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Showtime: 11:30AM
Doors Open at 10:30AM

n/a $39.50

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Matt Baker and the Trio, featuring Chiara Izzi
Matt Baker - piano
Endea Owens – double bass
Darrian Douglas - drums
Chiara Izzi - vocals

**Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**

Australian born Jazz Pianist Matt Baker has performed jazz festivals, clubs and concert halls in Australia, Europe, the USA and Pacific Rim. As of 2010, he is proud to call New York City his home. In April 2017 Baker released his latest album, a live DVD, “Live at Birdland”, filmed “Live” at the iconic Birdland Jazz
Club in New York City.

Baker’s previous album Almost Blue (via JazzElm Music), his 5 th as a leader, was recorded with producer Matt Pierson and released in June 2016. The album features tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm, along with Luques Curtis on bass, Obed Calvaire on drums and guitarist Lage Lund. He also recorded Underground in 2011 featuring Gregory Hutchinson, Dayna Stephens and Jeremy Pelt, which received rave reviews in Downbeat, Jazz Times and Jazz Wise UK, and reached
#26 on the US JazzWeek charts.

Baker’s sideman credits include engagements with, among others, guitar icon Bucky Pizzarelli, tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm, bassists Endea Owens, Marco Panascia and James Cammack, drummers Darrian Douglas and Jerome Jennings and vocalists Veronica Swift, Alexis Cole, Tierney Sutton, Judy Collins and Barb Jungr. Baker has played numerous trio engagements that feature his own repertoire in diverse NYC rooms like Birdland, The Blue Note, Cleopatra’s Needle, Gin Fizz, Iridium, Kitano, Bemelmans, Le Cirque, the Zinc Bar, as well as The Side Door in CT and Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.

Matt Baker was an award winner in the 2003 Montreux International Solo Jazz Piano competition and a semi-finalist in 2004 and 2005. The Montreux Jazz Festival also engaged the Matt Baker Trio as its exclusive in-house band for 2 years straight, where they performed 17 nights in the Montreux Festival Jazz Club, accompanying and supporting many of the headlining artists.

A student of Taylor Eigsti’s since moving to New York, Matt watched Oscar Peterson perform live an entire week at the Blue Note, from which a friendship between the two formed in the remaining years of Peterson’s life. Baker has also studied with Mulgrew Miller, Benny Green, Fred Hersch, Aaron Goldberg, Jacky Terrasson, James Williams, Ralph Sutton and Ella Fitzgerald’s life-long accompanist Paul Smith.

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