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Occurs on Thursday February 15 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours


St Andrews United Church
315 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo
Nanaimo BC V9R 3A6

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St. Andrew’s United Church, 315 Fitzwilliam St., Nanaimo

Jalen Baker, with Samuel Reid on piano, Gabe Godoy on bass, and Gavin Moolchan on drums. Born in Washington DC and raised in Houston, TX, Jalen is a vibraphonist, percussionist, educator, and composer whose early training involved both classical and jazz music. Jalen received his BA in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago, received several accolades, and was chosen to be a member of the Chicago Next Gen Allstars by the Chicago Jazz Institute. Jalen was accepted as a Graduate Assistant in the Jazz Performance program at Florida State University where he received his MM in Jazz Studies in 2019. Jalen Baker is a strong, authentic voice in jazz vibraphone, building on the legacies of Stefon Harris, Steve Nelson and Joe Locke, while twisting the instrument’s idiosyncrasies to fit with his musical personality. He has been an active performer with the Leon Anderson Quartet, The Ulysses Owens Trio and The Ulysses Owens Quartet, as well as leading his own band Musiki Tano.

The Jalen Baker Quartet will take the stage at St. Andrew’s United Church - the perfect surrounding for their harmonious sounds. Pre-show entertainment will be performed by student musicians of the Wellington Jazz Academy.

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