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Paul Baker

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Paul Baker (b. 1960) in an American composer and jazz performer.

Baker has earned degrees from the University of North Texas, where he played in and wrote for the One O’Clock Lab Band, and the University of Southern California where he earned a Certificate in Film Music Composition. Notable teachers include Pat Williams, Leon Breeden, Neil Slater, Jim Riggs, Dan Haerle, and Rich Matteson. Paul has also been a principal composer and arranger, as well as a member of the Dallas Jazz Orchestra and the Tony Campise Big Band writing such charts as Quiet Time, Maxwell D. Cat, Bikini Beach, and Elise.

While living in Los Angeles, Paul was a member of the Bill Watrous and Tom Kubis big bands (Slightly Off The Ground CD), amongst many others. Performance credits include tours with Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and the Broadway Show Dreamgirls. Concert appearances include Ray Charles, Nancy Wilson, Jack Sheldon, and Kim Richmond.

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