Direct from the core of the Big Apple, The Matt Baker Trio plays with a sound capturing the spirit of ‘Underground’ New York jazz – the endless nights of gigs and jam sessions.. The group will play selections of original music from the album ‘Underground’, recorded in New York, and in addition presents an exciting program of fresh-arranged jazz standards including ‘If I Were A Bell’ , ‘Mood Indigo’, ‘A Foggy Day’ and ‘Pick Yourself Up’. A night of swingin’ jazz with a contemporary edge!
In March 2011, Baker recorded a new album in New York entitled ‘Underground’ featuring Gregory Hutchinson, Joe Sanders, Jeremy Pelt and Dayna Stephens. Matt Baker tied fifth place in the 2003 Montreux International Solo Jazz Piano competition and was a semi-finalist in 2004 and 2005. The Montreux Jazz Festival also engaged The Matt Baker Trio as their exclusive in-house band 2 years straight.
“Baker has a playful approach to melody…”
Shaun Brady, DOWNBEAT Magazine, March 2012
“Swings confidently … full of clever reharmonizations and hip syncopation”
Bill Milkowski, JAZZ TIMES, April 2012
Matt Baker Trio – Australian Jazz Pianist with Adam Kabak – Double Bass, Brian Fishler – Drums
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About Le Cirque Cafe:
Enjoy live music every Monday nights in our sleek cafe and lounge. Admission is free and and we offer Billy's famous cocktails, a wide selection of beers and wines, and tantalizing light fare from our bar menu or amazing $38 2-course dinner prix fixe. For more information, visit us at:
Reservations are accepted for tables and large groups may also be accommodated. Contact us at 212.644.0202 or book your reservation online at http://lecirquecafe.com/ and follow us on Twitter @LeCirqueCafe.
Jackets are kindly suggested for gentlemen, but not required.
We look forward to jazzing up your Monday nights!
Le Cirque Cafe