image for Music - Jazz item typeLet’s Get Lost- The Life and Music of Chet Baker at Richmond Adult Community College

Richmond Adult Community College

Richmond Adult Community College

Music - Jazz, Sat 28 Apr 2018

Contact

Richmond Adult Community College

020 8891 5907

Address

Parkshot,
Richmond,
TW9 2RE

Details

Chet Baker started playing professionally in the early 1950’s working with the baritone saxophone player and arranger/composer Gerry Mulligan and then with pianist Russ Freeman. Baker was voted America’s top trumpeter by Downbeat Magazine in 1955 ahead of Dizzie Gillespie, Miles Davis and Clifford Brown and helped to establish a West Coast style dominated by white musicians. The pressure of living up to this elevated status helped fuel Chet Baker’s appetite for a potent mix of hash, heroin and cocaine. His drug taking influenced his professional playing career, destroyed three marriages and ultimately led to his early death in Amsterdam on May 13 1988.
Always short of money, Chet Baker is one of the most recorded, some would say over recorded Jazz artists in history and his discography includes albums with Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Paul Desmond. Chet Baker is also one of the most photographed Jazz artists due to the work of William Claxton and the subject of Bruce Weber’s posthumous biopic, Let’s Get Lost.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 Apr 2018 20:00 to 22:00
Doors and bar open 7.30
Music - 8.00 till 10.00

Prices

£12.00 on the door

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 179752  Lat: 51.46430 Long: -0.30290

Buses: H22, H37, 65, R68, R70, 190,
290, 371, 419, 490
Mobility Buses: 938, 963, 964, 967
Tube/Train: Richmond
Public parking in the nearby Old Deer Park car park

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station