Michael Baker Music

Michael Baker Credit List


 Artist Album Title Label Year Role
 Aretha Franklin "So Damn Happy" Arista 2003 String arr. w/Adi Yeshaya
 Karima Ammar "Every Other Hour" Sony Music 2009 Co-Producer w/Burt Bacharach
 Tormento "Alibi" Sony Music 2006 Writer/producer

 Giorgia "Greatest Hits"   Sony 2003 Writer/producer
 Giorgia "Ladra di Ventro"  
  (3x Platinum)
 Sony/BMG 2004 Writer/producer
 Giorgia "Senza Aii"  
  (3x Platinum)
 Sony/BMG 2001 Writer/producer
 Senit "So High" EMI/Panini 2009 Writer/Producer

 Karima Ammar "Come In Ogni Ora"  (Burt Bacharach)  Sanremo, IT 2009

Music Director:

 Artist Event Label/Location Year Role
 Whitney Houston All events International 1998-present Music Director/Drums
 Giorgia  All events Italy 2001-2006 Music Director/Drums



 Arista 25th Anniversary.Special

  Arista Records 2003Music Director/Arranger


 Artist Event Label/Location  Year  Role
 Burt Bacharach String session Sanremo Festival Forum Studio, Rome 2009 Conductor
 Whitney.Houston American Music Awards Nokia Theater, Los Angeles 2009 Conductor
 Giorgia Sanremo Festival Sanremo, IT 2001 Conductor

 Pino Daniele Electric Jam Tour Italy 2009 Drums/Cond.
 Whitney Houston Dancing With The Stars ABC 2009 Drums/Cond.

Film / TV / DVD:

 Artist Project Medium Year Role
 Robert Townsend "Five Heartbeats" song "Baby Stop Running Around" Film 1987 Writer/Vocals
 Richard Prior "Jo Jo Dancer" (with Jimmy Smith and Billy Erskine) Film 1989 Performer
 Dolce & Gabbana "D & G, Time For Real Lovers" TV Commercial

 Sting & Trudie Styler "Save The Rain Forest" Special Television1992 Drummer
 David Guest  "David Guest Presents, Live From Madison Square Garden" Television 3 yrs. Drummer
 Quincy Jones
 Quincy Jones 50th Anniversary Special Television  Drummer
 Whitney Houston Vetten Das  Performace TV/German Talk Show
 2010 Drummer

 Giorgia Giorgia Live, Ladra Di Vento
 DVD 2004 Drummer/MD
 Giorgia Giorgia Unplugged
 DVD 2005 Drummer/MD
 Robert Townsend "Meteor Man" Film 1989 Writer
 Whiney Houston X-Factor TV 2010 Drummer

 Michael Jackson
 30th Anniversary Special
 Television 2001  Drummer 

Jazz Group Member:

 Group Name
 Members Venue Year Role
 Zawinul Syndicate Joe Zawinul, Gerald Veasley, Bobby Thomas Jr., Michael Baker
 Touring 1988-1990 Drums
 The Leaders Jazz Group Buster Williams , Chico Freeman, Bobby Watson , Eddie Henderson Touring 2007-2008 Drums
 Scott.Henderson.Group Tribal Tech original member
 Touring 1985

Jazz Drummer for the following artists:

Al Jarreau
Wayne Shorter
Joe Zawinul (Syndicate)
Bruce Hornsby
Dianne Reeves
Jimmy Smith
Clark Terry (6 months)
Stanley Turrentine
Bobby Lyle
Billy Childs
Gerald Albright
Kenny Burrell
Johnny Griffin
Phil Upchurch

Eddie Daniels
Marlena Shaw
Marilyn McCoo
Esther Philips
Bobby Hutcherson
Ellington Orchestra
Dionne Warwick
Buster Williams
Scott Henderson
Eddie Henderson
Chico Freeman
"Sophisticated Ladies" (Shubert Theater run, Los Angeles)

Endorsements: (press link for Artist page)