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Dave Baker

Dave Baker

5 reviews

About Dave Baker

Dave enjoys Critical acclaim and International Airplay.

Dave's fine repertoire of Classical, Contemporary and Standard Jazz, Latin and Popular music styles fits the unique and elegant background music needs of today's sophisticated venues.

Appearances include corporate events, private affairs, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions.

In addition to his solo work, Dave has assembled a group of gifted musicians, perfect for your choice of duo, trio and ensemble instrumental performances.

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Dave Baker - blend of Bach and Beetles

By Arthur B. on August 20, 2012

Dave gave our cocktail hour and sit-down dinner the perfect background music. Blended in perfectly with the evening. Lovely to listen to but never intrusive to conversation. He brought Rick Kurtz who added dimension with cello and bass.

Hired as: Guitarist

Highly recommend!

By Sandra T. on January 4, 2012

Dave understood exactly what we wanted and needed for our wedding reception and created exactly the ambience and experience that we envisioned. He is very professional and incredibly talented, and also knew exactly when and how to communicate with us to eliminate rather than add stress to the event. We would completely trust him to provide entertainment for any event that we plan in the future.

Hired as: Guitarist, Jazz Band

Totally Pleased with Whole Experience of Having Dave Play

By Stacy A. M. G. on October 27, 2011

We are totally sincerely pleased with our whole experience of having Dave perform at our Wedding! Dave played thru the ceremony and also the Formal Dinner Reception that we had for our Wedding Guests. Our Guests are still remarking how great the music was and how Dave added the extra elegant touch to our whole Wedding! And it was refreshing not to have the Loud Band or DJ that drives the older family members home sooner!

Thru the planning process Dave always was kind and offered suggestions and was always available when I had questions on planning our big day!

If anyone would like to speak to me for additional testimonial, please feel free to contact me at stacy.manngabel@mascocs.com, I firmly believe in Dave Baker's talent and professionalism

Stacy and Pam Gabel

Hired as: Guitarist, Classical Guitarist

wonderful.

By M. O. on October 17, 2011

Dave was very professional and wonderful to work with. The music was beautiful and perfect for our event.

Hired as: Guitarist

great party music

By Nancy H. on September 26, 2011

We had an engagement party of about 100 guests. Dave provided wonderful background music that appealed to all ages. We loved having a professional musician to add to the celebration. It completed the party atmosphere. The diversity in his selections seemed to cover all kinds of musical choices. We would highly recommend him for any kind of venue.

Hired as: Guitarist

Booking Info

  • Fee: $300.00-2000.00
  • Languages: English

Overview

Dave’s fine repertoire of Classical, Contemporary and Standard Jazz, Latin and Popular music styles fits the unique and elegant background music needs of today's sophisticated venues.

Appearances include corporate events, private affairs, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions.

Most brides tell us that their reason for choosing a classical guitarist rather than a more traditional string quartet for their wedding, is that they are looking for something unique and different that better exemplifies their own personality. Let us personalize your ceremony music to fit you.

Bio

Dave studied music theory and composition at Philadelphia’s Temple University. He further studied arrangement and composition with the late pianist/composer Frank Caruso. As a student of the late guitarist Dennis Sandole, (a mentor to such greats as George Benson, James Moody and Pat Martino), Dave began to develop his personal style and talents. Baker played guitar for Sweet Rest, an originals group that toured with Darrel Hall and John Oates. He also performed with the jazz/fusion band “High Treason,” which had a successful recording for Atlantic Records in 1971. In the late 70’s, Dave founded and played for the “Dave Baker Sextet,” a jazz band regularly featured on Philadelphia’s live evening radio show, “WRTI Fridays.”
Dave continued to compose, arrange and perform with the 18 piece jazz band “Northeast Extension” through the 1980s.


Dave has produced and released 8 CD's on and 5 singles on his label, DAB Music since 1995 and has received international airplay, critical acclaim and commercial success. Dave Baker currently performs over 100 shows annually, at corporate events, receptions, dinner performances, wedding ceremonies and private parties.

Testimonials

We were extremely pleased with Dave Baker's performance. His musicianship is certainly of true concert quality. We had a number of musician friends who commented on his beautiful playing. His choice of music was perfect. Very enjoyable to listen to without being intrusive to conversation. Dave Baker is obviously a true professional, and a very pleasant person to deal with. He was very prompt in responding to emails. We would certainly hire him again. A few of our guests took his name for their own future events.

-Ellen B, Washington, DC

"I wanted to extend my sincere appreciation for your performance at the Lowes''s Hotel Familiarization weekend client dinner. No matter what size event, we can always count on your talent and professionalism to provide our client''s with the highest quality music.
Thank you for another great job and we look forward to working with you on future events."

– Jeff Fienberg, Roberts Events

Set List

All Of Me
A Kiss To Build A Dream- On
A Thousand Years
All I Ask Of You
A Foggy Day
An Englishman In New York
Annie’s Song
And I Love Her
Arthur
At Last
The Alchemist
Alice In Wonderland
All Blues
All The Tings You Are
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Bewitched
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Bluesette
Break for the Border
Bright
Butterfly Kisses
California Dreamin’
Carnival Of Lights
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Catalina Kiss
Charade
Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme)
Classical Gas
Color My World
Conquest
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Daydream
Do It Again
Do You Believe In Magic
Don’t Get Around Much
Dust In The Wind
Any More
Don’t Stop Believing
Eleanor Rigby
Emily
Every Breath You Take
Everything I Do, I Do It For- You
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Fields Of Gold
Fly Me to The Moon
Forum
God Bless the Child
God Only Knows
Groove Merchant
Happy Together
Hello It’s Me
Here, There and- Everywhere
High Altitude
Hotel California
How Insensitive
I Hope You Dance
I Can See Clearly Now
I Will
If I Fell in Love With You
In My Life
Isn’t She Lovely
It’s About Time
It Might Be You
It’s Now or Never
It’s Too Late
Jackson
Kei’s Song
Killer Joe
Lullaby For A Rainy Night
Laura’s Love
Make Someone Happy
Maiden Voyage
Malaguena
Margaritaville
Marry Me
Memory
Message In A Bottle
Misty
Moon Dance
Moon River
More
My Cherie Amour
My Favorite Things
My Way
Never Been Better
Night and Day
Nights In White Satin
Nowhere Man
Oceans Apart
Playing For Time
Pride (In The Name of Love)
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
Reaching Out
Red Clay
Reeling In The Years
Ricky Don’t Lose That- Number
Round Midnight
Sailing
Satin Doll
Since I Fell For You
Sitting On Top Of The Bay
Slightly Out Of Tune
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Song For My Father
Spain
Spanish Eyes
Still Trying
Stolen Moments
Summertime
Sunny
Take Five
Tenderly
The Days Of Wine And- Roses
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
The Scientist
The Girl From Ipanema
The Pink Panther
The Rainbow Connection
The Tempest
Think Of Me
This Masquerade
Untitled
Us Against The World
Walk Away Renee
Wave
What A Wonderful World
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
West Coast Blues
We’ve Only Just Begun
When I am With You
White Room
Wonderful Tonight
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
You Are The Sunshine Of- My Life
You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice
Your Song
You’ve Got A Friend
You’re My Home

Classical

1. Adelta
2. Air on G String
3. Ave Maria
4. Bach, Prelude No. 1
5. Bouree
6. Bridal Chorus
7. Canon in D
8. Gavotte
9. Gymnopedie No. 1
10. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
11. Minuet in G
12. Ode To Joy
13. The Wedding March
14. Romance
15. Simple Gifts
16. Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming
17. Spring
18. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

Italian

1. Ah! Marie
2. Arrivederci, Roma
3. O Solo Mio
4. Santa Lucia
5. Serenade
6. Tarantella











Renaissance

1. Dance Of The Washerwoman
2. I Serve A Worthie Ladie
3. Medieval Song No. 1
4. A Merry Ronde


Christmas

1. Carol Of The Bells
2. 2. Christmas Time Is Here
3. Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas
4. Let It Snow
5. My Favorite Things
6. O Christmas Tree
7. Sleigh Ride
8. Winter Wonderland
9. The Christmas Song



7. That’s Amore’
8. The Godfather

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Dave Baker to find out what their setup requirements are.

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