Jazz pianist Harry Baker brings his trio to WAF, featuring Oren McLoughlin (drums) and Conor Chaplin (double bass), both leading lights on the London jazz scene. The trio will perform a diverse collection of music, from the American Songbook to arrangements of folk melodies, as well as original compositions by the band.
Harry Baker is an award-winning improvising pianist and composer active in jazz, classical and new-music settings. His music has been featured on Jazz FM and BBC Radio 3 with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and his compositions recorded by the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain on NMC Recordings.
A key player on the UK jazz and classical scenes, Harry has performed at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Wigmore Hall and the Royal Festival Hall. Recent work includes an improvised programme with Sheku; the duo will be performing at the Konzerthaus Dortmund later this year.
Harry’s debut album launch, The Floating Boy, a suite for big band and voices, was accompanied by a feature interview in London Jazz News. It was also featured on Jazz FM, leading presenter Helen Mayhew to comment that “the future of British jazz is in very capable hands”.
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Festival Jazz Night
From video by Oliver Bowring