Brett Baker with the UNT Trombone Faculty (Tony Baker, Jan Kagarice, Brett Baker, Noel Wallace, Carl Lundgren)
UNT was privileged to host Brett Baker during his latest USA tour. Bringing his customary trombone fireworks and British sense of humor, Mr. Baker entertained the trombone studio during a recital where he was accompanied by Dr. Steve Harlos.
The following biographical information is taken from Mr. Baker's website:
Brett Baker is viewed internationally as a leading brass performer and educator. He is passionate about encouraging composers to write pioneering new solo repertoire having commissioned 100 compositions. Brett is a clinician for Michael Rath Brass Instruments, Programme leader for Music at the University of Salford, Past-Principal Trombone of Black Dyke Band, a Past-President of the British Trombone Society, Chairman of the Awards Committee for the International Trombone Association, and Editor of Glissando Magazine.
Brett has performed with celebrated singers such as Alison Goldfrapp and Hayley Westenra, as well as other world-renowned soloists Bousfield, Wycliffe Gordon, Christian Lindberg and Joseph Alessi. He is currently the most recorded trombone soloist in his genre, and as well as making numerous broadcasts and TV appearances. He is also a former Trombone Solo Champion of Great Britain and an Associate of the Royal College of Music, London. Brett’s area of research includes trombone solo repertoire, instrument design through modular arrangement and the psychology of performance. He has produced 25 solo CDs, 6 under his own label of White River Evocations, two sheet music solo albums with Kirklees music and published many arrangements with Studio Music.