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Matt Baker

Australian born Jazz Pianist Matt Baker leads a powerful trio in New York City where he has called home since 2010, performs regularly as a sideman at jazz venues including Birdland and The Blue Note, and in 2017 released his latest DVD album “Live at Birdland”. His sideman credits include engagements with guitar icon Bucky Pizzarelli, tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm and vocalists Ann Hampton Callaway, Jennifer Holliday, Patti LaBelle, Veronica Swift (2015 Monk competition winner), Tierney Sutton, Arianna Neikrug (2015 Sarah Vaughan competition winner) and Judy Collins. Matt Baker was an award winner himself in the 2003 Montreux International Solo Jazz Piano competition and a semi-finalist in 2004 and 2005


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Mike McKoy

Read "Take Five With Mike McKoy" reviewed by Mike McKoy

Meet Mike McKoy: Mike McKoy is a former member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain with professional experience in musical theatre. He has performed in six European countries and aboard the Majesty of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Celebrity Cruises. He made his debut at London's Ronnie Scott's club opening for Elvin Jones ...


Article: Record Label Profile

Dot Time Records: Placing the Artist in the Center

Read "Dot Time Records: Placing the Artist in the Center" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

One of the problems with the record industry is the potential distance between label owners and artists. This is especially the case with major labels, where there are many people involved in music production who care more about sales than the vision of the artist. Then there's a label like Dot Time Records ...



Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011


News: Recording

Matt Baker - Underground (2011)

Matt Baker - Underground (2011)

If pianist and composer Matt Baker's new recording has the tempo and feel of a jet-set traveler, there's a reason for that: Baker, an Australian native, has kept busy since moving to New York City in mid 2010—playing a series of well-received engagements at jazz venues like Smalls and the Zinc Bar, among others, having already ...


News: Recording

Pianist/Composer Matt Baker Releases New CD Titled "Underground" (Featuring Gregory Hutchinson, Joe Sanders, Jeremy Pelt and Dayna Stephens)

Pianist/Composer Matt Baker Releases New CD Titled "Underground" (Featuring Gregory Hutchinson, Joe Sanders, Jeremy Pelt and Dayna Stephens)

"This Guy Can Play" —Herbie Hancock “Baker's piano is the axis around which it all resolves, with integrity and enjoyment." —Michael Foster, Canberra Times Australian / New York Jazz Pianist and Composer, Matt Baker has traveled far with his career, performing at festivals, clubs and concert halls in Australia, Europe, USA and the Pacific. He is ...


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