Michael Baker

How Long with BBBC:  2016

Home City: Clifton, New Jersey

Countries Performed In: I have performed in Australia, North Korea, South Korea, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, London, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, and Japan

Principal Instrument: Trumpet

Other Instruments: Cornet, Fluglehorn, Piccolo Trumpet

Where you might have heard me perform: I have played and recorded with the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. I have also been featured as soloist on recordings with New York Staff Band and the Montclair Citadel Band of the Salvation Army.

What is special to me about the BBBC: The Brass Band of Battle Creek is an amazing collection of artists who are also equally amazing people. It truly is a family that sees the importance of art in society as the members are just not performers, but educators and strong voices as advocates for music for the next generations.

What is special to me about Battle Creek: I believe it is the loving people of Battle Creek that really make it a pleasure to take part in the band’s weekends. The cereal capital of the world is where some of the world’s greatest brass players collide with the world’s greatest audience for unforgettable evenings!