. Croix, Hawaii, Jamaica, South America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico , Scotland and Ireland. He is now regarded as one of the most sought after musicians in the Southeast, and is first call for Monty Alexander and Renee Marie.