Paul A. Batiste is one of seven boys born to John and Estella Batiste. He is a professional musician, band director, guitar teacher and composer. He is the recipient of the Superintendent’s Award, Con Brio (for service to music), the National Elementary Schools Recognition Award and the Wal-Mart 2007 local Teacher of the Year Award. In addition, his experience in education and the entertainment business spans 30 years. He has been an educator for more than 30 years and 40 years of being a leader of the Gladiators, and more recently, the Batiste Brothers Band. Also, he is a veteran of the US Army and former member of the 204th and 202nd Military Police Company. In addition, he has received the National Defense Medal. This year, he is celebrating his 50th Anniversary in music. This
As a student at SUNO, Paul tried to study everyone from Bach and Beethoven to artist like Segovia, Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Muddy Waters, Howard Roberts, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King and many others. This planted seeds for developing his own style by combining Classical, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Spiritual, and Funk.
“Education and Performing Arts are rewarding experiences. I started teaching in 1978 at a high school and Hogan's Conservatory of the Arts in New Orleans. The culture and traditions that exist in different communities, lends itself to a gratuitous teaching and learning experience. It is a place where there is a “Gumbo” style of music that compliments the wonderful and creative people. Also, I am a guitarist but I teach and play many different instruments. Combine that with playing the many different venues and concerts (local, national and international) and it’s a recipe loving one’s trade.
The CD is a collection of songs written representing a cross-section of music that stimulates the senses. All songs are written, produced, recorded, engineered, performed and programmed by Paul Batiste. The trademark sound is raw and pure. “Slow and Easy” is southern soul. The country/gospel sound of “Tribute to My Parents”, offers a sentimental journey to the pass and a dedication. Meanwhile, “Sudden Death” is rock and roll at it’s finest.
I want to personally thank the thousand of fans who have supported the Batiste Family over the pass few decades. And, I would like to thank the students and parents who let me into their lives-the many parent conferences, report card conferences, trails and tribulation, first steps in the music world and the many performances we shared. Your excitement, love for music and continued interest, will always be appreciated and remember.”
Paul A. Batiste,
My students and their parents call me “Mr. Batiste.”
makes him a knowledgeable and talented asset to the community.
WORK QUALIFICATIONS OF
Paul A. Batiste
516 N. Dilton St.
Metairie, La. 70003
MARITAL STATUS: Single
HEIGHT: 5’ 9”
Washington Elementary, Kenner, La.
St Joan of Arc, New Orleans, La.
Ralph J. Bunche Village, Jr. High, Metairie
St Augustine Sr. High, New Orleans, La.
Walter L. Cohen Sr. High, New Orleans, La.
Southern University, New Orleans, La.
Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music Education 1979
Warren Easton Sr. High, New Orleans La. 1978 - 1980
Carver G. Woodson Jr. High New Orleans 1978 - 1980
John McDonogh Sr, High, New Orleans, La. 1980 – 1986
McDonogh #15 Elementary, New Orleans, La. 1986 -1987
Edward Hynes Elementary, New Orleans, La. 1987 - 1998
Marquis De Lafayette Elementary, New Orleans, La. 1987 - 2005
Gentilly Terrace Elementary, New Orleans, La. 1989 - 2005
NOCCA Academy at Live Oak, New Orleans, La. 2000 - 2005
Sophie B.Wright Charter School, New Orleans, La. January 2006 - 2010
Batiste Cultural Arts Academy, New Orleans, La. July 2010-2011
2007 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year
National Defense Service Medal
Good Conduct Medal
Con brio Award, Superintendent’s Music Awards
National Schools Recognition Award
U.S. ARMY 1969 – 1971
202ND and 204TH Military Police Company, Ft. Sheridan, Ill.
Rank: Specialist 5 MOS: Clerk Typist
ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Guitar Instructor: “Make an Impression” & “Arts for Artist” (Washburn Guitars and House of Blues)
Guitar Instructor: PM School, NOPS References are available on request
Presenter for Music Technology workshops, NOPS
Funky Hips, Funky Soul, New Orleans Music, Seductive Recital, Freeze, It's All The Family, Psalm 23, Tribute To My Parents, So on and so on, Chug'a Lug, It' On, World of Blues, Hip Jazz,
I founded the Batiste Kids and the Batiste Family in the Nineties,