Nick has been into music almost from the moment he was born. Nick has perfect pitch, almost instant recall (he literally can hear a new piece of music one time and play it perfectly). He has an infinite catalog of songs in his head. Very few times can he be stumped when someone names a tune- he almost always knows it and can even tell you who first recorded it, when it was on the Top Ten, etc. He started writing original music about three years ago and produced his new solo CD, Think Positive, Songs With A Message. His music can be enjoyed on many levels and everyone finds meaning in his words. He wrote the piece Bad Behavior Blues as an apology for the bus incident he sings about. Think Positive was written for his father, Mark Baker. His dad was one of his strongest supporters. Before he died in Feb. Of 2001 he got to hear those two songs recorded. Nick seemed to kick into high gear after his dad passed. He has used the song writing as a way of dealing with his grief and loss. Nick's next effort is a song tribute to events on 9/11/02 called Here's to Our Heroes. Nick was inspired to write this song by his visit to the East Coast in the spring of 2002 with 'In Harmony' a Jazz Vocal Ensemble. Nick is currently enrolled at Shoreline Community College, Music Department. Nick has earned honors in both Classical Voice and Classic Piano Juries. He says that his favorite class is Funken Groove under the direction of Bruce Spitz! In addition to performances on campus, this ensemble of elite musicians performs at local clubs like Goldie's in Shoreline and About the Music in Seattle. Nick performs at local venues. Please check Artist News on his website for current schedule. Nick hopes to visit local schools and share his music with students. He enjoys community service work, playing piano at South County Senior Center and at local area Adult Care Facilities. He has been a guest pianist at Faith Community Church here in Edmonds. He is happiest when ever he is performing!
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