Join Jalen Baker, a Houston-based vibraphonist and composer, for a special activation of STAGED: Slugs’ Saloon by Jason Moran, a key work in the exhibition, The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse.
Baker will perform a set of music that legendary jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson would have played at Slugs’, primarily using instruments that are part of Moran’s installation. The musical selections will include compositions by Hutcherson as well as re-imagined jazz standards that he often played.
RSVPs are required for this event as space is extremely limited. Advance tickets will be made available for CAMH Members on Monday, January 17 at 12PM. Click here to find out more about CAMH Membership.
All remaining tickets will be available on Monday, January 24 at 12PM. There will be a waitlist for those unable to obtain a ticket. The performance will also be documented and later be published to CAMH’s YouTube channel.
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About Jalen Baker
Jalen Baker, born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Houston, Texas, is a vibraphonist and composer whose early training involved both classical and jazz. Baker received his BA in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago. He distinguished himself as a jazz vibraphonist and received several accolades including outstanding soloist at both the Notre Dame and Elmhurst Jazz Festivals.
Jalen was accepted as a Graduate Assistant in the Jazz Performance program at Florida State University and in 2019 received his MM in Jazz Studies. During his tenure at Florida State he was chosen as a Ravinia Jazz Fellow in 2018. He has been a performer with the Leon Anderson Quartet, The Ulysses Owens Trio and Quartet, Jeremy Pelt Quintet, Michael Mwenso, Paul Cornish Group as well as leading his own band Tano in venues in and around Georgia and Northern Florida. In 2021 Jalen released his debut album, “This Is Me, This is Us,” which was chosen as the #4 Best Jazz Album of 2021.