Rob Baker

Pianist

Luton, United Kingdom
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Misty, Fly Me to the Moon, Dream a Littl

Recorded live at Luton Hoo Hotel

01Misty, Fly Me to the Moon, Dream a Littl
02Autumn Leaves, Georgia, Christmas Song
03Come Fly, All The Things, Amelie
04She, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
05Smoke Gets, Million Dreams, Every Time W

Credits & experience

2019
  • Champneys Spa, Henlow, Bedfordshire : Resident pianist
  • Haarlem Jazz Club, Barcelona : Guest pianist
2016
  • Westlodge Park Hotel, Cockfosters, London : Dep. pianist on various occasions
2013
  • Bedfordshire Big Band : Pianist in jazz band 2013-present
2012
  • Luton Hoo Hotel : Resident lounge pianist 2012-present
2009
  • Hotel de l'Amitie, Bamako, Mali : Guest jazz pianist in the bar
2007
  • Le Repaire de Bacchus, Cotonou, Benin : Guest jazz pianist
  • Sorrento Restaurant, Cotonou, Benin : Pianist in restaurant
2004
  • Marina Hotel, Cotonou, Benin : Pianist in the lobby on several occasions from 2004-2008
2002
  • Churchill Hotel, London : Guest pianist for function
1995
  • Ampthill Baptist Church : Pianist for services, beginning in 1995
1993
  • 'All That Jazz' Big Band, Ripon N Yorks : Pianist for Big Band (Many performances including Lightwater Valley and Ripley Castle)
  • Hotel Criollia, Reunion Island (France) : Resident pianist in the bar
  • The Old Deanery Restaurant, Ripon, N Yorks. : Resident pianist in the lounge
1991
  • Majestic Hotel, Harrogate : Guest pianist in bar

Music

Keyboard ability

Expert


Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Influences: Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, Jelly Roll Morton, Jamie Cullum, Harry Connick Jnr.

I can play hundreds of songs. Here's a selection of pieces I play:

After you’ve gone
Aguas de Março
Ain’t misbehavin’
Ain’t No Sunshine
Ain’t she sweet
Alfie
Alice in Wonderland
All Blues
All my tomorrows
All of me
All of Nothing at all
All the things you are
Almost like being in love
Angel Eyes
April in Paris
Are You lonesome tonight
Arthur’s Tune
As time goes by
Autumn in New York
Autumn Leaves
Ave Maria
B Minor Waltz (Bill Evans)
Baby Elephant Walk
Baby It’s cold outside
Baby won’t you please come home
Basin Street Blues
A Beautiful Friendship
Beautiful love
Beauty and the Beast
Begin the Beguine
Besame Mucho
Best things in life are free, The
Bewitched
Black Coffee
Blue Bossa
Blue Champagne
Blue Danube Waltz
Blue in Green
Blue Monk
Blue Room
Bluesette
Body and Soul
Bring me sunshine
But beautiful
But not for me
Button Up Your Overcoat
Bye bye blackbird
California Dreamin’
Call me irresponsible
Can’t help falling in love with you
Can’t help lovin’ that man
Can’t we be friends
Caravan
Carnival (Bill Evans)
Castle on a Cloud (I have a)
Chanson d’Amour
Chatternooga Choo choo
Cheek to cheek
Chelsea Bridge
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
A Child is Born
Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting)
Christmas Waltz
Close to You
Cocktails for Two
Come Fly with Me
Come Rain or Shine
Couple of Swells
Cry Me a River
Cute
Day Dream Believer
A Day in the Life of a Fool
Days of Wine and Roses
De-lovely
Deep Purple
Desafinado
Desperado
Devil May Care
Diamonds are Forever
Did I remember?
Dindi
Doctor Jazz
Dolphin Dance
Do Nothing Till You Hear from me
Don’t Be that Way
Don’t blame me (for falling in love with you)
Don’t get around much anymore
Don’t know why
Downtown
Do you hear the people sing?
Dream a little dream of me
Dream (all I have to do is)
The Duke
Easy to Love (Cole Porter)
Eleven Four
Embraceable you
End of the World
Everybody loves my baby
Every Breath You Take
Everything Happens to Me
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Exactly Like You
Fascinating Rhythm
Flamingo
Fields of Gold
A Fine romance
First Time Every I Saw Your Face
Flamingo
Flintstones (meet the)
Fly me to the Moon
Flying Home
A Foggy day in London town
Fools Rush In
Frim fram sauce
Forrest Gump
From this moment on
Gee Baby Ain’t I good to You
Gentle Rain
Georgia on my mind
Ghost of a Chance
Girl from Ipenema
Guilty
Happy Talky Talk
Have you met Miss Jones?
He’s my guy
Hello Dolly
Here’s That Rainy Day
Honeysuckle Rose
How Deep is Your Love
I can’t get started with you
I can’t give you anything but love
I can’t help falling in love with you (Elvis)
I believe in You
I can’t get started
I could have danced all night
I could write a book
I dreamed a dream
I fall in love too easily
I get a kick out of you
I got rhythm
I hadn’t anyone till you
I left my heart in San Fransisco
I loves you Porgy
I only have eyes for you
I remember April
I should Care
I wish you love
I won’t dance
I’ll be Seeing You
I’ll never smile again, until I smile at you
I’ll remember April
I’ll Take Romance
I’m all Smiles
I’m beginning to see the light
I’m getting sentimental over you
I’m gonna sit right down and right myself a letter
I’ve got my love to keep me warm
If ever I would leave you
If I were a bell
In a Mellow Tone
In a sentimental mood
In The Mood
Invitation
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Is you is, or is you ain’t my baby
It don’t mean a thing (if you ain’t got that swing)
It had to be you
It’s Alright With Me
It’s Only a Paper Moon
It’s the Talk of the Town
I’ve Found a New Baby
I’ve Got Plenty of Nothin’
I’ve got the World on a String
I’ve Got You under my skin
I’ve Never Been In Love Before
Jamaica Farewell
June in January
Just the Way You Are
Killing Me Softly
King of the Road
La La Land
The Lady is a Tramp
Let there be you
Let’s call the whole thing off
Let’s Fall in Love (birds do it)
Life is just a bowl of cherries
Lil Darlin’
Long ago and far away
Look for the silver lining
L.O.V.E (Love is for the way you look at me)
Love is a many splendored thing
Love is just around the corner
Love Me Tender
Lover Man
Love Story
Luck Be A Lady
Lullaby for birdland
Maybe (Annie)
La Mer
Michelle Ma Belle
A Million Dreams
Misty
Moment’s notice
Moondance
Moonglow
Moon Indigo
Moon river
Moonlight becomes you
Moonlight in Vermont
Moonlight Serenade
Morning Dance
Muskrat Ramble
My Foolish Heart
My funny valentine
My Little Suede Shoes
My melancholy baby
My Old Flame
My Romance
My Ship
Nature boy
Nearness of you (The)
New York, New York
A Nightingale sang
A Night in Tunisia
O Danny Boy
Old Devil Moon
On the street where you live
On the sunny side of the street
Once upon a summertime
Only You
Opus one
O Sole Mio
Our love is here to stay
Pennies from Heaven
Pennsylvania 65000
People will say we’re in love
Perdido
Peri’s scope
Piano Man
Pick Yourself Up
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Preacher, The
PS I Love you
Pure Imagination
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Que Sera Sera
Quiet Now
Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
Recipe for love
Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Round midnight
Satin Doll
Shadow of your Smile (The)
She
Slow Boat to China
Smoke gets in your eyes
Solitude (In my)
Someday my prince will come
Some Enchanted Evening
Someone to watch over me
Somewhere (Westside Story)
Somewhere My Love
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Speak Low
Stardust
Stars fell on Alabama
Stella by Starlight
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Stormy Weather
Stranger in Paradise
Stranger on the Shore
Summertime
Sunny
Sunny Side of the Street
Sunny Side up (keep your)
Sway
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Lorraine
‘S Wonderful
Take Five
Take the A Train
Taking a chance on love
Tangerine
Tea for two
Tenderly
Thank You for the Music
Thanks for the Memory
The Lady is a Tramp
The very thought of you
The way you look tonight
There will never be another you
These fo

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