The trumpet player and singer will be performing live in Dubai this March
1 March 2020| Last updated on 1 March 2020
Fans of Ronald Baker - rejoice! Here's how you can see him live, and for FREE, this weekend...
Each week, the green lawn of Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection transforms into a Jazz haven for music lovers to enjoy as it becomes home to The Jazz Garden.
Bringing live performances from international jazz, blues, and contemporary artists from all around the world on a weekly basis, The Jazz Garden is a new entertainment concept that was first introduced in Dubai back in 2017. Since the event series has brought Dubai residents the opportunity to witness mesmerising performances by international artists like Denise King, Roy Young, Veronique Hermann-Sambin, Chanda Rule and Faby Medina.
On March 5 and 6, the series will be bringing Ronald Baker to Dubai and you can enjoy FREE access to both evenings by simply registering ahead.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, the USA in 1968, Baker studied trumpet at the Baltimore School for the Arts, after which we went on to pursue a bachelor's degree in music education at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Here he had the opportunity to study with great teachers such as Donald Byrd, Kenny Davis, Wendell Logan, JJ Johnson, Jon Faddis or George Cables.
In 1992, he moved to France, where it didn't take long for him to establish himself as a quality trumpet player and singer in the European circuit. With 7 recorded CDS under his belt as a leader, Baker has appeared in many great festival worldwide, including the Festival de Jazz de Montreal (2003), New Jersey Jazz Festival, Jazz in Marciac (1997, 2002), Montreux Jazz Festival (1998), Festival de Jazz en Touraine (1997, 1999, 2000), Festival Django Reinhardt, Festival Jazzellerault, La Coursive Scène Nationale de La Rochelle, Festival de Jazz d’Orléans, Festival Jazz de Montpellier, Festival de Jazz de San Javier, Terrassa Jazz Festival and many others. At all, he was either leading his own groups or as a sideman of Lou Donaldson, Curtis Fuller, Red Holloway, Jesse Davis or Antonio Hart.
Baker plays and sings in the best of the Jazz tradition, with an exquisite feeling and a remarkable swing. As a trumpet player, his style has often been compared to Roy Eldridge, Miles Davis or Chet Baker. As a singer, his voice reflects the influences of Eddie Jefferson, Al Jarreau, and George Benson.
What else is happening at The Jazz Garden?
As an exclusive casual concept, the series offers a premier set stage and the best of live entertainment from all over the world in a cool relaxed ambiance along with assorted international street food kiosks, cider bars, and beverage stations.
Registrants can grab a bean bag or a picnic table, you can also get your own camping chair and blanket or you can book your table for a minimum spends for four people.
At the arrival, a stretch of arts and crafts stalls are set to welcome the vibrant crowd from handmade jewelry and home accessories, paintings and distinct designed outwear. Don’t leave the night without marking it with The Jazz Garden rose from the Arabic henna booth. Also, don’t miss your selfie as all this lie in front of the beautifully lit skyscrapers of the Dubai Marina serving as the perfect backdrop and use the hashtag #thejazzgardendubai.
Important details to know
- Dates: Thursday 5th and Friday 6th March
- Location: Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
- Timings: From 7.30 pm onwards
- Price: Free, but please register beforehand
- Directions: Click here
The Jazz Garden will run until the first weekend of April 2020 and offers live performances from international jazz, blues, and contemporary artists from all around the world. Doors open at 7.30 pm and close at 12 am - last orders are at 11:45 pm, and live music begins at 8.30 pm.
For the full line-up and weekly updates, you can visit the official The Jazz Garden website here.