Jenny Oaks Baker | Acclaimed Violinist

About Jenny Oaks Baker

Grammy Nominated Artist Jenny Oaks Baker is one of America’s most accomplished and beloved violinists. She received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York City and her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

She has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Strathmore Hall, the Library of Congress and as a guest soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Utah Symphony, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Over the years Jenny has collaborated with such luminaries as Gladys Knight, Kurt Bestor, Marvin Hamlisch, and the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Jenny Oaks Baker performed as a first violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra for seven years before resigning in 2007 to devote more time to her young family. She has released twelve albums since 1998. They have sold over 250,000 copies and consistently charted on Billboard, including the #1 spot on the Top Classical Albums chart. Her album Wish Upon a Star earned a nomination for the 54th GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album.READ MORE ABOUT JENNY OAKS BAKER »


 

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Upcoming Events

TimeOut for Women-Cincinnati, OH

April 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Northern Kentucky Convention Center-Hall 1

1 West Rivercenter Blvd

Covington, KY 41011

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Guest Artist-Intermountain Suzuki String Institute

June 16-21

Juan Diego High School

South Draper, UT

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Recital-Intermountain String String Institute

(Private Event for Institute participants)

June 16, 2014

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Jenny in the news

Deseret News

Jenny Oaks Baker to Perform in Utah County

LEHI — Jenny Oaks Baker will perform with the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra at Thanksgiving Point in a concert featuring her newest album, “Classic: The Rock Album,” which, according to Baker, is ironically her most classical album.  ”This is really not a new approach for me,” Baker told the Deseret News. “I am a classically trained violinist, and this is a classic rock album — with orchestra. It’s really quite up my musical alley.”

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Herald-Violinist brings new classic rock album to Thanksgiving Point

The concert premieres Baker’s 12th CD, which was released through Shadow Mountain on April 1 and represents a new outlet for the classically trained violinist.

“I’ve done Disney, movie themes, quite a few hymns, some classical and Christmas music,” Baker said. “This is an avenue that I haven’t explored.”

And it’s also new for her fans. Baker said the project got a few double-takes when the idea was first thrown out there.

“Some people thought it was a joke when they heard I was doing a rock album,” she said, “because I don’t have tattoos and I’m not really known as a rocker. But it’s classic. I try to be classic and not play music that’s here today and gone tomorrow. I think that’s why it works.”

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More music from Jenny

Noël: Carols of Christmas Past

Jenny joins Emmy-award-winning composer Kurt Bestor again for her newest Christmas album, Noël: Carols of Christmas Past.  Featuring songs with roots deep in European culture, this album takes you on a journey through generations past.  Former Celtic Woman star Alex Sharpe joins Jenny as a guest vocalist on two tracks, adding a beautiful Celtic flair.

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Noel CD


Wish Upon A Star (Grammy Nominated album)

Nominated for a Grammy Award, this album features memorable and entertaining adaptations from classic Disney favorites. These tracks will prove to be a favorite among generations who grew up with these Disney classics and children who are now discovering them for the first time. Produced by Emmy-award-winning composer Kurt Bestor.
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Wish Upon Star