My students love playing Paul's music. It makes classic jazz forms accessible in the 21st century. His arrangements are scored to sound more challenging than they really are which gives the students the gratification of outstanding performances.
Gregory J. Simmons
Director Of Jazz Studies
Valley High School- West Des Moines, IA
"When planning our program for the Midwest Clinic I was very fortunate to discover the music of Paul Baker and the bakersjazzandmore.com website. We ended up playing 2 of Paul's great charts ("Six of One" and "The Mudbug Strut") for our Midwest performance and I actually bought a bunch of charts because they were ALL fantastic! They were all well thought out, very well written, and laid well on all of the instruments. Keep up the GREAT work Mr. Baker and Bakers Jazz and More!"
Lee Hicks, Director of Bands,
Fountainebleau HS, Mandeville, LA
“Riggs!”, written by Paul Baker is a fantastic Basie style chart that grooves well, lays on the horns, and sounds great from the first read. Our student musicians enjoyed playing this composition and really had a blast soloing over the changes at The Midwest Clinic this past December. We plan to play more of the great charts offered at www.bakersjazzandmore.com.
Rich Armstrong, Director of Bands
Waxahachie HS, Waxahachie, TX
â€œPaul Bakerâ€™s music fills our library, from Grade 2 on up. All the Katy Jazz Bands play his wide variety of works.â€
Director of the Katy HS Jazz Band
â€œIf you havenâ€™t picked up Arnge Drank, which is the Editorâ€™s Choice at JW Pepper, you are missing out on life.â€
Director of the Georgetown HS Jazz Band
"I spent an hour listening to all of the demos, and none of your charts suck!"