Chet Baker Tribute

May 2024

Chet Baker Tribute
Tickets: 7,50.- Euro
Students: 6,00.- Euro
Doors: 20:00
Concert: 21:30

Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, vocalist, and composer. Born on December 23, 1929, in Yale, Oklahoma.

Baker first gained attention in the early 1950s as a member of saxophonist Gerry Mulligan’s pianoless quartet. His lyrical trumpet style, influenced by musicians like Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, quickly earned him acclaim for its cool, understated approach. Baker’s trumpet playing was characterized by his smooth tone, melodic improvisation, and intimate phrasing.

Some of Chet Baker’s most famous recordings include his rendition of “My Funny Valentine,” “But Not for Me,” “Time After Time,” and “Let’s Get Lost.” These recordings showcase his exceptional trumpet playing and sensitive vocal delivery, solidifying his reputation as a master interpreter of jazz standards.

Chet Baker’s life came to a tragic end when he fall from the window of his hotel room in Amsterdam on May 13, 1988. 3 days after he spontaniously showed up at Jazzcafe Dizzy at Rotterdam with his friends. He was 58 years old. Despite the challenges he faced, his musical legacy endures, and he remains celebrated as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century. His recordings continue to inspire musicians and listeners alike with their beauty, emotion, and timeless appeal.