Richmond Jazz School Presents: Let's Get Lost - The Life and Music of Chet Baker

Queen Charlotte Theatre, Parkshot, Richmond

28 Apr 2018 - 19:30 - 22:00


Where: Queen Charlotte Theatre
When: Saturday April 28 2018 
Doors and bar open 7.30pm
Music - 20:00 till 22.00
Tickets: £10.00 (£12.00 on the door) 

All proceeds to Richmond Jazz School 

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The Life
Chet Baker started playing professionally in the early 1950’s working with the baritone saxophone player and arranger/composer Gerry Mulligan and then with pianist Russ Freeman. Baker was voted America’s top trumpeter by Downbeat Magazine in 1955 ahead of Dizzie Gillespie, Miles Davis and Clifford Brown and helped to establish a West Coast style dominated by white musicians. 

The Music
Thirty years ago (April 28 1988), just two weeks before his untimely death, Chet Baker played a final concert in Hanover. In this anniversary celebration of his life and music, we revisit four decades of Chet Baker playing with some of the finest musicians to be found either side of the Atlantic including on bass, Carson Smith and Ron Carter, on piano Russ Freeman, Hal Galper and Harold Danko and on drums, Shelly Manne, Larry Bunker and Steve Gadd.

The Band
Geoff Varrall (trumpet), Caroline Cooper (piano), Peter Miles (drums) and Clive Brown (double bass), alumni of the Richmond Jazz School and co-founders of the Retro Chet Quartet are joined by some extra special guests and together recapture the sound and spirit of four decades of US West Coast Jazz.
The evening is introduced by our very own bebop trumpet legend and tutor at the Richmond Jazz School, Henry Lowther.