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Musician profile: paulbaker

Member since: December 15, 2011 | Last updated: December 15, 2011

paul baker | Madison, Near-West

Drum Kit Expert
Strings-Violin, Cello, etc. Beginner

Genres: Classical, Jazz

Paul has been playing persussion in jazz and pop groups for more than 30 years. His favorite environment is small-group jazz. In the 1980s and 1990s he played with members of the Madison Music Collective; more recently he has performed and toured with experimental groups led by JoAnne Powers and Jeremy Evans.

Carrying improvisation to the extreme, he enjoys participating in impromptu sessions with poets and musicians who weave spontaneous tapestries of verbal and tonal audacity.

He is a beginning student of cello and aspires to play in ensembles. His favorite chamber music is composed by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Dvorak, and Beethoven. He enjoys early choral music as well.

For 5 years Paul hosted a radio program of international music on WSUM 91.7, focusing on music from the middle east and India.

 

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