Alvin Batiste (November 7, 1932 ? May 6, 2007) was an avant garde jazz clarinetist born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He taught at his own jazz institute at Southern University in Baton Rouge.
He recorded with Cannonball Adderley. His most recent CD is with Branford Marsalis and other notable jazz musicians. Several well-known musicians studied under Batiste while at Southern University. They include Marsalis, Randy Jackson (American Idol), his brother Herman, Donald Harrison, Henry Butler, Charlie Singleton (Cameo), and Woodie Douglas (Spirit).