Denys Baptiste (born 1969) is an English jazz musician from London, England. A graduate of Tomorrow’s Warriors, Baptiste plays tenor and soprano saxophone in addition to composing.
Baptiste played with Gary Crosby and Nu Troop before releasing his debut album in 1999, Be Where You Are, which was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize and won the MOBO award for Best Jazz Act 1999. Baptiste has released two albums since then. His third album Let Freedom Ring! was nominated for the MOBO award for Best Jazz Act 2004, the BBC Jazz Awards for Best New Work and Best Album 2004, and the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Album 2004.Fordham, John (10 October 2009). "Music: Ernest Ranglin, London". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 December 2011. Barkham, Patrick (27 July 1999). "Manics the Mercury favourites". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 December 2011. "Mobo Awards 2004: The nominees". BBC News. 24 August 2004. Retrieved 12 December 2011.